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Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House
breitbart ^ | 1/22/11 | pr newswire

Posted on 01/22/2011 10:17:54 PM PST by Nachum

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the state dinner for Hu Jintao, the pianist Lang Lang played a tune that all Chinese recognize as encouraging hatred of the United States as the enemy of China.

Read the beginning of The Epoch Times article below; get the complete story at this link: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/49822/

Read the difference. The Epoch Times publishes in 17 languages and in 33 countries. TheEpochTimes.com.

Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House

US humiliated in eyes of Chinese by song used to inspire anti-Americanism

By MATTHEW ROBERTSON

Epoch Times Staff

Lang Lang the pianist says he chose it. Chairman Hu Jintao recognized it as soon as he heard it. Patriotic Chinese Internet users were delighted as soon as they saw the videos online. Early morning TV viewers in China knew it would be played an hour or two beforehand. At the White House State dinner on Jan. 19, about six minutes into his set,< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kroEprEpvtA > Lang Lang began tapping out a famous anti-American propaganda melody from the Korean War: the theme song to the movie "Battle on Shangganling Mountain."< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-aTpkd6-P8 >

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1 posted on 01/22/2011 10:17:58 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 01/22/2011 10:19:09 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I don’t feel humiliated. I think it is incredibly rude. This man is in our country as a guest.


3 posted on 01/22/2011 10:29:01 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum

china, we got yer jackal right here


4 posted on 01/22/2011 10:29:35 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: freekitty

kind of showed how clueless obummer was


5 posted on 01/22/2011 10:30:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Nachum

Obozo is dangerous idiot. 2012 can’t get here soon enough.


6 posted on 01/22/2011 10:38:12 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Nachum

Obama probably loved the song.


7 posted on 01/22/2011 10:44:26 PM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Nachum

I suppose Zero had to find out about it the hard way - via Fox news?


8 posted on 01/22/2011 10:45:44 PM PST by blueplum
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To: Nachum
The song is not just any old song. As Chinese netizens have pointed out, “My Motherland” is the theme song for a famous anti-U.S. movie about the Korean War from 1956, titled “Battle on Shangganling Mountain.”

The movie depicts Chinese troops enduring freezing weather with no food or water and American soldiers using flame throwers and laughing at burning Chinese soldiers. In retaliation, there’s a lot of killing of American troops later in the film.

“Those American folks very much enjoyed it and were totally infatuated with the melody!!! The U.S. is truly stupid!!” wrote a user named You’re In My Memory on Sina’s micro-blogging site. This particular post was re-posted many times.

9 posted on 01/22/2011 10:53:57 PM PST by smokingfrog (BORN free - taxed to DEATH)
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To: Nachum
So I says to the genie, 'I didn't wish for a 12-inch Chinese pianist, I wished for...'
10 posted on 01/22/2011 10:54:30 PM PST by Ken H
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To: Nachum

We’ll be passive to muted in response.

And the Chinese will laugh greatly at our stupidity and helplessness.

And then they’ll look down on us even more because we were so wimpy and compliant so stupidly.


11 posted on 01/22/2011 11:02:12 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Nachum
Did Obama request the song?
12 posted on 01/22/2011 11:08:44 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Quix

>> And then they’ll look down on us even more because we were so wimpy and compliant so stupidly.

I think China is taking the shots while it can - a jab they can look back upon and chuckle.

I’m curious what the response was to the performance.


13 posted on 01/22/2011 11:40:09 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Nachum
First, in all fairness, it's not 0's fault he didn't recognize the tune. 99.99% of Americans would have set politely and listened, and maybe even have enjoyed it, if it was a neat tune.

Second, 0's cluelessness and international groveling gave China the confidence to set up this insult. In a country where the government has such total control as China, a pianist, even a very famous one, would not dare try to pull this off without a nod from the palace.

Third, 0's been trying to break bad as a hard-nose when it comes to China's human rights. China just slapped back. It's kinda like when someone who's priviledged starts to think that he's a real bad boy under the hoop when really he's just been getting a pass because of who he is. Eventually, someone gets tired of being pressed and throws an elbow into his mouth.

Third, there are a lot more Chinese who are proud of the pianist, and of their country, for having poked the U.S., than there are U.S. citizens who are proud of their country and will grow a spine and start making the sacrifices necessary, and demanding action on the part of their representatives, to get the U.S. into an economic and diplomatic position where a country like China wouldn't dare pi$$ on our back.

And that's where the true pity is.

14 posted on 01/23/2011 3:05:11 AM PST by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: Quix

It’s by far not the first time the Chicoms have played an inside joke on a gullible U.S. administration.

When Nixon went to China and the principal souvenirs of that visit were the pandas Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, a rumor had it that the animals’ names were Chinese bathroom slang.

“Mommy, I have to go to the hsing-hsing to do ling-ling!”


15 posted on 01/23/2011 3:56:34 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Lone Wolf McQuade was the best movie ever.")
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To: Nachum

Lang Lang lives in New Jersey, and he is truly a sheltered child in a man’s body. Both in Chinese and English language social settings, but especially in English language settings...

He had for years preferred royal blue Lemay bespoke zoot suits on stage. He nows dresses like a professional female office administrator... it’s very weird.

He also is making a good cool 100k+ per performance in the States, ...

he still has family in China, he might have performed a propagandist piece under duress...


16 posted on 01/23/2011 3:58:35 AM PST by JerseyHighlander (p.s. The word 'bloggers' is not in the freerepublic spellcheck dictionary?!)
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To: Nachum

To 0bama, the tune was the second sweetest sound on Earth.


17 posted on 01/23/2011 5:36:02 AM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Nachum

The Chinese truly believe they are superior to Americans and were convinced no one in America would notice this. And Americans — as reflected by the MSM — wouldn’t. Did anyone else note the Yale Law School professor who published “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior” in the WSJ just before the visit? They TRULY believe this, just like the Muslims TRULY believe that Americans are as depraved as depicted on TV, and that we are infidels.


18 posted on 01/23/2011 5:41:03 AM PST by browniexyz
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To: browniexyz
The Chinese truly believe they are superior...

The Chinese mainlanders whom I have met are, to a person, the most unabashedly racist human beings I have ever met on the face of this Earth. Especially Han. The things that come out of their mouth, even in politically correct society, would make even an unrepentant klanner or a south boston irishman blush.

19 posted on 01/23/2011 6:41:38 AM PST by InternetTuffGuy
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To: Nachum

wow.

I’m not just getting nostalgic for the Bush years, heck, I’m nostalgic for the Clinton years too.

Maybe even the Carter era.


20 posted on 01/23/2011 6:47:43 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: HiTech RedNeck

BUT, BUT!!!

Bush was an idiot who caused us to “lose our standing” throughout the world!

AND, AND...even though Obama was inexperienced, he assured us he had better “judgement” and would make everyone love us again!


21 posted on 01/23/2011 6:49:36 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Nachum

Wonder why China is exploiting weakness?
They own our debt and GE is going to give jet engine technology to China.
Guess Hu and his commie buds have nothing to fear.
Makes me sick.


22 posted on 01/23/2011 6:53:54 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: InternetTuffGuy
The Chinese mainlanders whom I have met are, to a person, the most unabashedly racist human beings I have ever met on the face of this Earth. Especially Han. The things that come out of their mouth, even in politically correct society, would make even an unrepentant klanner or a south boston irishman blush.

Did this happen in China or America?

23 posted on 01/23/2011 7:01:35 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: Texas resident

He’s playing here in San Antonio soon. A lot of people I asked if they were planing on attending said...... I’m not going to pay good money to see a Panda.


24 posted on 01/23/2011 7:02:38 AM PST by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin B)
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To: Gene Eric

INDEED.

OThuga probably gave a cheesy grin and applauded like a clown.


25 posted on 01/23/2011 7:03:45 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quiller

Astute points, imho.


26 posted on 01/23/2011 7:04:48 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: elcid1970

Hadn’t heard that one. LOL.

I can check that one out.


27 posted on 01/23/2011 7:05:51 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: browniexyz

ABSOLUTELY INDEED.


28 posted on 01/23/2011 7:07:07 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: dennisw

The recital took place at the White House.

The bigoted Han-uber-alles speech I hear takes place here in the U.S. (NYC mainly) .


29 posted on 01/23/2011 7:10:50 AM PST by InternetTuffGuy
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Nachum.
US humiliated in eyes of Chinese by song used to inspire anti-Americanism

30 posted on 01/23/2011 7:13:34 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: InternetTuffGuy

Very aggravating these maggots talk like this over here. Americans are far too nice and understanding of other cultures


31 posted on 01/23/2011 7:14:02 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: Scotswife

I’m starting to feel the way you do.

Zero makes Carter look good.


32 posted on 01/23/2011 7:40:25 AM PST by proudofthesouth (Libs are pro life only when it comes to animals. When it comes to humans they are pro death.)
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To: InternetTuffGuy

BTW.... You confirmed what I have heard from others. thanks. Sometimes it seems that 90% of immigrants and work visa holders have anti-USA sentiments. They just come here to have fun, make money, and abuse the natives. We are being colonized

China has numerous ethnic Chinese agents here that feed back vital information on a casual basis. Could be as simple as a Chinese-American fellow working in a private company that supplies missile software to our military. The Chinese guy will leak back to the Chinese military what he has learned and any gossip

Overseas Chinese are more loyal to China or the nation they reside in and were born in? Too many will choose China first


33 posted on 01/23/2011 7:42:37 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: InternetTuffGuy

You are exactly right on there. No where else would you find a theme park, which does exist in South China and is VERY popular, celebrating the Monkey King who kidnapped a Chinese princess who thereupon gave birth to the Japanese race.

As for the rest of us, well, we aren’t even 1/2 Chinese. Not for nothing do they refer to China as the middle kingdom, halfway between heaven and earth.

While working in China in the 90’s I well remember sitting through “Battle on Shangganling Mountain” several times with my Chinese “Friends” gleefully belting out the song.


34 posted on 01/23/2011 8:14:42 AM PST by slorunner
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To: dragonblustar

He probably requested it.


35 posted on 01/23/2011 8:52:39 AM PST by Joya (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house ...)
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To: Nachum
Sounds like the Chinese Commies are still carrying a grudge.

"Remember, you are the 1st Marines! Not all the Communists in Hell can overrun you!"~Lt. Gen. Chesty Puller

36 posted on 01/23/2011 9:11:08 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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To: Nachum

Guess he didn’t get any of that $200-$300/bottle wine...


37 posted on 01/23/2011 9:23:57 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: dennisw
Very aggravating these maggots talk like this over here. Americans are far too nice and understanding of other cultures.

The result of teaching 'multiculturalism' and moral relativism in public school for years.

"The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them." ~Lenin

38 posted on 01/23/2011 9:51:13 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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To: shadeaud
He’s playing here in San Antonio soon.

This guy deserves at least a boycott for his little stunt. And frankly it wouldn't hurt my feelings if he got pied.

39 posted on 01/23/2011 9:58:51 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: Nachum

40 posted on 01/23/2011 10:05:40 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: brytlea; Diana in Wisconsin; Kakaze; Tammy8; unkus; metmom; Cap Huff; svcw; leapfrog0202; Concho; ..

Ping


41 posted on 01/23/2011 10:11:31 AM PST by greyfoxx39 ("Journalists" see no problem with fueling a mass panic over our "political discourse.")
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To: 444Flyer

Lenin’s quote is correct. That is why the ChiComs crack down on their capitalists who work against greater Chinese interests. While we salute our capitalist who offshore jobs and increase their stock valuation this way

Americans were so stupid we gave enormous tax breaks to Toyota and Nissan to set up shop here. I was appalled at the time. States and counties competed in giveaways to bring a Nissan or Toyota factory to their turf


42 posted on 01/23/2011 10:28:52 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: Nachum
The Communist Chinese are up in the White House playing death to America tunes, while America applauds

Yes, yes, but what about all those great deals on Walmart Communist Chinese products?

43 posted on 01/23/2011 10:29:33 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dennisw
Americans were so stupid we gave enormous tax breaks to Toyota and Nissan to set up shop here. I was appalled at the time. States and counties competed in giveaways to bring a Nissan or Toyota factory to their turf

Stupid is an understatement...People in places like Tennessee swooned, begged and kissed the butts of foreigners so they'd build one of their plants in their backyard...

America was once the manufacturing mega-powerhouse of the world...Now we beg and bribe foreigners for jobs

Disgusting

44 posted on 01/23/2011 10:39:23 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Stupid is an understatement...People in places like Tennessee swooned, begged and kissed the butts of foreigners so they'd build one of their plants in their backyard...America was once the manufacturing mega-powerhouse of the world...Now we beg and bribe foreigners for jobs

We were winning the baseball game 13-3 and we decided to send in our worst pitchers ... Who were actually (bought and paid for) whores disguised as Trade Representatives
At least when we let Japan screw us they were a Cold War ally and that's how we kept Japan, Korea, Taiwan loyal to us. By allowing them to dump product into our markets

But China is no kind of ally but we have saps and sellouts who try to position them this way. Of course all the above nations were going to play catch up but we did everything to help them.

45 posted on 01/23/2011 11:36:22 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: dennisw
What do Toyota and Nissan have to do with China?

Full Disclosure: notice that the countries we kicked the sh*t out of in WW II often give us less trouble nowadays than our erstwhile "allies"...

Cheers!

46 posted on 01/23/2011 12:06:11 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Nachum

If Dems understood the concept of losing face, this would be a national slap in the face... As is, Obama probably thought it was a cute tune...


47 posted on 01/23/2011 12:15:32 PM PST by GOPJ (How Liberal Journalists Think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF3hbPtCttc)
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To: JerseyHighlander
he still has family in China, he might have performed a propagandist piece under duress...

If sufficient furore arises over this, he may end up the fall guy, though. Communism is like that, it will flip on a dime and bite the hand that has been feeding it.

48 posted on 01/23/2011 2:30:44 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: 444Flyer
"The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them." ~Lenin

But at least it will be the best quality rope to be had anywhere in the world :-/

49 posted on 01/23/2011 2:32:11 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Candor7; AmericanInTokyo; MestaMachine

ping to thread... and see post #9


50 posted on 01/23/2011 2:37:41 PM PST by thouworm
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