A Communist Party-run newspaper attacked the recently released album by the rock band Guns N’ Roses as a direct affront to China, AP reported. The album, titled "Chinese Democracy," has been delayed since 1994. The Global Times ran an article Monday headlined "American band releases album venomously attacking China," claiming that the album "turns its spear point on China" and cites internet comments that the album was part of a Western plot to expand control of the world "using democracy as a pawn." China’s Foreign Ministry, Culture Ministry and radio, film and television regulator declined to comment on the album, which is unlikely to have a legal release on the mainland. Song lyrics in the album include references to the banned Falun Gong sect and contain anti-authoritarian themes.