As global concern is rising over the detention of between 800,000 to two million Uyghurs and other...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 28, 2016
American pop diva Lady Gaga has reportedly found her music banned in China after she met with the...
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 2, 2013
Wu Hongfei, the Beijing singer who was detained for ten days over comments she posted on her Weibo account, has been released from police custody. From the South China Morning Post: “I’m back home. Thanks for all the netizens’...
by Cindy | Jul 29, 2013
Following Wu Hongfei’s arrest for a weibo reference to bombing government offices in Beijing, the Happy Avenue rock singer’s lawyers insist that her alleged threat was no more than “an innocent expression of...
by Josh Rudolph | Jul 25, 2013
AP reports that Wu Hongfei, singer for the Beijing-based rock outfit Happy Avenue (幸福大街), has been detained for comments that she posted on her Weibo account: Police have detained an activist singer who wrote that she wanted to...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 31, 2013
Chinese authorities have barred German electronic music legends Kraftwerk from a Beijing festival, apparently because of a cancelled appearance at a concert for Tibetan independence 15 years ago. From Jonathan Kaiman at The...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 11, 2013
China has tightened requirements on visiting foreign musicians following Elton John’s dedication of a Beijing concert to the artist-activist Ai Weiwei last November. From Tania Branigan at The Guardian: The singer’s...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 18, 2011
Singer Chuanzi (real name 姜亚川 Jiang Yachuan) was once a troubled teenager and was imprisoned for assault when he was 18 years old. After being released from jail at the age of 25, he tried to reconnect with his old friends, but...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 11, 2010
On China Beat, Tim Hathaway interviews underground musician Zuoxiao Zuzhou about his recent collaboration with Canadian band The Cowboy Junkies: TH: Can you explain why you have such a distinct singing style? What reactions has...
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