Weighing the Worth of Chinese TV Singing Competitions
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Weighing the Worth of Chinese TV Singing Competitions

The News Lens Feature

China’s televised reality singing competitions have taken the region by storm. How have they pushed 'brand China' and impacted Mandopop?

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Reality Check: Are Chinese Televised Singing Competitions Good for Mandopop?

Asian Pop Weekly

Chinese singing competitions display the proud legacy of Mandopop to their billions of viewers. However, they may be deflating the value of originality in music.


Reality Check: How Chinese Singing Shows Create Content, Not Stars

Asian Pop Weekly

The singing competitions taking over Chinese TV shift the Mandopop balance of power to China, but fail to prop up the future careers of their contestants.


Reality Check: Chinese Televised Singing Competitions and Brand China

Asian Pop Weekly

China's televised singing competitions are taking the world by storm and doing wonders for brand China, but there's more to Mandopop than what you see on screen.

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