The Chinese Government is Mad at Kenny G!
They LOVE Kenny G in China. At least they USED TO. But now Kenny is getting flak from the Chinese government for attending a pro-Democracy protest in Hong Kong.
One official said, quote, "Kenny G's musical works are widely popular in China, but China's position on the illegal activities in Hong Kong is very clear.
"We hope that foreign governments and individuals speak and act cautiously and not support the [protests] and other illegal activities in any form."
Kenny is an ICON in China...in part because his 1989 hit "Going Home" is played basically EVERYWHERE to remind people when it's time to GO HOME. They use it at schools, libraries, stores, bars, offices, gyms, malls...it's basically how people are told it's closing time.
You can jam out to Kenny G's "Going Home" right here!
(You know what they say: When a door closes for Kenny G, a window opens for Semisonic! If they are somehow able to convince China to switch over from Kenny G, they should know that Kenny gets no royalties...and neither would they.)