Australian Kimberley Chen Says 'No Regret' After China Censors Her Song Mocking Xi Jinping

Australian Kimberley Chen Says 'No Regret' After China Censors Her Song Mocking Xi Jinping

Andrew H. Sweet

Beijing has banned the Chinese-Australian singer, but she has no regrets about her new song, Fragile — or Glass Heart in Chinese — which has been accused of insulting China.

Her social media account on Weibo, where she has more than one million followers, has disappeared along with her albums on China's music streaming platforms. While Chen and Namewee's (Malaysian singer-songwriter) song was recently banned in China, it topped the charts in Hong Kong and Taiwan on YouTube.

The video heavily features the color pink, which netizens believe refers to pro-Beijing nationalists known as Little Pinks.

The lyrics contain controversial words related to China's policies, including Mr. Xi's latest call for "common prosperity," "re-education" in Xinjiang, and China's ban on importing "pineapple" from Taiwan.

Here's a link to a YouTube video of the song.

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