Chinese Municipality Uses “Red” Songs to Promote CPC Values.April 27th, 2011 | Posted by in Asia-Pacific
The Chinese Global Times reports that the municipality of Chongqing is urging people to learn songs promoting patriotism and socialist values as part of strengthening links between the citizens and the Communist Party of China. A total of 36 “red songs” are being broadcast frequently on local television and have been uploaded onto major Web portals, while lyrics are being published in print media from April 10 to May 20 to make it easier to learn the songs. A local official, Xu Chao, explained the term “Red” as meaning not only “revolution, communism or socialism. It also includes elements that represent happiness, harmony, being positive and healthy. The term is actually quite inclusive.” The songs are all contemporary works, and include “Country,” performed by Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan and mainland singer Liu Yuanyuan in praise of the ties between every household and the fate of the entire country.
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