Terminator legend Arnold Schwarzenegger and martial arts action pal Jackie Chan are joining forces to kick out Chinese DVD pirating.

The Hollywood hard man - now Governor of California - is set to front a trade mission to Beijing next month (NOV05), and curbing copyright violators will be top of the agenda.

Schwarzenegger has enlisted the help of RUSH HOUR star Chan who will appear in a public-service announcement on Asian TV criticising movie and music bootleggers as a drain on the economy.

The New York Daily News reports the kung-fu comic will have a 30-second spot in the ads which will see him spectacularly obliterate a Hong Kong pirate operation.

It is hoped the hard-hitting campaign will deter consumers who may be tempted to buy cheap illegal copies.