Here’s The Lowdown On Chinese Pop

In 2012, Korean pop music — or K-pop — emerged throughout the Western world with PSY and “Gangnam.” Is China next? This writer observes: these days, Communist anthems have been replaced by a more karaoke-friendly orthodoxy – but there are other artists. Peng Liyuan (pictured) was the biggest pop star in China, for example, at least until her husband Xi Jinping became the Communist Party’s top dog and she had to recede from pop view.

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