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African Man Sings Propanganda Song for CCP 90th Anniversary [China Smack/Youtube]

With nearly 1 million hits within 2 days of being uploaded onto Chinese video sharing website Youku, this video can be said to be representative of China’s growing sphere of influence beyond East Asia and Asia.

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African Man Sings Propanganda Song for CCP 90th Anniversary
Source – Chinasmack, published May 23, 2011

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is the founding political party of the People’s Republic of China and at 78 million members strong, it is also the world’s largest political party. The CCP (or CPC for Communist Party of China) was founded on July 1, 1921 in Shanghai, and to commemorate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the party, a man who calls himself “Brother Hao” [literally: proper younger brother, “younger” denoting a sign of respect] sings “The Words of Chairman Mao are Memorized by Heart”, a “red” song [a Chinese Revolutionary-Era propaganda song].  The song was written by Fu Fengcheng, who is also responsible for having written other famous “red” songs like “Song of the Red Star” and “Azalea”. This video was accumulated nearly 1 million hits within 2 days of being uploaded onto popular Chinese video sharing website Youku and currently has nearly 4k comments.

[Dialogue and lyrics from video:]
Nana, shoobeedoo-pay-ay

Hello everyone!
I’m Brother Hao, the King of “Red” songs
wishing the Communist Party [of China] a happy birthday on their 90th anniversary.

The red sun shines everywhere [upon the four corners of China]
The ideology of Chairman Mao radiate a gold light
The heat of the red sun warms the bodies of the people
The glory of Chairman Mao’s thoughts shines light into our hearts
Shines light into our hearts

Chairman [Mao’s] idealogical thoughts are disseminated everywhere
The people of the revolution have made their stand
Men and women, people both old and young, will all simulaneously enter the war
These people will fight this war with an invincible strength without equal
An invincible strength without equal

[I’m] singing this melodious “red” song
from me to all of you.
I am your stalwart African brother
Brother Hao,
wishing for a more prosperous/greater China
and a better standard of living that will likewise continually improve.
[I] hope that the people of China
and the people of Africa
will eternally [serve] as good brothers [to and for each other].
How about it?

[Since we have] the words of Chairman Mao that are memorized by heart,
No matter if [faced with an] enemy both crazy and violent,
We will set an inescapable trap [for them]
and use it to bury all of those cruel and greedy robbers
And bury all of them
and use it to bury all of those cruel and greedy robbers
And bury all of them
And bury all of them


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