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China’s unity song backfires as propaganda on South China Sea

Many Filipinos say the message is subliminal and insulting as China reasserts its claim over the South China Sea.

A song released by China to highlight its partnership with the Philippines against the COVID-19 outbreak is being criticised as propaganda.

It has been “disliked” more than 100,000 times on YouTube.

Many Filipinos found the lyrics a thinly veiled attempt by Beijing to reassert its claims over the disputed South China Sea.

Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports.