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Cui Jian

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Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Rise of the red rock gods

Red Rock: The Long Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll by Jon Campbell Earnshaw Books

One of the peculiarities of Chinese rock'n'roll is that it has an exact birthdate: May 9, 1986, was the day Cui Jian, the mainland's 'godfather of rock', performed the song Nothing to My Name as part of a concert broadcast on TV.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Dongguan takes blow from Shenzhen security sweep

Dongguan's police chief says security precautions in neighbouring Shenzhen in the lead-up to August's Summer Universiade have greatly added to public security concerns in his city.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

For cautious cadres, the times they are a-changin'

Throughout history, artists have been inspired by the big social and political issues of their era and have articulated the mood of the people in their work. Musicians in particular, with their popular appeal, have often provided emotive soundtracks to the spirit of the times. Bob Dylan, who captured the civil-rights and anti-war sentiment of the 1960s, is arguably the most famous of these.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Summer music festival lines up fewer artists for shorter concerts

It is supposed to be a special music festival that appeals to tourists, but Summer Pop Live appears to be nothing more than an ordinary concert this year, with all non-local acts eliminated and the line-up narrowed from more than 80 artists to a mere four acts.

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

80 artists booked for 2-day music festival

More than 80 local and regional artists will take part in Hong Kong's first indoor, two-day music festival this summer.

Organised by Hong Kong's Performing Industry Association and presented by the Tourism Board, 'Summer Pop - Live in Hong Kong' aims to draw an audience of 25,000 and revitalise tourism, which has been hit hard by swine flu.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

He will rock you

Michael Pettis is no ordinary music mogul. By day, the American is a finance professor at Peking University who appears frequently on CCTV as a talking head and writes a financial blog that gets 5,000 hits a day.

2 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

French expats offer fresh perspective with true portraits of China

The world may be interested in China economically, but according to Jacques Penhirin, Diane Michaud and Anais Martane (pictured left to right), most foreigners still don't really know the Chinese. That's why the three French expatriates decided to collaborate on a new book, Chinese Portraits.

20 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Capital gains

Beijing has long been the Cinderella of mainland cities when it comes to foreign bands touring Asia. Despite being home to the most varied and vibrant live music scene on the mainland, Beijing's rock fans have grown used to international acts bypassing the capital in favour of Hong Kong and Shanghai.

23 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland music 'is all about business'

Cui Jian, the so-called father of Chinese rock, says music on the mainland has become a well-structured business providing a livelihood for thousands of people.

At a screening of the Independent Short Film and Video Awards on Monday night, Cui (right) said mainland music now relied on packaging, promotion and sales and was no longer made simply to be appreciated.

24 Mar 2007 - 12:00am