A bombastic song that glorifies the trade war between the United States and China is going viral on social media.
Opening with a chorus of men singing "Trade war! Trade war! Not afraid of the outrageous challenge! Not afraid of the outrageous challenge! A trade war is happening over the Pacific Ocean!"
The song – catchily titled ‘Trade War’– is set to the tune of an anti-Japanese song from the 1960s film ‘Tunnel War’, in which a Chinese town defends itself from invasion. The 2019 version includes the line “if the perpetrator wants to fight we will beat him out of his wits.”
According to Bloomberg , the song has over 100,000 views on the messaging app WeChat and was produced privately by lyricist and producer Zhao Liangtian.
Liantian told Bloomberg: "Since the trade war broke out, I felt the urge to do something."
In 2017, the US launched an investigation into Chinese trade practices, before imposing billions of dollars worth of sanctions on its products last year.