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China's Ministry of Culture is preparing a list of songs that will be banned in karaoke bars. In a statement on its website, the agency said karaoke bars must remove any songs that: "endanger national unity, sovereignty or territorial integrity, or harm national security, honor or interests" or that "incite ethnic hatred." The statement said only "healthy" songs that "promote positive energy" should be performed.