The Chinese Are Taking This Trade War Business a Lot More Seriously Than the Americans

They've got a song for it and all

A song titled “Trade War,” has gone viral on one the largest Chinese social media platforms, WeChat, generating more than 100,000 views amid a deepening trade war between the US and China. The song begins with a chorus singing “Trade war! Trade war! Not afraid of the outrageous challenge! Not afraid of the outrageous challenge! A trade war is happening over the Pacific Ocean!”

As Bloomberg reports, the song also includes lyrics such as: “if the perpetrator wants to fight, we will beat him out of his wits.”

The song, set appropriately to a tune of an anti-Japanese song from the 1960s, reveals the tsunami of anti-US sentiment spreading across the country.  Song producer Zhao Liangtian told Bloomberg: “Since the trade war broke out, I felt the urge to do something.”

On Tuesday, Chinese state media continued broadcasting anti-US propaganda to millions of its citizens.

“Facing the US which is going against the trend of the times, China resolutely showed the sword,” said an analysis from state-owned Xinhua News Agency. “We are forced to take necessary measures and are prepared for a protracted war.”

Of course, the propaganda did not stop there, and an editorial in the People’s Daily warned that depriving 1.4 billion Chinese of their right to economic development and prevent China from becoming a superpower would be like “a mantis trying to stop a car with its arms.” Over the weekend, we reported how CCTV 6, the movie channel of China’s leading state television broadcaster, aired three anti-American movies last week.

The three movies are Korean war films: Heroic Sons and Daughters (1964), Battle on Shangganling Mountain (1954), and Surprise Attack (1960), which aired about one week after President Trump raised an existing 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25%.

All last week, anti-American propaganda was broadcasted across the country, with the slogan “Wanna talk? Let’s talk. Wanna fight? Let’s do it. Wanna bully us? Dream on!” going viral on Chinese social media platforms.

On Monday, Chinese radio and television stations will be playing the country’s national anthem, “March of the Volunteers,” at 7 a.m. each morning until the trade war is over.

China’s latest flurry of anti-American propaganda to millions of its people shows how officials are starting up the propaganda machines ahead of a potential armed conflict with the US.

China is the major ascendant power challenging America’s global hegemony: this destructive pattern of structural stress is called “Thucydides’s Trap”, goes back to the Peloponnesian War that devastated ancient Greece, the historian Thucydides explained: “It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable.”

With history playing out before our eyes, a “shooting war” looks increasingly inevitable as trade tensions continue to increase and a breaking point is inevitable.

Source: Zero Hedge

  1. Vish says

    America’s trade war against China is actually a positive … for China itself, Russia, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, North Korea, etc.


    For China, it is a wake-up call as to the existential threat that America represents, as the USA reveals how desperately it seeks to maintain America’s unipolar world dominance.

    America’s trade war against China is not about any trade deficit. That is American propaganda. This trade war is driven by American’s ambitions to lock China into a position of subordination to the United States in the global economic hierarchy, especially with the development of the IT sector. This should now be motivation for China to cut ties with the USA and develop economic self-sufficiency in response.

    For other nations like Russia, etc., America’s trade war against China provides more impetus for China to support Russia, Iran, Venezuela, Syria, North Korea, or any other nation that is being threatened by America with regime change, sanctions, destabilization, or wars of aggression.

    Geo-strategic, economic, military, and political support for these nations from China would significantly help to counter this America menace.

    US Economic War on China Is a Godsend for Russia

    1. JHK says

      Dont forget about AlQaeda and Rebels too. We the fighters in the trenches. Brushing us aside without paying respects, is like 99% white owned weed dispensaries. We going to get paid eventually.

      We gave Assheads a kick in the head the past few days. If he dont get his ass in front of Erdogan and down on his knees we can take on zios nato saudis and Assheads if thats how its going to be.

      Allah(swt) can replace khamenei with someone better (who knows better than khamenei).

  2. JHK says

    Death to americunt.

    1. ravenise says

      Trumps only purpose in the whitehouse is to enrich the military industrial complex & Israel.

      Trumps trade war is ratcheting up need through scarcity in order to expand the military industrial complex. Manufactured systemic conditions of poverty, hunger, and lack of jobs/opportunity have historically been used to entice people into the armed forces to fight the wars of the monied establishment in exchange for a roof over their heads and three squares a day. We see a repeat of these conditions currently under a New Great Depression.

      He is doing it precisely to starve the American people into war.

      ‘Stupid economics’: Attack on Huawei tells world to avoid doing business with US – Prof. Wolff
      Mass exodus of US firms from China amid trade war won’t mean they’ll be coming home, survey shows

      China, Russia, Iran, and Venezuela would fair best creating a joint comprehensive plan to educate, feed, and cloth poor Americans. Seriously

  3. JustPassingThrough says

    “With history playing out before our eyes, a shooting war looks increasingly inevitable as trade tensions continue to increase and a breaking point is inevitable.”

    standard murikan solution to things.

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