China creates bizarre rap video in propaganda push for rubber-stamp parliament

Beijing’s propaganda apparatus is pumping up the volume for its annual parliament meeting, with videos starring a rapper dropping rhymes about his “elation” for the session and an American waxing lyrical about the Chinese “system of democracy”.

Chinese state media regularly rolls out clips targeted at foreign audiences during important political events, and this year’s production has again raised eyebrows among China watchers.

Xinhua, China’s official news agency, co-produced a rap video entitled “‘Two Sessions’: To the World from China” to celebrate the annual meeting of the rubber-stamp parliament – the National People’s Congress – and the country’s top political advisory body.

I bet Justin is enthralled.