"> Name: China bans pop-song for opium reference

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Asia

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion , Other


Artist: Faye Wong

Confronting Bodies: Chinese government

Date of Action: November 2003

Specific Location: Beijing, China

Description of Artwork: Chinese Pop-diva Faye Wong's, song, "In the Name of Love," includes a line stating, "Opium is warm and sweet."

Description of Incident: The Chinese censors felt that the reference to opium may evoke sentiments of Western domination of the Chinese and could harm the nation's youth.

Results of Incident: Relevant departments banned the song.

Source: ask.elibrary.com

Submitted By: NCAC

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