• China/Taiwan: Singers banned for nationalist statements and actions

    Taiwanese-born singer Michael Huang’s songs and appearances on shows have been banned on Taiwanese media after he made critical comments against a teen pop star holding up the island’s flag during her appearance on a TV show, reported Now K Pop. On 8 January 2016 Huang posted a message on popular Chinese micro-blogging site Sina […]
  • Singapore: Music video banned for its pro-LGBT content

    According to Global Voices and Focus Taiwan, the Taiwanese pop songstress Jolin Tsai’s song and her musicvideo ‘We’re All Different, Yet The Same’ has been banned from broadcast in Singapore. The Singapore government’s Media Development Authority has confirmed that it advised local broadcasters in Singapore not to air the music video because of ‘mature content’. […]
  • China/Taiwan: Ban on Tibetan rapper promoted sales of his album

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Taiwan, Province of China:Ban on Tibetan rapper promoted sales of his album A religious group in Taiwan managed to get the goverment to ban the singer and rapper Singa Rinpoche from entering the country for one year. However, the ban only increased his popularity among the young Taiwanese audience ‘The singing monk’ – […]
  • China/Taiwan: History of Holo pop songs censorship

    ARTICLE ##PagePublishedLong## Taiwan, Province of China: Music, Interrupted Holo pop songs were banned by government censors during the rule of Kuomintang, and underground albums were sold in night markets in Taiwan. On the occasion of a series of ‘forbidden songs concerts’ sponsored by the Taiwanese Government Information Office in 2007, information officer Pat Gao wrote this article […]
  • 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 […]
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