Well, this is different: Chinese hip-hop group raps for Communist Youth League

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Screen capture of "This is China", a song released by the Communist Youth League by Chinese hip-hop band Tianfu Shi Bian or CD REV. Screen capture of “This is China”, a song released by the Communist Youth League by Chinese hip-hop band Tianfu Shi Bian or CD REV.

A hip-hop band from Southwest China’s Sichuan province has released a patriotic rap song called “This is China” for the Communist Youth League.

Well, this is different: Chinese hip-hop group raps for Communist Youth League

Well, this is different: Chinese hip-hop group raps for Communist Youth League

A hip-hop band from Southwest China's Sichuan province has released a patriotic rap song called "This is China" for the Communist Youth League. Watch their video here.

The League unveiled the song by Tianfu Shi Bian (天府事变) — or CD REV as it calls itself in English — on its official Weibo account June 28th, two days before the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.

The video is a joint release from Youth Micro-Studio, a new media project within the League, writes Sixth Tone, the Shanghai-based sister publication of the Chinese online site The Paper.

“This is a song for Westerners to understand China,” Wang Zixin, the band’s leader, told Sixth Tone. “We want Westerners to know that Chinese know our problems and we are trying to make a change.”

The video showcases found images of China and a Sichuan opera singer in the refrain.

At the end of the 4-minute video it also states that the group does not own the copyright to any of the images used which were found online.

Here are the lyrics to the song, reproduced exactly as they appear in the video:

Regardless of all the prejudice in the past
today i wanna restore the impression you have on my country China
which have been exactly fabricated by media for a long time
As an individual citizen based in the south west of the country
i wanna speak it then
You guys can know better about what the truth is and
how Chinese people assess their own country
and how much we don’t wanna be disputants
First things first, we all know that China is a developing country
it has large population and it is really hard to manage
especially after world war II almost perished
i mean what i say is true war is always scary
it is real that the pollution is severe at the present stage
in big cities like Beijing, Tianjin
Always pollution haze
Similar to 1950s London and LA
It’s painful with higher growth rate you see
People are too busy with business
everybody wanna have a better life
Make money get married
But they are like the first or sec generation of rich
not well educated
But now young men like us aspiring and friendly

What’s your name
This is China
We love the country we the Chi-phenomena
The red dragon ain’t no evil
But a beautiful place
The beautiful land with rich culture remain
What’s your name
This is China
We love the country we the Chi-phenomena
The red dragon ain’t no evil
But a beautiful place
The beautiful land with rich culture remain

At the second verse
It’s really painful to point out the problems as they are too much for us to even thing about and mention
The food and drug security event
Melamine Milk had affected many babies
and they all suffered from malnutrition
What’s more, there was the Vaccination issue
Illegal business operation has caused expiration and led to
The panic in domestic
What’s wrong with the businessmen
and its reasonless to do business riding on them babies
the question is there were still somebody who wanted the situation to be worse
And their name is
you know who
They will get US dollar perks
The Spy, the traitor, the liar and the money making jerks
They are leading the public into another extreme and it worked
Also it is shameful to talk about some politicians
because of their corruption and malversation in bidding sessions
Their sexual pics and the prosecution scandals
are all as a disgrace to the country and its people
You are probably also confused about the situation in Taiwan
as you don’t know the relationships between it and the mainland
Actually, for normal citizens, we just want us to be united as one
cuz we think we are from one family, the same

What’s your name
This is China
We love the country we the Chi-phenomena
The red dragon ain’t no evil
But a beautiful place
The beautiful land with rich culture remain
What’s your name
This is China
We love the country we the Chi-phenomena
The red dragon ain’t no evil
But a beautiful place
The beautiful land with rich culture remain

Although the country does have these terrible things to deal with
We’ve made a progress and we are trying to prevent these happening
The power of Chinese people in China are gradually proving
that we can make a better world as we love peace and harmony
Through developing mobile payment,
We can now use apps to pay in nearly all the situations
even to make an appointment with the doctors
We don’t have to wait in line and try to hard, cost so much to just pay to register
Meanwhile we can trust the public security
cuz the policemen are kind to citizens but crucial to our enemies
We have tight gun control laws and we don’t fear gun slaughtering
cuz only cops and solders are able to touch it
As for scientific achievement, we have Tu Youyou who discovered astemisinin.
Also there are KBBF crystal and Shenzhou series in astronomy.
We are now leading the developing or poor and backward countries
In technology, economy, science and other aspects
to make a better world just like the old, old history
Yes we want the recovery
Just for a better living and our great great China Dream
You see

What’s your name
This is China
We love the country we the Chi-phenomena
The red dragon ain’t no evil
But a beautiful place
The beautiful land with rich culture remain
What’s your name
This is China
We love the country we the Chi-phenomena
The red dragon ain’t no evil
But a beautiful place
The beautiful land with rich culture remain