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2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly

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

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.

2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly

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

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.

2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly

Reality Check: Chinese Televised Singing Competitions and Brand China

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.