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Chinese pianist plays anti-American song at US State dinner for Chinese premier.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/49822/ ^

Posted on 01/23/2011 3:13:03 PM PST by MDspinboyredux

Doesnt the State Department review this stuff beforehand???


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: china; communists; obama; palin; piano; propaganda; sourcetitlenoturl; us; whitehouse
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1 posted on 01/23/2011 3:13:07 PM PST by MDspinboyredux
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To: MDspinboyredux

probably one of the most favorite songs of Obama


2 posted on 01/23/2011 3:13:57 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: GeronL

The Chinese propaganda film that the music is from makes the most implausible claim that U.S. involvement in the Korean War was actually intended to conquer China. In what alternative universe?


3 posted on 01/23/2011 3:16:54 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: GeronL

So, did Zer0 give it a standing ovation?


4 posted on 01/23/2011 3:18:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I have the suspicion that the pianist did this to curry favor with the PRC. Their government is based on patronage, not merit.


5 posted on 01/23/2011 3:18:45 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: MDspinboyredux

The song’s subtitle is, “Giving the Host The Finger”...


6 posted on 01/23/2011 3:20:14 PM PST by GOPJ (How Liberal Journalists Think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF3hbPtCttc)
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To: GOPJ

“””Doesnt the State Department review this stuff beforehand???””

Hildabeast prolly picked it out herself.


7 posted on 01/23/2011 3:22:29 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: SatinDoll
I have the suspicion that the pianist did this to curry favor with the PRC. Their government is based on patronage, not merit.

I have the suspicion that he was ordered to play it.

8 posted on 01/23/2011 3:22:53 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: SatinDoll
Their government is based on patronage, not merit.

Like Obama's Washington? Like Chicago? :-)

9 posted on 01/23/2011 3:24:37 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: SeeSac

Well, the guy is a US resident, if rather weird (it’s been reported he’s a transvestite). But family in China could open him up to blackmail. On the other hand that also leaves the pianist as a fall guy should the feces strike the propeller as it probably will once Rush Limbaugh gets hold of this.


10 posted on 01/23/2011 3:26:27 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: MDspinboyredux

>>Cheng Xiaonong is a former assistant to former CCP General Secretary Zhao Ziyang. He now lives in New Jersey and is a commentator on Chinese politics.<<

Perhaps someone in the area wouldn’t mind hunting him down and giving him good reasons, such as the continued ability to breathe without a mechanical respirator, to move back to China.

Cheng, the great thing about America is that you can leave any f’ing time you want to. We don’t require previous notice or that you have a passport. Hit the road, Scumbag.


11 posted on 01/23/2011 3:27:09 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: MDspinboyredux

Now we know for sure how incredibly arrogant they are.

Don’t get mad, get even.


12 posted on 01/23/2011 3:29:56 PM PST by devere
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To: B4Ranch

I’d want to find out first who set him up to do this or what was the big idea. Could it be his way of protesting the visit? He would have to know the brouhaha that would follow.


13 posted on 01/23/2011 3:32:14 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: SeeSac

Um...I don’t know.


14 posted on 01/23/2011 3:32:14 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: MDspinboyredux
“Doesnt the State Department review this stuff beforehand???”

Review it? Ha! They suggested it!

15 posted on 01/23/2011 3:32:44 PM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: ryan71

I’d bet all he was told was “Play some nice Chinese music.” The State Department probably didn’t even know about the propaganda film.


16 posted on 01/23/2011 3:35:02 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: MDspinboyredux

Uh, Ya.

It was probably our STATE DEPARTMENT that recommended the song...


17 posted on 01/23/2011 3:35:13 PM PST by macquire
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To: MDspinboyredux

He was playing to an anti-American crowd. What’s surprising about it?


18 posted on 01/23/2011 3:36:27 PM PST by digger48
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To: MDspinboyredux

He was playing to an anti-American crowd. What’s surprising about it?


19 posted on 01/23/2011 3:36:29 PM PST by digger48
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To: MDspinboyredux

Just is Muslims in America are Muslim First and American Second, it appears a lot of those with foreign ancestry just don’t want to cut the cord...


20 posted on 01/23/2011 3:37:15 PM PST by macquire
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To: SatinDoll
No one dares to act independently in a Totalitarian State... No way the pianist picked out the piece without having it cleared.

Ever wonder what happened to the kid who stood in front of the tank? He's probably part of a dinner plate in your Chinese ‘bone china’ set...

21 posted on 01/23/2011 3:37:38 PM PST by GOPJ (How Liberal Journalists Think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF3hbPtCttc)
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To: GOPJ

The pianist himself is a US resident, but with family still in China. It could be viewed as either a “ha, ha, I put this stunt over on America” or “psst Obama, are you aware that they’re still pushing this America-wants-to-conquer-China garbage in China, decades after the Korean War?”


22 posted on 01/23/2011 3:43:59 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: MDspinboyredux

The “State Department” is left of Obama. IMHO


23 posted on 01/23/2011 3:45:40 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Thanks for the correction. I feel better - it was so blatant the other way that it WAS scary...


24 posted on 01/23/2011 3:48:47 PM PST by GOPJ (How Liberal Journalists Think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF3hbPtCttc)
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To: SatinDoll

See post #22


25 posted on 01/23/2011 3:49:42 PM PST by GOPJ (How Liberal Journalists Think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF3hbPtCttc)
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To: MDspinboyredux

Maybe Rush will read the translation for us Monday...


26 posted on 01/23/2011 3:51:52 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The United States has fought in other countries; but the largest bit of land they’ve ever asked for has been just enough to BURY THEIR DEAD MILITARY MEN AFTER THEY HAVE FOUGHT AND DIED TO LIBERATE THOSE COUNTRIES! I suppose this “Apologist in Chief” wants to apologize for THAT!!!


27 posted on 01/23/2011 3:54:48 PM PST by Twinkie (LEFTIST FREE SPEECH GOOD. - CONSERVATIVE FREE SPEECH BAD.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

This is scarier than Hell - you must know that, don’t you?

Just because someone is considered ‘from here’, it doesn’t mean they can’t be controlled or blackmailed due to living relatives in China.


28 posted on 01/23/2011 3:55:23 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Twinkie

While the US has taken and kept land in conquest up through the 19th century, the only parallel situation in the 20th century was the keeping of a small Japanese island, taken for strategic reasons during WWII, which was asked decades later to vote on whether it wished to rejoin Japan. The people of the island voted the proposal down — they liked the idea of being a US possession better.


29 posted on 01/23/2011 4:00:07 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: MDspinboyredux

The State department is loaded with Commies and queers.

If they did know in advance, it is doubtful they would have notified Obama.

And if notified, Obama might well have approved.


30 posted on 01/23/2011 4:03:30 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: SatinDoll

Why of course, blackmail COULD have been part of the picture. But I can’t help thinking that in such a scenario, whoever on the Chinese side dreamed this up would have known there would be blowback from flaunting a movie which is an obvious lie. I’m leaning towards the theory that this was a protest move on the part of the pianist, or requested by a “friendly” or one of his relatives.


31 posted on 01/23/2011 4:04:21 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: HiTech RedNeck

It’s kind of hard to see it that way, especially because of the rich propaganda value of it back home.


32 posted on 01/23/2011 4:07:36 PM PST by MDspinboyredux
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To: MDspinboyredux

I wonder if he’s downloaded it to his ipod yet.


33 posted on 01/23/2011 4:12:27 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
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To: MDspinboyredux

“Doesnt the State Department review this stuff beforehand???”

Hell, they probably helped the pianist pick THAT tune!!!


34 posted on 01/23/2011 4:13:13 PM PST by Wuli (e)
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To: MDspinboyredux

What would be the point? We’re in the age of Diminishing the U.S.A.


35 posted on 01/23/2011 4:14:01 PM PST by Elsiejay (.)
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To: MDspinboyredux

I guess it would be rich, until the story popped with the intense international publicity it is sure to get, most of which will point out that the film was a blatant lie. While China screens news, screening out a globe’s worth of gab about the issue will be next to impossible. For propaganda purposes, China would have been best served by leaving the issue alone. I still think the pianist knowingly socked the hornet’s nest knowing it would head home.


36 posted on 01/23/2011 4:15:32 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: MDspinboyredux

“At the White House State dinner on Jan. 19, about six minutes into his set, 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.”

The film depicts a group of “People’s Volunteer Army” soldiers who are first hemmed in at Shanganling (or Triangle Hill) and then, when reinforcements arrive, take up their rifles and counterattack the U.S. military “jackals.”

The movie and the tune are widely known among Chinese, and the song has been a leading piece of anti-American propaganda by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for decades. CCP propaganda has always referred to the Korean War as the “movement to resist America and help [North] Korea.” The message of the propaganda is that the United States is an enemy—in fighting in the Korean War the United States’ real goal was said to be to invade and conquer China. The victory at Triangle Hill was promoted as a victory over imperialists.”


37 posted on 01/23/2011 4:16:07 PM PST by Bhoy
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To: Bhoy

When the Chinese people realize they have “been had” — like, why doesn’t the US try to conquer Canada or Mexico? — watch the feces hit the propeller.


38 posted on 01/23/2011 4:20:59 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: MDspinboyredux

““My Motherland” having been played at the White House will be seen as a propaganda triumph in China.

“In the eyes of all Chinese, this will not be seen as anything other than a big insult to the U.S.,” says Yang Jingduan, a Chinese psychiatrist now living in Philadelphia who had in China been a doctor in the Chinese military. “It’s like insulting you in your face and you don’t know it, it’s humiliating.”


39 posted on 01/23/2011 4:23:43 PM PST by Bhoy
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The song is called, “My Motherland,” and I was able to find the lyrics:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Motherland


40 posted on 01/23/2011 4:28:13 PM PST by wk4bush2004 (PALIN 2012! AMERICA WILL SHINE AGAIN!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You assume that, even IF there is negative international backlash, that China cares. They’re playing for domestic consumption where America is seen as arrogant and power-hungry.

The point of all this is that this wouldn’t have happened if our country demanded respect, rather than seemingly apologize for every perceived transgression.


41 posted on 01/23/2011 4:28:50 PM PST by MDspinboyredux
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To: Bhoy

Let the Chicom gummit gloat at home as it wills; I think it will turn an uncomfortably bright spotlight on them.


42 posted on 01/23/2011 4:29:43 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: MDspinboyredux

But the whole jig is up if, because of all this new attention, the Chinese people realize how implausible the claim of the film was. The Chicoms will be forced into major mea culpas at home. How many Americans, how many Europeans, even knew about this particular “little lie” until this incident happened?


43 posted on 01/23/2011 4:33:09 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: HiTech RedNeck
The Chicoms will be forced into major mea culpas at home. You really think their STATE-RUN media will even mention any negative blowback???? Why do you think that song is even popular there in the first place??
44 posted on 01/23/2011 4:38:42 PM PST by MDspinboyredux
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To: MDspinboyredux

those B@$&%*#*& ..... !


45 posted on 01/23/2011 4:49:05 PM PST by traumer
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To: MDspinboyredux

Alternative means WILL get the news in. The demands of foreign commerce leave loopholes. Chinese might not give a damn whether Europe frowns at them, but they sure would give a damn about learning they were being lied to.


46 posted on 01/23/2011 4:56:02 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: MDspinboyredux
Chinese pianist plays anti-American song at US State dinner

As Americans line of at China Walmart....By the millions

47 posted on 01/23/2011 5:27:28 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: shelterguy
>>>Hildabeast prolly picked it out herself.<<<

No doubt. In all likely-hood it was composed by her predecessor - Madeline Allbright.

48 posted on 01/23/2011 5:58:41 PM PST by HardStarboard (I'm sure George and Dick had quiet smiles while watching the election results!)
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To: MDspinboyredux

This story demonstrates the incompetency of the WH. The pianist picked the piece and stated that he did so to make Chinese feel good about the military power of China. The station that broadcaset the concert is very sympathetic to the ChiComs. The incompetent people in power in our government didn’t have a clue what was going on. That is the very depressing part.


49 posted on 01/23/2011 6:00:57 PM PST by Bhoy
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To: Bhoy

Another sad example of gross incompetency in the Obama adminstration.

Will we survive two more years?


50 posted on 01/23/2011 6:16:58 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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