In 2017, China’s leader, Xi Jinping, declared martial law in the vast country.
Now the country’s leader is taking aim at music.
In February, Xi’s government announced the reopening of music festivals, with a new program called “Musical Performance of China.”
The festival, named for the countrys capital city of Beijing, is supposed to open in October, and its theme will be “Beautiful Music for Beauty.”
For more than a decade, Beijingers have been forced to watch performances from countries like Thailand and Korea on the same days.
Now, they’ll be able to catch the performances in their own cities.
The government also announced that the city of Shanghai, which hosts the annual music festival, will begin hosting the “beautiful music” festival in April.
The festival is expected to draw 100,000 people, and there will be several other countries in the region hosting it.
For the past decade, the Chinese government has been looking to diversify the music landscape in China.
In the 1970s and 1980s, the country was one of the top performers in the world in the production of music.
In fact, the government estimated that its music was responsible for producing 10% of the world’s gross domestic product.
However, as the country grew wealthier and became more reliant on technology, music began to fade from public awareness.
According to a 2016 study by the World Economic Forum, just 13% of Chinese people had heard of the music they loved when it was a small and niche interest.
Today, China has fewer than 3 million people who can say they’ve heard of music at all.
In 2016, the average age of the Chinese people who had heard music was 29.
In 2017, Xi declared martial rule in the sprawling country, but the government has now begun to re-open music festivals.
With the opening of the “Musious Performances of China” festival, China is finally beginning to see the fruits of its efforts to diversifying its music scene.
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