CNN: China is banning karaoke songs that endanger national unity
Wed August, 2021, Age: 2 years
China will create a “blacklist” of karaoke songs, banning those that contain “harmful content” from entertainment venues. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism stated that karaoke must not endanger national unity, sovereignty, or territorial integrity, incite ethnic hatred or undermine ethnic unity, promote cults or superstition or violate the state’s religious policies. Songs must also not encourage obscenity, gambling, violence, drug-related activities, or crime, nor should they insult or slander others.