Chinese singer Cui Jian, one of whose songs became an anthem of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, has pulled out of a major show on state TV.
He had been due to play at China's Spring Festival Gala, which draws a TV audience of hundreds of millions.
His manager You You said that he withdrew after organisers tried to censor his performance.
In 1989, he had performed to protesting students in Tiananmen Square, who took up his song Nothing to My Name.
Cui Jian had wanted to sing the song during the gala, but the organisers said he would have to choose another, You You told AP.
"It is not only our regret, but also the gala's,'' she said.
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Music was a major element of the Tiananmen protests, and several Chinese songs continue to be controversial due to their association with the movement. Most recently, the Chinese "Father of Rock" Cui Jian refused to play at the annual Chinese Spring Festival Gala after organizers denied him the right to play a song known as the anthem of the Tiananmen protests. Below we have posted the original BBC article, and a video of the song stirring the controversy: "Nothing to my Name."
Tiananmen Massacre Presentation