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 "an...
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 translated the...
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. Slighter than she...
by Wu Nan | Apr 11, 2008
A Sanskirt spoken Beijing girl, Sa Dingding won the BBC World Music (Asia/Pacific) prize for her cross-culture music. This is London leads: “I'm a Chinese girl and I love my country’s culture,” said Sa Dingding, accepting her...
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 the...
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 powers for controlling...
by Gao Fei | Jul 24, 2007
From Tofu Magazine: When we see the generalised merchandising of words, things, bodies and souls, communication technology, now more than ever, plays a central ideological role in silencing thought. In this new age of alienation, the increasing use of pop stars by the media and in advertising illustrates this debasing process. Pop star culture is […]
by Sophie Beach | May 14, 2005
From the Independent: The former managing director of the Zomba record label will head a newly created office in Beijing, partly funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). UK Music Services will act as a point of contact for independent UK music companies wanting to break acts in China. The Government is keen […]
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