China rappers send message to Seoul
BEIJING: A rap group backed by China’s government is warning South Korea in a music video that “you’re going too far” with the deployment of a United States missile defence system, as Beijing seeks to bring its state-supported cultural forces to bear in the international dispute.
In the song, group members chant “about THAAD we say no, no, no,” a reference to the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system.
Later, they refer to South Korea, saying, “this time, kid, you’re going too far” and “your big brother’s annoyed”, a nod to China’s view of itself as the political and economic power in northeast Asia.
CD REV’s Wang Zixin said the group hoped to rally Chinese worldwide against the deployment of THAAD and demonstrate China’s “tough stance” on the issue. The video has been viewed more than 300,000 times on Facebook and Twitter by yesterday. AP