So the Chinese government is 60 years old and they claim that they are becoming more open and progressive and less repressive?
After reading this article in the Vancouver Sun, I just can’t help but wonder what the colour of the sun set is, through the eyes of the Chinese Government. You get these kids celebrating the 60th anniversary of communism and all the openness that comes with it and then out of nowhere the government puts the kiebash to some of the acts!
China’s government, always on the lookout for an opportunity to demonstrate how free and progressive they are, has banned the bands from appearing at one of Asia’s largest underground music festivals, just days before they were due to be on stage.
Some of the bands on the list are British Sea Power, the Buzzcocks, International Noise Conspiracy, Radio 4 and The Futureheads. The event is to be held at the Beijing’s Chaoyang Park at the Modern Sky Festival and runs from Sunday 4 October 2009 – Wednesday 7 October 2009.
Wow, if this is an open society then I’d hate to see a repressive one!
Keep on Jammin’ in the free world!