Post-Xi Jingping: A New Asian Pop Landscape

Following Chinese premier Xi Jinping’s marathon speech yesterday we are excited to be the first to redefine the Asia-Pacific music map. The Turunn Tribune’s music correspondent Stig Huündersfløos provided this new lexicon for those wishing to stay current:

  • C-Pop: Chinese-pop (state run)
  • J-pop: Japanese pop
  • K-Pop: Korean pop
  • SCTTPKMCT-pop: Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) pop

Xi Jingping was insistent that Taiwan would never be allowed to continue with its current T-Pop moniker, and should always use its official Chinese title in all musical affairs.