An anti-US trade war song has become a viral hit in China

As the US and China continue to slap tariffs on each other in a tit-for-tat trade war, a new song called “Trade War” has gone vinyl in China.

The song, which has been viewed more than 100,000 times on WeChat, China’s largest social media platform, is sung to the tune of an anti-Japanese song from the 1960s.

Composed by Zhao Liangtian, a member of the Poetry Institute of China (which has a close connection to the government’s propaganda wing), he believes that today’s situation is similar to the tensions that once existed with Japan.

Sing with me:

Trade war!

Trade War!

Not afraid of the outrageous challenge!

Not afraid of the outrageous challenge!

A trade war is happening over the Pacific Ocean!

Very catchy, no? It gets better, too. There’s a line that goes “If the perpetrator wants to fight, we will beat him out of his wits.”

Here’s the whole thing.

Fun, right? Can’t wait for the dance remix. And if you need the lyrics, here they are.

(Via The Hill)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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