China’s music scene has been stifled by heavy-handed state censorship, and hip hop artists including the group IN3 have been a frequent target. Photo: AFP

Beijing, home of Peking opera, wants to be an ‘international music capital’ by 2025

  • Municipal government unveils plan to expand music and creative industries to the tune of US$17 billion
  • That includes developing digital music, offering artists better copyright protections, and building more small-scale venues for live shows
Topic |   China Society

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China’s music scene has been stifled by heavy-handed state censorship, and hip hop artists including the group IN3 have been a frequent target. Photo: AFP
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.