Music Video: “The Whole World is Laughing at China Being Stupid” (全世界都在笑中国傻)

Increasingly, music videos in China are not only a form of entertainment but carry a political message – sometimes subtle, sometimes not – as well. See this CDT translation for an example. ChinaHush has also translated the lyrics of another pop song: Recently this music video named “The whole world is laughing at China being stupid” (全世界都在笑中国傻) has been circulating on the Chinese internet. Initially this music video was “officially approved” by the Chinese government, however netizens strongly reacted to the bitter sarcasm of the lyrics which associated with China’s current situation. Soon after, Sina – the first website posted this video quickly removed the video content from its page. Subsequently, most of the major Chinese video sharing sites also have removed it. The whole world is laughing at China being stupid
Selling rare earth minerals to foreigner at the same price as radishes
The whole world is laughing at China being stupid
The goods we deliver make the whole world praising us being so obedient
The whole world is laughing at China being stupid
The money we earn but store in someone else’s home
The whole world is laughing at China being stupid
The words we speak make the whole world praising us being so obedient ...
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3 Responses to Music Video: “The Whole World is Laughing at China Being Stupid” (全世界都在笑中国傻)

  1. I’d rather have my country be laughed at based on incorrect perceptual issues than be loathed for the reality of being fat fascist pawns.

  2. IJT says:

    Sounds like the rantings of a nationalistic angry-youth to me. Far fom criticizing China- this song is urging China to be more assertive and aggressive in the World.

  3. RLC says:

    AGree with IJT, it’s just more China-as-victim.