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Taiwanese Stars featured at Guardian.co.uk


Pop musik: the sound of the charts in … Taiwan

Western media often assume Asian music to be dominated by Japanese and South Korean pop. But a new generation of Taiwanese stars is highlighting Mandarin pop's potential

Western media often assume Asian music to be dominated by Japanese and South Korean pop. But a new generation of Taiwanese stars is highlighting Mandarin pop's potential

Viewed through reports in the western press, the battle for domination of Asia's charts would appear to be a straight fight between established superpower Japan and effervescent upstart South Korea. Rarely meriting a mention is the primary hub of Mandarin pop, Taiwan. This island state shares a language with mainland China but is free from the weight of its political control and has a cultural influence vastly disproportionate to its size.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/jan/05/pop-musik-taiwan

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