On Monday, CDT Chinese reposted a letter circulating on Weibo which purportedly shows singer Katy...
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 | Nov 24, 2014
Xi Jinping is so far enjoying much popularity among the public, thanks at least in part to a...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 5, 2012
After the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs a year ago today, some in China pondered the country’s failure to produce a similarly iconic business leader. The Ningbo city government even launched a program aimed at building...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 26, 2010
Increasingly, music videos in China are not only a form of entertainment but carry a political message – sometimes subtle, sometimes not – as well. See this CDT translation for an example. ChinaHush has also...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 13, 2009
Yesterday in Shanghai, fans held a one-minute memorial for Michael Jackson. From the announcement for the event, via chinaSMACK: 7:00 sharp, the music will begin and during this time, no matter if you where you are, please stop...
by Liu Yong | Jul 24, 2008
From Christian Science Monitor: It’s probably best to start here, because here is where most newspaper and magazine profiles – both Chinese and Western – start: Yes, she’s beautiful, sharply and distinctly so....
by Sophie Beach | Apr 1, 2008
The Independent introduces singer Sa Dingding, who some experts think is about to become China’s first successful pop music export: This summer a telegenic former Mongolian nomad who sings in Tibetan and fuses the sound of...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 24, 2007
In the wake of a domestic uproar over “vulgar” pop songs, the New York Times looks at what happens when popular music is “harmonized”: Even without resorting to direct censorship, the state has formidable...
by Sophie Beach | May 14, 2005
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