November 8, 2020 at 15:25 (14:25Chinese time), in the Bunker Situation Room, Joint Command Center of the Central Military Commission in Beijing, China
The sound of a siren blared throughout downtown Beijing. It was an alarm warning of a ballistic missile attack.
"Two missiles are flying toward Beijing at a tremendous speed. Forty-two seconds before they hit the city."
The operator was obviously terrified as he made the urgent announcement.
"What? Forty-two seconds? And you detected it only now? What were you doing?!"
Vice-President Kan Kuichou kicked the operator's desk which was in front of him apparently because he couldn't believe the missiles were detected only 42 seconds before they were to be hit.
"The Air Defense Brigade has launched eight S-400 40N6 missiles to intercept, sir."
"Tell them to fire eight more."
Vice-President Kan Kuichou screamed, and he was furious.
"Yes, sir. I'll issue an order for additional fire."