Wham in China

April 7, 1985

Wham! went on a 10-day visit to China, the first by a Western pop group. The trip began with a concert at the Peoples’ Gymnasium in Beijing (then Peking) in front of 13,000 people. They also played a concert in front of 5,000 in Canton. The two concerts were played without compensation. 
Wham! In China (1985)


Wham!’s visit to China attracted huge media attention across the world. A documentary film – Wham! in China: Foreign Skies, released in 1986 – was shot over the two weeks and edited over summer and autumn 1985 in London. The film was directed by Lindsay Anderson and produced by Martin Lewis.