Englishman Ian Usher’s singing the red songs (红歌, songs created under the background of fighting the foreign invasions) and standing on the stage as part of imperialism being criticized by the red songs enhanced a strong sense of irony, on the other hand, a sense of pride among the Chinese audience. Ian found that red songs was one of the best and quickest way to let him obtain political capital in China. Such political identity was what Ian believed his law of survival in China.
Ian is an Englishman. In China, he was recognized for performing the red songs. Besides reputation, he soon gained political capital in China. This political recognition brought him invitations to performance and concerts from many cities across the country.