In what looks suspiciously like a budding cult of personality, a number of Chinese singers have released material praising leader Xi Jinping.
They claim that they’re just proud of their country and its leadership, but given the economic, social and political challenges facing China these days, it’s not hard to assume that the long arm of the Propaganda Ministry is involved. And it’s not just one or two songs, either.
Here’s a list of titles of current Chinese pop hits about Xi: “Our Xi Dada, The Idol Xi Dada;” “China Has Its Xi Dada;” “Be a Man Like Xi Dada;” and my all-time favourite, “If You Want to Marry, Marry Someone Like Xi Dada.”
Can you imagine anyone in the West writing a song like that about their country’s leader? Well, hang on. Some of these Trump supporters…