Beijing bans locals, foreigners: report

BANNED? Netizens were surprised to see Vivian Hsu on the blacklist, while Chthonic said it was not news, as the band has been on a blacklist for more than a decade

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 31, 2016
By: Yang Chi-han, Chen Hui-ling and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with staff writer

A blacklist is reportedly circulating within the Chinese music and movie industries that demands that

Fire EX yesterday rehearse for the New Year’s Day flag-raising ceremony in front of the Presidential Office Building in Taipei. Photo: CNA

producers and impresarios refrain from including the named individuals in their productions.

According to a report by the Chinese-language Apple Daily, Taiwanese director Wu Nien-jen (吳念真) tops the list, which also includes Taiwanese artists Bobby Chen (陳昇), Dwagie (大支) and Vivian Hsu (徐若瑄), as well as the bands Chthonic (閃靈樂團), Fire EX (滅火器) and Luantan A-hsiang (亂彈阿翔).

The list also includes Hong Kong artists who allegedly support the democracy movement in the territory, such as Denise Ho (何韻詩), Chapman To (杜汶澤) and Anthony Wong (黃耀明), as well as artists in the US, Japan, South Korea and Australia, the Apple Daily reported.

However, as the list includes some disbanded groups its veracity has yet to be confirmed.  [FULL  STORY]

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