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Why China bans Namewee’s viral pop song Fragile

A viral pop song that pokes fun at Beijing and its supporters has been banned in mainland China.

A viral pop song that pokes fun at Beijing and its supporters has been banned in mainland China.

A viral a genre of popular music (pop song) that jab fun at Beijing and its supporters has been proscribed in mainland China.

Fragile mocks so-called “little pinks” – a term which allude to young nationalists who rush to the defense of the Chinese government on the internet.

The lyrics contain words like

“re-education camp”, “cotton”, “inseparable relationship”,

taking a poke sharply at tactful issues ranging from Xinjiang to Taiwan supremacy.

The video has gone viral in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore, in spite of the proscription in mainland China.

Video by Meiqing Guan of BBC Chinese, Grace Tsoi and Yung-Chih Fann.

The BBC talks to the song’s creator, Namewee.

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