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Make China Cool Again (Season 6, Episode 4)

September 29, 2017

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Show Notes

The Story


China is on a mission to upgrade its international reputation. The government doesn’t want people to see the country as just the world’s factory for socks and toys and cell phones. It wants people around the globe to think China is cool. And it’s tried a bunch of different things to do that, including building a global pop star. But can China change its image through the power of pop music?


The Facts


Mark Phillips wrote and performed our theme song.
Build Buildings wrote and performed our special ad music.
Additional music by Wolf Colony, Kent Rockefeller, Bobby Lord, and Legs.
David Herman and Mark Wilkening mixed this episode.

Want more Chinese pop? We made a Spotify playlist of some of our favorites.