Wednesday, August 21, 2002
I'm liking the Washington Post better and better.....
Monday, August 19, 2002
PEACE, LOVE, AND CHINA
The Washington Post has an interesting article about a Woodstock-like rock festival in China, replete with yak milk tea, and other elements of local flavor. Despite the guise of freedom, the article notes that "The local Communist Party office demanded a complete list of songs and lyrics in advance for its approval. On Saturday morning, party officials crossed some songs off the list. Tonight, in the middle of a rapper's set, party monitors flipped the switch on the amplifiers for a moment when he deviated from the script." So censorship is hardly dead in China.
One quote that stood out: "Woodstock is not really familiar to us," confessed 30-year-old Michelle Tang, Channel V's China publicity manager. "We just think it stands for the wild music festival." You're not alone there, Michelle.