It looks like China is feeling inspired by North Korea’s mission to eradicate inappropriate music…
China’s Ministry of Culture has banned 120 songs for promoting obscenity, violence, crime, or harm to social morality.
These are very broad terms that the Ministry of Culture can use to ban any song that doesn’t promote the ideals of the regime. The list of banned songs will be updated regularly.
Websites have been ordered to remove the songs and individuals are not allowed to promote them. Anyone that doesn’t comply will face severe punishment.
Here are some of the banned songs:
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