Chinese Play Anti-American Song at Obama Dinner

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A Chinese pianist has insulted the American nation and humiliated President Obama by playing a well-known anti-American song at a state dinner function attended by both President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Famous Chinese pianist Lang Lang was playing for the premiers of both China and the US at a White House function intended to show the supposed amity between the two nations.

However, after the dinner concluded it was realised that one of the songs he had played was actually an anti-American propaganda piece.

The song in question, “My Motherland,” is a famous tune in China, originating from a Korean War propaganda film glorifying China’s attack on UN forces defending South Korea from an unprovoked invasion by the North.

The song contains a refrain calling the Americans “jackals” fit only to be shot:

“There are good wines for friends who come,
And if there be wolves and jackals,
We greet them with hunting rifle.

This is my big and powerful Motherland
The land of my birth.
On this vast land peace radiates!”

Both the White House and the Chinese government have refused to acknowledge the significance of the song, although it is widely suspected the Chinese government would have known in advance what exactly the pianist would be playing and what its significance would be.

Lang Lang claims rather improbably that his decision to play a song glorifying a war against the US to their own president was just an expression of national pride and musical taste:

“Playing this song praising China to heads of state from around the world seems to tell them that our China is formidable, that our Chinese people are united; I feel deeply honored and proud.”

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“I thought to play ‘My Motherland’ because I think playing the tune at the White House banquet can help us, as Chinese people, feel extremely proud of ourselves and express our feelings through the song. I think it’s especially good.”

Online, Chinese are crowing with delight at being able to insult their hated foe so brazenly and get away with it, whilst Americans are being left with the distinct impression peace is the last thing which radiates from China…


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    Avatar of Megidola
    Comment by Megidola
    09:27 26/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    China Quality Diplomacy.

    Avatar of yaku
    Comment by yaku
    09:51 26/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    From China, even peace treaties are of such quality.

    Avatar of Kitsunemimi6
    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    10:06 26/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    That China sure loves to pull stunts like this...

    "China Quality Diplomacy" indeed, Megidola...

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    Comment by toyNN
    11:25 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh yes...Chinese Diplomacy indeed. The retarded Obama administration just bends over and takes it. Disgusting.

    I feel the need to ram a few Chinese spy-trawlers.

    Avatar of Megidola
    Comment by Megidola
    11:41 26/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    China can't use the "closed door" trick again now that Bush is no longer president, so they had to resort to this song...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:45 26/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    it's a beautiful song regardless of its meaning.

    musicians value music over politics.

    Avatar of Kitsunemimi6
    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    11:47 26/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Well they kind of have no choice, China is holding the US by the neck against a wall & demanding them to give'em the money or else...

    Ah, sweet sweet Dept, ruins everything it touches...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:04 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    WW3 may indeed happen within our lifetime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes i support china for doing this.
    If china collapse first, the western world will face major recession.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    We take about 700 billion dollars (without compensation) from them them and the best insult they can come up with is a song? I'll take the trade gladly

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:02 26/01/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    China should be destroyed. Better them now than us later. I say nuke those fucks...it already worked nicely on the japanese... :-)

    Avatar of alidan
    Comment by alidan

    toyNN
    11:25

    in america, we have the freedom to say whatever the fuck we want about government. in china you get put in prison, or killed, whichever is easier for them to do to that individual.

    the fuck are we up in arms about a song? is it insulting, possibly? does it demonstrate that in america you are free? fuck yea.

    are chinese missing the message? fuck yea.

    Lawence Codye
    11:47

    we honestly don't have to take it. if we want within a year, probably less we could move to india, they have us by the ball in the short term but if they really pissed us off, we can tell them to fuck off.

    Anonymous
    12:48

    700 billion is cut back spending for 1 year by about 1/6th, we can take a hard year to pay them back if nessassary

    Avatar of Kitsune9Tails
    Comment by Kitsune9Tails
    15:05 26/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "Bends over and takes it." As opposed to what? Declaring war then and there? Gods, I hope you never end up in a position with policy control over a cross-town rivalry, much less foreign policy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:15 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Incorrect alidan, we could move our outsourcing to India, but we can't move the debt there.

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    Comment by Kuraudo
    15:24 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Our outsourcing already is in India.

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    Comment by Bazzyrick
    15:32 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are clearly just being so arrogant as to blatantly insult the Americans at such a prestigous event, knowing full well that the ones in charge wont acknowledge the insult, yet most of the Chinese will know what it means, and I doubt all the Americans will know what it means but media sources such as this will spread it. Causing chaos amongst Americans and huge Pride amongst Chinese.

    I do not want to be around when this extremely high tension wire between these 2 snaps. I'm also glad I'm not American. However I would be in full support of the Yankys against the Chinese if anything happens. No respect for the Chinese and every news article I read from any source just makes it worse.

    Comment by Anonymous

    China want to be gang rhaped by the rest of the world (O _ O)

    Avatar of Elc
    Comment by Elc
    19:12 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I find it funny that they revel in such a low level insult, i guess its because of their inability to say anything against their own government that they are able to be moved by any kind of anti-government action even if it may be accidental and against the wrong side, due to the inability for them to do it themselves... in all seriousness, such an insult is on the "facepalm + revel at the stupidity" level, not nearly like "we are deeply insulted and must take serious action"...

    seriously, China is a like a spoiled brat, when will they learn that their policies only cause their population to be less productive, and stupider than their full potential.
    oh well, the reign of china is starting to slow down and I see it reversing in the somewhat near future, with the new tax laws that eliminate tax free foreign investments and the poor government handling of both foreign investments and economic policies, I see a decline in the chinese economy on the horizon. when that time comes, the "communist"(actually closer to fascist) chinese government will finally realize the epicly deep hole they dug for their grave by acting like everyone else was their bitches.

    Ill have my pen ready to remark my world map, i say by 2050, ill have to add a few countries officially to my map like "Tibet" and "Taiwan" and rename the Peoples Republic of China to the United Providences of China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:08 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon 12:04 LOL hoping that China will get what they deserve for being an ass

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:03 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obama is quite skilled. He's planning to nuke china while they're sitting there laughing and watching the video.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 27/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If Chinese can express their national pride in such manner, I'd like to express mine by dickslaping them both.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:53 27/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Historically China has insulted countries and their diplomats by demanding they kowtow to Chinese diplomats and even objects that they say represent the emperor regardless of their position on the world stage. I think this is the biggest insult they've done to a head of state though.

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    Comment by bluecarrot
    10:54 26/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Lol this is so amazingly stupid that all my serious thoughts evaporated... Oh wait. I had no idea chinese could get online anymore. Thats amazing in itself

    Avatar of TenguSan
    Comment by TenguSan
    11:08 26/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    China's gift of peace and goodwill: The finger

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:59 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol I can only imagine them firing nukes towards every country while saying "We want peace!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    racist bitch

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    moral fag

    Avatar of Satonaka
    Comment by Satonaka
    11:21 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    "Online"

    Wait... theses same chinese people "crowing" are smart enough to use the internet?

    "To start... press any key... where's the 'any key'"?

    Comment by Anonymous

    yet u look at any honor calc class and they are all azn.
    any key would be "any" key on ur keyboard stupid american

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:07 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    When you have 0 free time and get beaten, humiliated and punished by your parents if you don't bring home the best grades its quite easy to achieve that.

    I for one prefer a real life you know... and I also prefer not being my parents bitch who jumps out the window at 30 because of repeated childhood traumas and a short wang...

    hahaha

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm moderately sure China doesn't fly children here to take Honors Calculus in High School, Anon.
    And my honors Calculus class had mostly black students, so speak for yourself there, chief.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:05 28/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see the ignorant are up in about, @12:20.

    On topc: For some odd reason, I imagine Obama and everyone, after the party, making 'umad?' faces at China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:40 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon

    oh wait...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chain BBBBBBBBBBBBBREAAK!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:03 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    rebel scum

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:04 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chinese are racists just like the nazis were, if not worse. The chinese think they are different and have a different evolution and are superior to everybody else. It's being taught in schools there just like in nazi germany. Just wait and see until they start going crazy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:13 30/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I always laugh at the ironic bigotry of such comments. You call the Chinese Nazi-esque racist, lumping them all together and generalizing them, in turn showing that the biggest racist here is in fact yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:35 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm sure you've been through the whole curriculum in China and not pulling shit out of your asshole.

    Get the facts straight, there's all types of racist people regardless of ethnicity.

    Avatar of GANTZ Playboy!
    Comment by GANTZ Playboy!
    16:28 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    how many times do I have to say it: Obama is a Anti-Colonialist. He is TRYING to destroy America's image and insult it at every turn!

    There are a million ways to PRO-China while Not being ANTI-America. I have no probs with China.

    Avatar of Elc
    Comment by Elc
    19:19 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lol @ ur FOXNEWS pic and comment...

    FOXNEWS: The most successful troll group in the world short of the Chinese government.

    I can imagine everyone working at FOXNEWS with trollfaces...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:46 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have problem with China gov. They use their money to buy land from other countries (by bribing with trade agreement and stuffs behind the scene) even if the people of that country does not accept. They are greedy and now is the time for them to drop the "peaceful" mask.

    Again, another Nazi Germany is on the rise to power.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:44 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gorgonite Scum

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    Comment by demonhaseo
    10:08 26/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Thank you megidola, you took the words right out of my mouth.

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    Comment by The Kiss
    10:21 26/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Can Artefact let me upvote you to "+2.0"?

    You deserve it. :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:44 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    theres no way the government would have allowed that, I think Lang Lang will be catching a bang bang in the... jail jail

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    Comment by CowExtract
    10:52 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Try tang tang (it's close enough to the general area, if you know what I mean...)

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:45 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You really think a country like China works that way? He'll become a freaking national hero right away.

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    11:01 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If I didn't know better....I'd think China was picking a fight.

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    Comment by Hellmen
    11:18 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can't spell QUALITY without capslock for the sake of emphasis.

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    Comment by Icefox
    11:21 26/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This song originally came from a movie about the Korean war but the song itself doesn't even mention war. The line about 'jackals' being shot doesn't have to be a reference to Americans and is the only line in the entire song that mentions killing someone or something.
    This song, from what I can tell, is just a song that is popular in China simply because of its patriotic tones. You could compare it to the myriad of American war tunes that extols the wonderfulness of America while shouting about killing its enemies. I'm sure some if not all of such songs had an enemy in mind when they were written but over the years its just a patriotic song that people like to sing.

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    Comment by Shirakawa
    14:44 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, this song is only being bent to the interpretations of what meaning it holds to the people who listen to it.

    The same problem with Islamic extremists misinterpreting "holy war", the nazis taking what the bible says as if the Jewish community needed to be punished for the killing of Jesus Christ.

    The interpretation for those who tie it to the Korean War, Chinese citizens of this sort view it as Nationalistic pride and repel the foreign jackals. There is a LOT of Nationalistic rhetoric being used in the Chinese media today and recently it has built up at least since the HAINAN ISLAND INCIDENT in 2001, which few people remember because of 9/11.

    Such use of media can only help stir the powder keg of resentment.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:18 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The meaning may be up for interpretation, but the fact that a song that could be misunderstood for something anti-American at a meeting between the Presidents of America and China was approved in the first place shows bad taste.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:31 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    china is so shameless.

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    Comment by Yourtime
    15:25 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol interesting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 26/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No,u guys are wrong,that song is a reminder that reminds China and USA were once stayed side by side against JPS,and they lay down and buried jps warlords. who are the wolves,as speak of Korea war,the Soviet union,the north Korean refugee,the USA,and the Japanese,by the way, the JPS always wolfing around Asia,this article only make the world see clearer a little anxious man staying in a dark corner worrying his US dad abandon him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:05 27/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    America needs China to survive by selling debts, and China needs America to pay their debts.It's totally oblivious now and now China is gathering their strength to reign over the world

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 27/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, chinese national anthem is the anti-Japanese songs, should they play it in Japan?

    Well, I had learn chinese about few years. "my motherland" is a really nice song, but it is movie song which talk about the koren war.

    Why the people like make the event become complicated?











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