From barren fields to land of plenty, looking back upon the past 30 years China has undergone great changes in cultural life, as the country's pop music reflects. The development of mainland pop music is a witness to the changing of times.
On October 24, an event called "A Selection of Popular Songs for the 30th anniversary of China's reform and opening up" was held in Shenzhen.
On October 24, an event called "A Selection of Popular Songs for the 30th anniversary of China's reform and opening up" was held in Shenzhen. Many well-known figures in mainland pop music like Li Guyi, Na Ying, and Sun Nan enthusiastically took part in this grand gathering.
While attending this grand party of pop, Song Ke, a well-known mainland musician sighed, "I never dreamed that Chinese pop music could be mentioned in such a formal occasion when I was young."
With the implementation of reform and opening-up, Chinese pop music appeared. "Mainland pop musicians had something of an inferiority complex for many years," said Jin Zhaojun, a music critic. "However we can now proudly say that pop music is mainstream music."
The 30 songs that were selected mostly reflect the theme of different times. When these 30 songs were sung in Shenzhen Stadium, the audiences were taken through different eras of the past 30 years.