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China ban for 'threatening' stars
07-17-2008, 10:03 PM,
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China ban for 'threatening' stars
Quote:Entertainers from outside China who have attended events that "threaten national sovereignty" will be banned from the country, its government says.

Any artists who "whip up ethnic hatred" during performances would also be banned, the ministry of culture said,

The announcement comes after Bjork shouted "Tibet, Tibet" at a Shanghai concert in March.

Talk of Tibetan independence is considered taboo in China, which has ruled the territory since 1951.

"Any artistic group or individual who have ever engaged in activities which threaten our national sovereignty will not be allowed in," the ministry said in a statement on its website.

The ban was extended to entertainers who "threaten national unity", "advocate obscenity or feudalism and superstition" or who "violate religious policy or cultural norms", the statement added.

Encore approval

Bjork's cry came after a powerful performance of her song Declare Independence at the concert.

China's culture ministry said after the outburst that it "broke Chinese law and hurt Chinese people's feelings".

And it pledged to "further tighten controls".

The latest announcement follows the banning of pop festivals and the tightening of rules on outdoor events in the months leading up to the Olympics as the government fears embarrassing protests from crowds.

The ministry has said that even encores must be approved in advance.

Taiwanese pop star Chang Hui-Mei was banned from playing in China for a year after she sang Taiwan's national anthem during an inauguration ceremony for the island's president in 2000.

China considers Taiwan, which has governed its own affairs for half a century, part of its territory.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7512445.stm
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07-17-2008, 10:05 PM,
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China ban for 'threatening' stars
Got to love freedom of speech..
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07-17-2008, 11:21 PM,
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China ban for 'threatening' stars
This is the extent of China's lack of freedom of speech: http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/200...rte-web-en1.jpg


I got that link from this topic:
http://conspiracycentral.info/index.php?showtopic=21314
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07-18-2008, 03:45 AM,
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China ban for 'threatening' stars
"China considers Taiwan, which has governed its own affairs for half a century, part of its territory"

In its dreams it does. Taiwan has an agreement dating back from the 70's with the US that if China invades the US will come to its aid.

Its long been presumed in the global chessgame that if the US invaded Iran, the first step China would take is to invade Taiwan. As it stands its not a provence of China and that statement is the usual standard of dogshit journalism ive come to expect from the BBC.
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