This Music Video for the Belt and Road Forum is Something Else

By That's, May 12, 2017

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China's quirky English-language propaganda music video machine is back with a bizarre take on the Belt and Road Forum (AKA 'BRF' or 'BARF,' depending on your acronym style), scheduled to take place this weekend in Beijing.

In a two-minute video titled 'The Belt and Road Is How,' which hit the interwebs on Wednesday, around a dozen children from various countries sing about the positive benefits of the 'One Belt, One Road' initiative while surrounded by flashy illustrations. 

This Music Video for the Belt and Road Forum is Something Else

This Music Video for the Belt and Road Forum is Something Else

This Music Video for the Belt and Road Forum is Something Else

This Music Video for the Belt and Road Forum is Something Else

This Music Video for the Belt and Road Forum is Something Else

This Music Video for the Belt and Road Forum is Something Else

This Music Video for the Belt and Road Forum is Something Else

This Music Video for the Belt and Road Forum is Something Else

There's even a kid rapper:

Belt and Road Music Video

Watch below (VPN off):

The credits name Fuxing Road Studio, a mysterious production company with a track record of manufacturing English-language videos designed to make the CCP sound awesome to foreigners. They're the same crew behind that (admittedly catchy) 'Shisanwu' video from a few years back.

A separate series of videos from China Daily shows an American man reading Belt and Road bedtime stories to his daughter. 

Belt and Road Bedtime stories

Belt and Road Bedtime stories

“More stuff can move around the world more easily, and people can travel more easily and build things countries need,” explains the man, identified as China Daily journalist Erik Nilsson.

Watch the first episode below (VPN on):

See more episodes here.

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