120 songs banned from web­sites

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Min­istry of Cul­ture has re­leased a blacklist of 120 songs that “trum­peted ob­scen­ity, vi­o­lence, crime or harmed so­cial moral­ity”, and or­dered web­site ad­min­is­tra­tors to re­move them from their sites.

In­clud­ing ti­tles such as Bei­jing Hooli­gans, Don’t Want to Go to School and Sui­cide Di­ary, the songs were de­scribed as “hav­ing se­verely prob­lem­atic con­tent”, which vi­o­lated an online cul­tural man­age­ment reg­u­la­tion, ac­cord­ing to a min­istry state­ment. Songs by house­hold names such as Chang Csun Yuk and Stan­ley Huang were also on the list.

“No unit or in­di­vid­ual is al­lowed to pro­vide [ these songs],” the state­ment read, promis­ing se­vere pun­ish­ment for those that failed to com­ply with the take-down no­tice.

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