Artists' songs among 100 that music websites must remove because they had not been submitted for approval.

This article titled “Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Backstreet Boys tracks on China blacklist” was written by Tania Branigan in Beijing, for The Guardian on Tuesday 23rd August 2011 15.59 UTC

The Backstreet Boys may Want It That Way, but China’s ministry of culture most certainly does not.

Officials have placed the boy band’s anodyne 1990s hit on a blacklist of 100 songs that music websites must remove by 15 September, alongside hits by Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Britney Spears.

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