Chinese children are required to study music.
Under the Law on Nine-Year Compulsory Education, primary schools were to be tuition-free and reasonably located for the convenience of children attending them; students would attend primary schools in their neighborhoods or villages....The primary-school curriculum consisted of Chinese, mathematics, physical education, music, drawing, and elementary instruction in nature, history, and geography, combined with practical work experiences around the school compound....
The Chinese language is itself based on harmonic tones.
All varieties of Chinese, like neighbouring languages in the Mainland Southeast Asia linguistic area, have phonemic tones. Each syllable may be pronounced with between three and six distinct pitch contours, denoting different morphemes. The number of tonal contrasts varies between dialects, with northern dialects tending to have fewer distinctions than southern ones. For example, in the standard language the four phonemic tones can be demonstrated with ma (?; "mother"), má (?; "hemp"), ma (?; "horse") and mà (?; "to scold"). Many dialects have tone sandhi, in which the pitch contour of a syllable is affected by the tones of adjacent syllables in a compound word of phrase. This process is so extensive in Shanghainese that the tone system is reduced to a pitch accent system much like modern Japanese. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varieties_of_Chinese
Hence, it is easy to see why there is a musical heritage in Chinese culture.
As a part of 2006 Harbin Summer Music Concert's opening ceremony, a 1,001-piano concert was held in Harbin's Flood memorial square located at the north end of Zhongyang Street (Chinese: ????; pinyin: Zhongyang dàjie) on August 6, 2006. Repertoires of the ensemble consisted of Triumphal March, Military March, Radetzky March and famous traditional local song On The Sun Island?. This concert set a new Guinness World Record for largest piano ensemble, surpassing the previous record held by German artists in a 600-piano concert. In 2008, the 29th Harbin Summer Music Concert was held on August 6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbin
I anticipate that with the modernization of China, we will see an amazing contribution from China to global music. As the Chinese middle class grows, I expect to see a veritable explosion of higher-end audio components from China, particularly as the second-generation starts demanding higher-end gear.