Drawing on Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis, this study examines the effects of the discursive construction of a selected editorial of The Global Times, Huanqiu Shibao on THAAD deployment to South Korea. It interprets how the editorial employes specific discursive strategies to represent their perspectives. The analytic emphases were placed on three layers of the textual, discourse, and social practices which are associated with linguistic features, newspaper style and intertextuality of discourses, and social and political contexts. The findings indicate that the Chinese government-friendly news media employs linguistic features such as stating thesis statements through questions, using various addressing terms and pronouns to separate and amplify specific voices, and applying metaphors to frame the meanings of THAAD deployment into a war. It also represents Chinese ideological beliefs of Big Dream, in particular, China’s Belt and Road Initiative, One Belt One Road Strategy. It was concluded that the discourses could be conceptualized as Chinese political persuasion to spread their supremacy over the Korean government and intimidate Korea through their rhetorical strategies. The strategies pertain to criticism of THAAD deployment, mockery of Korea’s stupidity on the decision, degrading of Korea’s position to the pawn which is the weakest piece in the game of chess, and threatening Korea through the frames comprising warlike metaphors. As a result, this editorial instigates Korea to stay silent and do nothing, which helps China to play The Great Game across Eurasia.