There comes a point when you begin to wonder what else the PLA does with its time

Another video of PLA soldiers dancing to Xiao Pingguo:

Compare it to the last one, from November 2014. This new version is a much slicker and more media savvy: the dance moves are better, but the production values are much lower. This gives the impression that it’s a project that the soldiers came up with themselves, rather than something pushed upon them by the PR wing. Moreover, it puts it closer in aesthetics and ethos to the Meanwhile in Russia phenomenon that RT and its affiliates have exploited so efficiently, and which China’s foreign-directed media have increasingly been trying to copy.


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