Don’t call it a comeback! China has dropped another soon-to-be chart-topping hit about Chinese governance. This one is about Xi Jinping’s very own “Four Comprehensives,” announced in February of 2015. In case you forgot about Xi, state-run publication Xinhua has released an animated rap video to help wake all our asses up.
Get your freak on below, with a translation provided by The New York Times:
Over a peppy pop arrangement, a dude with fairly tragic flow spits out Xi’s grand vision for China:
1) Comprehensively build a moderately prosperous society
2) Comprehensively deepen reform
3) Comprehensively govern the country according to the law
4) Comprehensively apply strictness in governing the party
At the end, there’s even a choral epilogue ode to the “China Dream” to the tune of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9.”
Previously, the Party’s last single for China’s 13th five-year plan received mixed reviews (although apparently all the comments on Weibo have since been deleted), and it seems “Four Comprehensives” is stoking a similar fire.
Incidentally, Xinhua describes the release as “not brainwashing at all.” Personally, we can’t wait for more of the same in the future.
By Pinky Latt
[Image via Weibo / Video via NY Times]