Minitrue: Update on Blacklisted HK Pop Stars

Minitrue: Update on Blacklisted HK Pop Stars

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online.

Classified Message from the Guangdong Anti-Pornography Office: Latest Blacklist from the Ministry of Culture

  1. Anthony Wong, Denise Ho, Chapman To
  2. Paul Wong, William So, Jenny Tseng, Wong Ka Keung, Joey Yung, G.E.M., Sammy Leung, Albert Leung, Yuen-Leung Poon

Those people in category 1 are prohibited, and absolutely cannot perform.

Those in category 2 are strictly controlled. You must report to the Ministry of Culture Market Administration before a performance may be examined and approved. After approval, you must report once again to the Market Administration for permission to perform. At the same time, you must communicate with the performance finance [management] organization and guarantee that no “Occupy Central” discussion arises, taking full control of the event. (November 7, 2014)





第二类属于严控类,必须报文化部市场司才予受理审批。已审批的,也要重新报经市场司批准才准予演出。同时还要沟通演出经济机构,确保不发生“占中”言论,做好现场监管。 [Chinese]

The people listed in this directive are Hong Kong musicians, DJs, and directors who have participated in or voiced support for the ongoing protests for free elections. 47 Hong Kong stars were allegedly blacklisted last month, including actor Chow Yun-fat. Mainland websites were also instructed to delete a story about Chow’s sanguine response to the news.

真Since directives are sometimes communicated orally to journalists and editors, who then leak them online, the wording published here may not be exact. The date given may indicate when the directive was leaked, rather than when it was issued. CDT does its utmost to verify dates and wording, but also takes precautions to protect the source.


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