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 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
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
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 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
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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