China Follows North Korea and Bans ‘Inappropriate Music’

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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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2 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    Why wouldn’t they want their countrymen and women to hear the obscenities in latest trends of expression such as great lyrical content as …. A Nationally Criminal Orientational-Educational Jamboree ? ….. maybe because they genuinely care about their People? and Nation? and the real Condition of their Youth’s Intellectual Capacities and Morals?