The Chinese government does not want their country's culture to be spoiled. That's fair, but in order to protect their cultural security, China's Ministry of Culture has made a list of pop songs that are to be immediately deleted from download sites available to their citizens.

The list includes six Lady Gaga songs, Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night," and (understandably) Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way." It also names songs from Britney Spears, Beyonce, and several artists from Taiwan, Japan, and Malaysia, claiming that they "disrupt the online music market order and endanger national cultural security." Sites have until September 19 to delete these songs or face an undisclosed punishment.

[Wall Street Journal]