November 25, 2014

"In our song, the stereotype image of a serious political leader has been changed into someone who can connect with ordinary people."

"This will make people have an emotional connection to the couple."

Soon, you too will be singing "Uncle Xi [Chinese President Xi Jinping] loves Mother Peng [his wife, Peng Liyuan]":



Meade just said: "It also reminds me a lot of Bruce Springsteen. All that growling, grunting singing." That insight makes it 5 times as funny to me.

16 comments:

Emil Blatz said...

I can dance to it.

Ann Althouse said...

Meade likes it almost as much as "Stand With Governot Walker."

Anonymous said...

Tlamps rike us, baby we wele boln to lun.

Ann Althouse said...

Walker haters will enjoy my typo.

Harmonious world!

traditionalguy said...

She seems to be a neat lady. Wasn't she the one Putin hit on?

ObeliskToucher said...

Sounds a bit more like Johnny Horton ("Sink the Bismarck") than the Boss...

YoungHegelian said...

I'm not a "China hand", as they would say in the foreign policy biz in DC, but isn't public exposure of a "first lady" something new in Chinese politics?

There was Mao's wife, Jiang Qing, of course, but I'm not sure if she was really well known outside of Party circles. I am sure, however, that the Party's experience with Jiang Qing made them fervently hope to never, ever again have the wives of the leadership active in politics.

Anga2010 said...

Sounds like something a Chinese Hamlet might say.

Oso Negro said...

Just a modern turn on the cult of personality. They have probably been studying the early years of Obamamania. The Chinese better watch out, pretty soon Mother Peng will be reducing the size of their school lunches and chiding them for eating fried rice instead of boiled rice.

Clyde said...

"Born To Yuan"?

JSD said...

A Chinese song in I-IV-V ?? I hear Johnny Horton too. Battle of New Orleans.

Craig Landon said...

She's a handsome woman. Yes, I still use that term.

TravelingHerrings said...

Ann (and Meade), this post is the best example of why I read this blog. Where else would I find a spot-on connect of a Chinese video to Bruce Springsteen? Nowhere. Hilarious.

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Be said...

My first impression was about what an awkward take on retro Kpop this was. (Kpop being a retro/nowtro take on Western Pop.)

http://www.ovguide.com/video/a-mighty-wind-clip-nowtro-922ca39ce10036ba0e117e030e419819

Be said...

My second take was, whatever happened to the Pearl Sisters?

http://youtu.be/ov4ltAWjjIE