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Happy 85th birthday to the Party

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Party party girl
Your correspodent received a mobile phone MMS message today: a little animation in celebration of the Chinese Communist Party's 85th birthday -- July 1.

The little pigtailed girl pictured here bounces up and down to a tinny tune that seems to be a rendition of Enter the New Era (走进新时代), the Deng era propaganda classic about reform and opening up. The lo-tech animation is accompanied by a litle text that uses the name of various songs such as The East is Red to form a poem wishing the Party a happy 85th birthday, and you a happy weekend.

It's worth translating two lines of Enter the New Era:

Singing The East is Red, we get ourselves together and stand up
It's spring time, we're reforming and opening up
And we're gonna get rich!

我们唱着东方红当家做主站起来

我们讲着春天的故事改革开放富起来

Thanks to occasional Danwei contributor Ichabod for sending the Party girl MMS.

Ichabod is clearly a trouble maker; these are his two contributions to Danwei so far:
- The Fall and Rise and Fall of Danwei's Mentor, Rupert Murdoch
- Keith Richards nearly squashed in Shanghai

You can download the tune from the MMS message by clicking here. The whole Chinese text of the mobile phone message is below, as are the Chinese lyrics to Enter the New Era.

Mobile phone MMS message
从义勇进行曲到东方红
从春天故事到进新时代

一路唱歌
七一快乐!
周末快乐

Lyrics to Enter the New Era (进新时代):
总想对你表白我的心情是多么豪迈
总想对你倾诉我对生活是多么热爱
勤劳勇敢的中国人意气风发走进新时代
啊!我们意气风发走进新时代
我们唱着东方红当家做主站起来
我们讲着春天的故事改革开放富起来
继往开来的领路人带领我们走进新时代
高举旗帜开创未来
让我告诉世界中国命运自已主宰
让我告诉未来中国进行着接力赛
承前启后的领路人带领我们走进新时代
啊!带领我们走进新时代
我们唱着东方红当家做主站起来
我们讲着春天的故事改革开放富起来
继往开来的领路人带领我们走进新时代
高举旗帜开创未来
我们唱着东方红当家做主站起来
我们讲着春天的故事改革开放富起来
继往开来的领路人带领我们走进新时代
高举旗帜开创未来

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