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    Christina Aguilera Boards the Shanghai Express

    The "Dirrty" girl is clean enough for China.

    Christina Aguilera has gotten the go-ahead from the Chinese government to perform in Shanghai next month, despite some initial misgivings about the artist's racy act.

    "Definitely, not every foreign artist has the luck to win Beijing's approval and Christina's sexy performance was once a concern when applying to the regulators,"  a source told Reuters.

    Aguilera, who is currently touring in support of her latest album, Back to Basics, is scheduled to take the city's Grand Stage on June 26, according to her Website. Tickets were expected to go on sale soon, with prices ranging from $26 to $260.

    It will be her only concert in mainland China. From there, she'll go on to play Bangkok and Hong Kong before moving onto Australia.

    It was unclear whether the Grammy winner would have to modify her act in order to satisfy China's strict decency standards.

    Last October, Jay-Z's scheduled performance in Shanghai was canceled after his lyrics were deemed too vulgar for Chinese audiences.

    The Rolling Stones, on the other hand, were permitted to perform last year after the band agreed to cut out certain songs that were considered inappropriate for the masses, including "Beast of Burden" and "Let's Spend the Night Together.

    Meanwhile, Britney Spears was only given permission to tour China in 2004 on the condition that she swapped out her skimpy stage costumes for more modest attire. (In the end, the tour never came to fruition.)

    Luckily for Aguilera, who has a Madonna-like fondness for constantly reinventing her image, her current incarnation is far more likely to appeal to Chinese censors than some of her past personas.

    Though her 2003 Stripped World Tour would most likely have been a tough sell, her current trek shows a more dignified side of the "Ain't No Other Man" singer.

    The raunchy stage costumes of the past have been traded for vintage-inspired showgirl attire courtesy of her official tour designer Robert Cavalli, while the show itself pays homage to jazz and blues icons including Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin, by projecting their images onto a giant video screen.

    Not that Aguilera has thrown in the pop tart towel completely. Her current act does include a semi-naughty rendition of "Dirrty," in which the singer perches astride a carousel horse, with gyrating pole dancers surrounding her.

    We're guessing that little number might not fly in China.

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