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Chinese Netizens Use Leon Lai’s 1991 Hit Song 'Will You Come Tonight' In Response To Nancy Pelosi’s Visit To Taiwan

The song even got banned for a while by the Chinese government amidst growing tensions between China and the US.

Chinese Netizens Use Leon Lai’s 1991 Hit Song 'Will You Come Tonight' In Response To Nancy Pelosi’s Visit To Taiwan

Leon Lai’s 1991 hit 'Will You Come Tonight' has been trending on Chinese social media, and it surprisingly has very little to do with the Heavenly King himself.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now in Taiwan and is the highest-ranking American politician to visit the island in 25 years.

The visit sparked tensions between US and China, who view such visits as an acknowledgement of Taiwan’s sovereignty and going against its One China policy.  

Prior to Nancy Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan, there were doubts as to whether she would actually turn up.

Many then took to Weibo to leave comments asking “Will you come tonight?” which, yes, happens to be the title of Leon's song.

A netizen shared how they were unable to play the song after it got banned

The chorus of the song goes: "Will you come tonight? Is your love still here?", which some Chinese netizens have said is a perfect representation of the situation.

Some have also joked that 'Will You Come Tonight' should be the theme song to this saga.

However, their humour was not well received by the Chinese government, who temporarily banned the song from being played in the country.

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