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China bans 100 more songs from the Internet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Aug 2011 21:49 User comments (10)

China bans 100 more songs from the Internet The Chinese ministry of culture has banned 100 songs from the Internet saying that any track that "harm the security of state culture must be cleaned up and regulated under the law."
It is unclear why exactly the songs were banned, but China is known for censoring anything it deems politically sensitive or potentially offensive.

Included in the list are songs from The Backstreet Boys, Beyonce, Simple Plan and four songs from Lady Gaga.

The list also banned music from Taiwan's Chang Hui-mei. China is currently in a spat with Taiwan over its territory.

Past music on the banned list included tracks from artists like Avril Lavigne and the Rolling Stones.

Currently, all songs posted on web sites in China need prior approval before they can be embedded.

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10 user comments

129.8.2011 22:21

F U China!


Being nice always has its own consequences

229.8.2011 22:53

Quote:
Included in the list are songs from The Backstreet Boys, Beyonce, Simple Plan and four songs from Lady Gaga.

This is a rare instance where I think censorship might be the right way to go. :-P

[/sarcasm]

330.8.2011 2:09

Originally posted by nonoitall:
Quote:
Included in the list are songs from The Backstreet Boys, Beyonce, Simple Plan and four songs from Lady Gaga.

This is a rare instance where I think censorship might be the right way to go. :-P

[/sarcasm]
agreed , now they just have to put justin bieber on the list and i might just consider moving there

430.8.2011 9:00

They blanket ban.

Be songs with swearing or too sexual etc.

530.8.2011 11:49

This is starting to remind me of the Cold War era when the USSR banned a bunch of western music (not western as in country/western either).

Continue to force your will on the people & IT WILL come back to bite you in the ass.


630.8.2011 21:10

Harm? let's see... China kills a mother's child if they have more than 2 daughters hm... China is stupid.

731.8.2011 5:02
llongtheD
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So I guess this means I won't be able to listen to my Rage Against the Machine tunes there. Bummer.


If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

831.8.2011 7:17

Originally posted by nonoitall:
Quote:
Included in the list are songs from The Backstreet Boys, Beyonce, Simple Plan and four songs from Lady Gaga.

This is a rare instance where I think censorship might be the right way to go. :-P

[/sarcasm]
Why be sarcastic about it? Why not just openly agree with censorship in this case lol.

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931.8.2011 12:14

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
Harm? let's see... China kills a mother's child if they have more than 2 daughters hm... China is stupid.
they dont actually kill the child.the family just becomes an outcast of society and frown upon by the government and the people.

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1031.8.2011 13:17

What is this China? Oh yeah it is....What else would we expect from them?


Just my $0.02,

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