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“America’s Great Savior” – Communist Mao Song Turned Into Donald Trump Meme

A Donald Trump meme song has been making its rounds on Chinese social media. The song, originally a communist song praising Mao Zedong, hails Trump as “America’s great savior.”

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A Donald Trump meme song has been making its rounds on Chinese social media. The song, originally a communist song praising Mao Zedong, hails Trump as “America’s great savior.”

A video clip titled “Great Leader Trump” (伟大领袖川普唐), originally posted on Chinese video sharing site ACFUN, is making its rounds on Chinese social media.

The video, as featured by What’s on Weibo, is an adaptation of China’s famous communist song “The East is Red” (东方红) about Mao Zedong.

The original song goes:

The East is Red 东方红
The sun is rising 太阳升
From China comes Mao Zedong 中国出了个毛泽东
He strives for people’s happiness 他为人民谋幸福
Hurrah
He’s the savior of the people! 他是人民大救星

And the Trump version goes:

The general election 美利坚
Is approaching 要大选
From New York arises Donald Trump 纽约出了个川普唐
He strives for the voter’s happiness 他为选民谋幸福
You are fired
He’s the great America great savior! 他是美帝大救星

[literally: “He is the great savior of the American imperialists.”]

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Although Trump is known for talking negatively about China draining American jobs and money, many Chinese netizens a have taken a liking to the presidential candidate. Trump fans have created numerous ‘Trump’ accounts on Sina Weibo.

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  1. Erin Musko

    November 5, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Binfer is simply the easiest way to send large videos. Another nice option to send big videos.

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China’s Peppa Pig Movie Promo Craze: Understanding the Video and the Trend Behind It

Why Peppa is breaking the Chinese internet.

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The Peppa Pig movie promo is breaking the Chinese internet right now. Our latest Weivlog explains the video, its social context, and its background.

China’s Peppa Pig movie promo video might already be one of Weibo’s biggest trending topics of the year.

To know more about this video and its background, check out our full latest video featured here, explaining the trend in full detail – the original video lacks English subs, so we explain the video from A-Z there.

Check it out, and please subscribe to our YouTube channel if you’d like to see more explanations of Chinese trends through video.

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When Hotpot Gets Really Hot: Haidilao Customers Shocked by Steamy TV

Haidilao is taking its customer service to a whole new level.

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Customers dining at a Haidilao hotpot restaurant in Wuhan on January 5th were shocked when the big television screen in the restaurant, usually used for showing Haidilao ads, suddenly showed an X-rated film.

Haidilao is China’s most famous hotpot chain, and is usually known for its excellent service. On busy nights, people stand in line for hours at the Haidilao restaurants, that are always packed full of people enjoying the good food and outstanding hospitality.

The incident, that happened on Saturday afternoon at the restaurant’s Great Ocean mall location, has now made its rounds on Chinese social media after one Haidilao customer shared photos of the embarrassing moment on Weibo. At time of writing, the hashtag “Haidilao TV shows vulgar scene” (#海底捞电视播不雅画面#) has received more than 240 million views.

Waiters at the restaurant were fast to turn off the television. According to some online reports, a reporter visited the restaurant a few hours after the incident happened, and confirmed the television was still turned off at night.

On Sunday, January 6, Haidilao issued a statement in which the restaurant apologized to the customers for the “vulgar content” that was displayed on the television, and that police are investigating the case. Online pornography is banned in China, and spreading X-rated films is illegal.

It is yet unsure how the film ended up on the restaurant’s screen, and whether it was a Haidilao employee who was watching the video and then made a mistake, or that a customer was using IR or Bluetooth on their smartphone and (purposely) connected it to their screen.

The incident has provoked hilarity on social media, where some netizens suggest that the X-rated film perhaps was a “customer demand” and that “Haidilao’s service is beyond expectations,” or that people were “eating and getting hard.”

The incident, as of now, does not seem to negatively affect people’s love for the Haidilao brand. “Please don’t close it down, I still want to eat hotpot,” some netizens comment, while others simply state: “Haidilao, I’m coming!”

(PS Want to know more about steamy hotpots? Check out What’s on Weibo’s sister site Hotpot Ambassador!)

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