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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Translation: Happy 90th Birthday, 共产党!

On July 1st, myself and millions of China Mobile subscribers received a service text message from China Mobile with the following message:

小时候,爷爷对我说:《没有共产党就没有新中国》;长大后,爸爸告诉我共产党带领我们《走进时代》;新世纪,共产党让我们过上了《好日子》,我心怀感激;在党的九十华诞,让我们共产党和祖国《明天会更好》。

When I was little, Grandpa told me: “Without the Communist Party There’d be no New China”; when I grew up, Dad told me the Communist Party is taking us “Into the Modern Age”; in the new century, the Communist Party is helping to make “A Great Day” for us, my heart is full of excitement; at the Party’s 90th anniversary, our Communist Party and our motherland will “Make Tomorrow Better”.

[Forget the Orwellian commandeering of psychic and telecommunicative space, the predictable Chinese appeal to family for validation,  the best part of this message was the classic patriotic song titles interspersed throughout. Check the links for the lyrics!]

posted by ferret at 9:26 pm  

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