Rapper PG One (centre). Chinese music fans are bracing for a crackdown on hip-hop after a rapper was dropped from a popular singing programme. Photograph: Getty Images/AFP

Gritty urban tales of white powder, partying all night and sleeping all day, violence, mawkish raps about “cosplay”, braggadocio about sexual prowess (...)

A screengrab from the advertisement for Qiaobi detergent which has prompted widespread criticism.

A black workman, ill-shaven, covered in paint and wearing a dirty shirt, wolf whistles and winks flirtatiously at a Chinese woman tending the washing (...)