A Chinese band with traditional instruments. Photo: Getty Images A Chinese band with traditional instruments. Photo: Getty Images
A Chinese band with traditional instruments. Photo: Getty Images
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

China has a rich musical history full of foreign influences, so why do so many contemporary pop stars choose covers?

  • Other peoples and cultures have made a significant impression on the country’s musical output
  • However, wholesale copying has become common in recent years – where is the originality?

A Chinese band with traditional instruments. Photo: Getty Images A Chinese band with traditional instruments. Photo: Getty Images
A Chinese band with traditional instruments. Photo: Getty Images
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