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Chinese state TV has been humiliatingly exposed as having played unofficial US anthem “America the Beautiful” during an animation celebrating the non-exploding launch of its Tiangong-1 space lab module.

The video, showing the majestic CG animation CCTV played in celebration of the module’s launch:

The tune features such partiotic lines as “America! America! God shed his grace on thee” and has previously been proposed as a replacement national anthem.

Fortunately for CCTV, the version they played was an instrumental.

Online, those Chinese unlucky enough to recognise the song report feeling utterly humiliated:

“At the time, I was eating in a hotel with foreigners from an American company and Chinese clients and we were watching the live broadcast.

All the Chinese there wanted to disappear.”

CCTV has been silent as to how this happened, although as they have previously been caught passing off a clip of Top Gun as footage of their military’s latest fighter jet (many of which are themselves of dubious provenance) the incident is unfortunately not an isolated one.

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    Avatar of kazaza2
    Comment by kazaza2
    07:08 01/10/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Considering all the technology they've ripped off on us they should make it their 2nd National Anthem.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:31 01/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Although to be fair, considering all the stuff we get from China, we just might need to make their national anthem our 2nd one in return.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    10:32 01/10/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    To be actually fair, Discovery Channel and other "spacey" institutions have influenced the culture of space technology to the point that this is the sort of music one expects to hear during a rocket launch.

    For that matter I've seen videos of space stuff set to classic music. Example here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZOTZX7HZkI we see a time lapse from the Atlantis shuttle set to Bethoven's Ode to joy.

    Should Americans be ashamed of using evil alien German music in their videos? No, because xenophobia is for retards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:01 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @ anon 13:58

    That's a ridiculous excuse and trying to postrate oneself on a high horse if so. It'll just make one look like a hypocrite.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:58 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    America's suposed to be a "melting pot" of all countries why should they feel ashamed over using music from a deaf man from another country?

    Comment by Anonymous

    'To be actually fair,'

    Stop trying to be actually fair on SanCom. Let us get back to our sniping and back-biting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:47 04/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well it's not that big of a deal to begin with. I mean we don't go into "bitching" mode when anime or games incoporate countless music from Mozart, Beethoven or Bach. This is basically the same thing. People saying otherwise are just drowning themselves in semantics.

    Some genre of music just fits an event, action or occasion.

    Comment by Anonymous

    It's a completely different situation dude. They manufacture a lot of products for us, but the rights to intellectual property still belong to us, or whichever foreign company manufactures in China.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    19:36 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Rights to intellectual property is an illusion. A pretty perverted illusion. Just think about the possibility of someone having the rights to a language and everyone who speaks it needs to pay him for it.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    03:11 02/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you can get a copryright to a word, you just had to be an early riser to get a copyright to a language. It isn't far fetched, but copyright wasn't around when language was invented.

    ..and I don't think we are in a position to force our laws on other nations. So, yeah. I'm fine with what china does. Everyones ripping off everyone. Sony is ripping off Nintendo, China is ripping off America, America is ripping off Europe, engineers are ripping off nature, Arists are ripping off each other... I'm fine with all of that.

    Comment by Anonymous

    My God couldnt you choose an even more retarded example?

    So aside from the fact that you CANT COPYRIGHT A FUCKING LANGUAGE youre really think China should be allowed to copypaste every invention, continue with their industrial espionage all over the world and sell it as their own?

    There is a difference between the intellectual property of a fucking aircraft carrier and that of a shitty popmusic song youre downloading

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:26 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    China sure does love trolling it's own citizens.

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    22:56 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @kazaza

    though i agree, i doubt you know of any significant instances where China's state government "ripped-off" anything from America, and your views are highly influenced by the overwhelming bias of SanCom's articles and your fan boy mentality towards Japan solely via weeaboo culture.

    Other than that, you're right.

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    Comment by kazaza2
    00:54 03/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    J-20 PRC Stealth fighter technology "liberated" from US F-117 stealth fighter. Any business including most recently General Motors doing business in China have complained about losing intellectual property to Chinese corporate spies. Huffington Post article of September 23 2011 quotes Timothy Geitner as saying China has been extremely aggressive in their stealing of corporate technology.

    As for your personal attack on my "fanboy" mentality (interesting considering your handle is in Kanji) Yamato Damashii is that if you stand in front the temple, the only thing you'll absorb is feeling of your own self importance. To tell you to stop trolling would be a waste of my time. You've always been a troll and will continue to be one but I for one will no longer be biting. Have a nice time at the temple gates Grasshopper!

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    Comment by sweetdart
    01:05 03/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's right but he's wrong? Are you schizoid?
    Go back to sleep.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:40 04/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guess your comprehension level isn't quite there yet.

    Basically he's agreeing on the stereotype view that China indeeds copies other nations products in this case incorporating that view with America as it's prime. However because it is a stereotype view, instances of actual evidence proving it is scarce, or difficult to list on top of your head.

    Where as if it was Japan, it'd be a lot easier.

    Comment by Shironeko
    09:17 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I could not agree more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:43 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    This comment wins.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wouldn't be very fitting for space exploration though, as the basis of NASA (and the stuff from area51) was to import about 1600 Nazi scientists. f^^;

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:28 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    As did the Soviets. The Soviets (the other workers paradise) couldn't even build a decent automobile much less a rocket without "importing" German expertice. Selective memory you have youngling.

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    Comment by Surrender Monkey
    07:12 01/10/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    The "lucky" soul responsible for this faux-pas gets an all expense paid trip to the "re-education center" to listen to "The East is Red" 5 million times!

    That'll teach them!!

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    Comment by Slush
    06:22 01/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    AMERICA FUCK YEAH

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    Comment by MadScientist
    07:19 01/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    THIS CALLS FOR THE AMERICA FUCK YEAH SONG

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhnUgAaea4M

    Fuck yeah

    McDonalds, fuck yeah
    Wal-Mart, fuck yeah
    The Gap, fuck yeah
    Baseball, fuck yeah
    NFL, fuck yeah
    Rock and roll, fuck yeah
    The Internet, fuck yeah
    Slavery, fuck yeah

    Fuck yeah

    Starbucks, fuck yeah
    Disney world, fuck yeah
    Porno, fuck yeah
    Valium, fuck yeah
    Reeboks, fuck yeah
    Fake Tits, fuck yeah
    Sushi, fuck yeah
    Taco Bell, fuck yeah
    Rodeos, fuck yeah
    Bed bath and beyond
    (Fuck yeah, fuck yeah)

    Liberty, fuck yeah
    White Slips, fuck yeah
    The Alamo, fuck yeah
    Band-aids, fuck yeah
    Las Vegas, fuck yeah
    Christmas, fuck yeah
    Immigrants, fuck yeah
    PopEye, fuck yeah
    Democrats, fuck yeah
    Republicans
    (Fuck yeah, fuck yeah)
    Sportsmanship
    Books

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    japs fuck yeah

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:19 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    internet ... *grins*
    cute

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:55 01/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    You forgot

    FUCK YOU! UNCLE SAM! WE DON"T WANT TO SEE YOUR PEDO FUCKING FACE!

    http://img2.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/safe-misc-xii/alan-neil-lamph.jpg

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    Comment by coquette
    08:41 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Go buy another used aircraft carrier from Uncle Joe Stalins used boats. Stupid PRC zealot. You dumbasses don't even know when when you're getting banged in the ass with that stupid grin on your faces.
    BTW that guy in the picture might be your honorable grandfather!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:23 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    at kireikutsu

    Naaa He's just a the English pedo teacher recently in tha article 'English Teacher Raped 15 Pupils “To Build Their Characters”' an American maybe your Gramps!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:31 01/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    lol. this is nothing to be proud about. anyone else could do this as well.It is no wonder, just waste enough money.. American people mentality is best described with "wasteful" they say "science has no boundaries" with them many other things has no boundaries. their "freedom" is pure intemperance ..

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 01/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    You said a whole lot of nothing just now.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Come one, who cares about that song anyway? Europe had Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Pachelbel. If they had played "Air", "Kanon D-Dur" or "Bereite dich Zion" that would be something. But they just played some tunes of a land of the idiots. A land without any cultur, without any humanrights and without any taste in music.

    Then again, Europe music isn't "Look! We Are So Awesome! We Are Allways right Look at us! Attention! Am I Awesome? Ain' I! Right! So Awesome!". Europe music has a soul beside this nationalistically bullshit. As China is as nationalistically as the US using the US songs sound fine to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Deutchland Deutchland Uber Alles ring a bell dickhead?
    God Save The Queen?
    More Euro bullshit!
    Stop talking out your ass!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:14 02/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @08:44 Something tells me you've never taken one step out of your own country let alone your front door.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 02/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    When was it that we in europe sad this bullshit? It was back in the 40th! And the Brit-Fags give more and more a fuck about their land or the Queen. Just the USA, China, Japan, North Korea is like "We are so awesome!"

    Here in Europe you don't get shoot for burning a stupid flag and don't get assaulted like Moore for criticize the President. We in europe don't build a wall between us and the next country like the USA does it with Mexico.

    Anyway why you're reading this? Don't you have to imprison innocents, kill them, start war? Don't you have to discriminate anyone who isn't white, christian or and US-citizen?

    Land of the free? Home of the brave? My ass! Land of ultranationalists, Land of the xanthophobia, Land of the violence.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:49 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't forgot about Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion OST1 Track 11 All Hail Britannia

    Comment by Anonymous

    If it wasn't for the US, it's money and it's military you'd still be sucking Japanese cock.
    So STFU!

    Comment by Anonymous

    america!!1 fuck NO.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 01/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    AMERICA FUCK YOU.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:38 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    you all just make me hate fucking... thanks a lot jerks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:40 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I get not liking America but choosing an anthem for a fictional anime country as "your anthem" is odd. The "my waifu" concept is extending to fictional countries as well now?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:35 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good. maybe you won't reproduce :P

    Comment by Anonymous

    FUCK USA! THEY ARE ALL SATANIC!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Fucking Song! Make me PUKE!!!

    Here's my Anthem!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leX3IG__7AM

    Hail Lelouch and All Hail Britannia!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:14 01/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    America!!! Fuck You!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:51 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Maybe Chinese way of saying we PIRATE your song to our Success!

    Comment by Anonymous

    At Anon 08:25

    USA! The Land of NARUTARD!

    Comment by Anonymous

    FUCK YEAH!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 01/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Japan! The land of child Porn!
    Japan! The land of otaku!
    Japan! The land of Tojo!
    Japan! The land that spends there money at McDonalds
    Japan! The land that shops at Walmart where everything is made in China and the yen is sent to the USA!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:45 01/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

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    Comment by Mere
    05:21 01/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    "The non-exploding launch"

    Lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:37 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    that made me lol also

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:31 01/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That also made me lmao

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    Comment by MushyPancake
    03:20 04/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just realized something, In china everything that is not supposed to explode will explode and things that will explode or has a high chance of exploding will not explode. I should get a nobel prize for this .






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