Queen was competing with Wham! to become the first Western pop group to perform in China. Wham!'s manager made 2 brochures - one featuring Wham! fans as pleasant middle-class youngsters, and one portraying Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in typically flamboyant poses. The Chinese opted for Wham!. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/enter…
Beijing approved North Korea as a destination for Chinese citizens in June 2008. One travel brochure says: “Let us visit the world’s most insurmountable frontier! Let’s head to the world’s happiest and safest country, North Korea, to discover a China we were once familiar with” scmp.com/week-asia/societ…
Wham!'s manager sabotaged Queen's efforts of becoming the first Western act to perform in China by sending Chinese authorities a brochure of Freddie Mercury in effeminate poses; the authorities would pick Wham! instead. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/enter…

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