Music

China rappers to Seoul: 'Big brother' opposes missile shield

May 17, 2017

A rap group backed by China's government is warning South Korea in a video that "you're going too far" with the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system opposed by Beijing

From teenager to warlord in 'Farewell My Concubine'

May 16, 2017

As a teenager, Zhao Hailong had a small role in the award-winning film "Farewell My Concubine," the story of the life-long friendship between two men who met as apprentices in the famous Peking opera

Coldplay vocalist visits sick fan in Manila hospital

Apr 4, 2017

Coldplay's lead vocalist has visited a fan with cancer hours before the group played a packed concert at Manila's seaside Mall of Asia Arena Concert Grounds

Wham!'s influence felt in China after landmark 1985 concert

Dec 26, 2016

George Michael's death brought back memories in China of the heady 1980s when Wham! was the first major Western band to play after the death of Mao Zedong

James Taylor cancels Manila concert over Duterte's drug war

Dec 21, 2016

James Taylor has canceled his February concert in Manila, saying reports of summary executions of suspected drug offenders in the Philippines without judicial proceedings are "deeply concerning and unacceptable."

Malaysian rapper held for allegedly insulting Islam in video

Aug 22, 2016

An ethnic Chinese rapper in Malaysia has been detained for allegedly insulting Islam in his latest music video

Pop stars, diplomacy victims of cooling China-S. Korea ties

Aug 10, 2016

Growing Chinese anger at South Korea over a U.S. anti-missile defense system bodes ill for everything from pop star appearances to U.N. action against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats

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