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Why does Cathay Pacific's 2018 boarding music feel "Chinese"?

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I hope it's obvious to you that this music sounds "Chinese". Why though? Does it use a Major Pentatonic scale? parallel harmony in fourths and fifths? portamento?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOuD-mxTO58

Cathay Pacific is a Hong Kong airline. I'm unaffiliated with them and have no conflict of interest.

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Are you sure the music sounds chinese and it's not just the video projecting that feeling? lol Quintec‭ 9 days ago

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