Music in the People's Republic of China

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Beijing Opera in search of an audience
By Pushpa Adhikari, Asia Times, 29 July 1999. At almost every stage of cultural and political change in China prior to 1978, the Beijing Opera was one of the main tools to cultivate ideas in society. But after decades of economic progress and dramatic change in lifestyle, traditional arts lack audience support. Chinese youth prefer just about anything modern.
Pop star's return sign of freer China
The Straits Times, 10 September 2000. In what could be called a new Chinese revolution, tens of thousands packed Shanghai Stadium on Friday night to sing, sway and scream for Luo Dayou, who is back in China after having been banned by the authorities after the 1989 Tienanmen Square crackdown.
Cantonese opera diva sings for Malaysian charities
The Straits Times, 15 November 2000. Legendary Cantonese opera actress Hoong Sin Looi displayed her superb talent and showmanship during a charity show in Malaysia. Ms Hoong, 73, was possibly one of the most famous fah tan (Chinese opera stars) in China and Hongkong way back in the 1950s.