'It was a bit of fun to start off with but the more performances I did, the more I was hooked. For some reason the Chinese people seem to find it quite hilarious'Since his biggest hit is a number called I Love Reading Chairman Mao's Books, we can see why this might be.
But then - disaster: his path to the finals was blocked, seemingly by po-faced Party officials. They can't imagine he's taking the piss, can they ?
I feel his pain. I myself was making great progress through the initial rounds of the next series of The X-Factor with my own distinctive brand of dialectical ditty when a shadowy figure, believed to be the Head of Political Correctness at Common Purpose, had a word in Simon Cowell's ear - and I was axed.
What is the world coming to ?