Domestic consumption must increase.
We must rebalance if we wanna keep the peace.
Net exports’ fallin’, they’ve been way too high.
That’s alright, because we love our FAI,
We love our FAI.
I can’t tell you how it’s gonna work, I can only tell ya it’ll happen.
The next five years we will restructure, quit your finger-snappin’.
The next five years, we got a plan, we won’t be caught nappin’.
The next five years, we will take action, lower the wealth gap, and
Minimum wage, it’s on the rise, and though we must apologize,
Redistribution of the income, it ain’t no guise.
We gotta enforce the labor law, cause no one complies,
Xi, and on the rise, Li, discontent is high.
Indigenous innovation is so great,
And urbanization it keeps rollin’ at a high rate.
Liberalization of the hukou is our mandate,
And if you still can’t access health insurance, please just wait.
Understand, we got a lotta stuff on our plate.
We must make, inefficient use of energy abate.
Ain’t no debate, our one-party state will create
A harmonious society!
Since before 2003, we been hearin’ bout harmonious society;
That the CCP has been pumpin’ up our GDP;
That their policies benefitted all us equally;
That the CCP’s been workin’ hard for you and me.
Apologies that I’m an S-K-E-P-T-I-C,
But this bureaucracy is causing mass uncertainty.
(Just) look at the money, why it flow to the SOEs?
Why are banks, telecoms and energy monopolies?
Why did LGFVs get 4 trillion RMB?
While household deposits are down as a share of GDP.
I can’t figure out why land and capital are almost free,
But on the other hand, why I can’t afford a property!
Trust me, that rebate on my toaster ain’t enough for me!
Trust me, FAI will keep growing, wait and see,
Cause that’s how big capital makes all its cheese
In this melodious society!
Now I know we’ve said things, we promised things that we haven’t done,
But you gotta admit, we been slightly, under the gun.
‘08 it was a great year, til it filled us with fear.
Olympic champions one month, the next Lehman’s in tears,
And with those tears came chaos, the whole system went down.
Smiles faded to frowns, til stimulus came to town.
Yeah the 4 trillion kuai gave us all a nice high.
When we don’t know what to do, we just boost FAI!
You see we got a limited demographic window;
By 2015 we’ll have a rising dependency ratio,
So before the growth of our savings pool starts to slow
We gotta build up all our airports, bridges and railroads.
And between now and then we got a political transition,
(In) 2012 power’s ambition finally comes to fruition,
But policy intermission is the likely rendition,
Cause all the policy cooks will take a break from the kitchen,
Switchin’ back on when they’re ready to tackle the mission.