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While Slipped Disc was in China

October 23, 2017 by norman lebrecht

11 comments.


Readers have been asking about the lack of activity on Slipped Disc for the past five days.

I have been in Shanghai while the Communist Party conference was on and access to western social media was more than usually resricted.

Despite these restraints it was warming to meet – at my lectures, book signings and media appearances – a substantial number of Shanghai folk who turn to Slipped Disc as their information source on classical music and related arts forms. Our readership is growing healthily in China. More on this subject at some other time.

photo (c) Yimei Wang, Shanghai


Comments (11)

  1. Alexander says:

    surprise ,surprise 😉

  2. Hanna Nahan says:

    You should spend more time in China…

    1. norman lebrecht says:

      A deliciously ambiguous remark.

  3. Bviolinistic says:

    It is not difficult to set up a VPN that allows you to use all the social media as normal..

    1. norman lebrecht says:

      It is during the party Congress. Very limited access.

      1. Bviolinistic says:

        True, but it’s not impossible. The VPO are there now and it’s working perfectly

        1. norman lebrecht says:

          I had access for a few hours, but only at one location….

        2. John Borstlap says:

          That is because of the many Chinese women in the orchestra.

      2. Anthony sargent says:

        I was also there last week, VPNUK workand ExpressVPN sometimes does

  4. John Borstlap says:

    Extraordinary…. the attention in China for Western classical music and its information channels like SD gives hope for its survival. Congratulations for Norman’s extensive activities.

  5. M2N2K says:

    Welcome back!


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