• China: ‘Tiananmen singer’ Cui Jian censored

    The Chinese musician Cui Jian whose song became the unofficial anthem for demonstrating students during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests declined a major public appearance over censorship concerns. Cui Jian was due to play at China’s Spring Festival Gala, one of the most watched programmes anywhere on the planet which draws a tv audience of […]
  • China: Country profile

    COUNTRY PROFILE ##PagePublishedLong## Music censorship in China In China, the censorship authorities act with the aim of protecting its citizens against “mental contamination” and its government against criticism. China responds to globalisation at two different levels. Markets are increasingly open to those foreign products that don’t ruffle the feathers of a very conservative culture; at […]
  • China: Canto-pop Censorship in China & Singapore

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  • China: Once banned Taiwanese singer regains popularity

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## China:Once banned Taiwanese singer regains popularity Beijing officials who seven years ago banned the music of pop star Chang Hui-mei, better known as A-mei, now use her name to improve political ties between mainland China and the small island of Taiwan, reported Reuters on 13 September 2007. By Martin Buch Larsen, Freemuse Taiwan’s […]
  • China: Imported music must be approved by ministry

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## China:Imported music must be approved by ministry The Chinese Ministry of Culture has said it must approve all imported network music distributed in the country, the official Xinhua news service reported on 12 December 2006. ‘Network music’ means music which is played on, and downloaded from, the Internet or provided by mobile phone […]
  • China: Magazine featuring Cui Jian banned

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## China:Magazine featuring Cui Jian banned Three weeks after the first copies of a Chinese version of Rolling Stone hit the newsstands and were torn off the shelves, press regulators said they would not allow it to publish a second issue Rolling Stone, the former icon of American counterculture journalism, is entering the global mainstream […]
  • China: Ease of restrictions against mainland rock-father Cui Jian

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## China:Ease of restrictions against Chinese mainland ‘rock-father’ Cui JianCui Jian’s September concert in Beijing marks the end of a decade of censorship against his angry rap-inflected rock. The Chinese government shows an increased awareness of the commercial value of modern music The 44-year-old singer and guitarist often referred to as “China’s Bob Dylan” or “China’s […]
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