Back in August 2016, reports surfaced stating that in reprisal to the South Korean government's decision to deploy US-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missiles, China threatened to ban South Korean content and celebrities from appearing on Chinese television. According to a new report however, it appears that the ban has now been implemented.
As reported by Yonghap News, the Chinese government has made a new policy that will ban Korean dramas, films, variety shows, and the appearance of Korean celebrities on China's TV and online streaming platforms.
The Yonhap report states that no permission has been granted for any Korean stars to appear on Chinese TV programs, but it is not known what implications this ban will have on Korean stars from mainland China, such as GOT7's Jackson and EXO's Lay, or Korean stars from different nationalities, such as the non-Korean members (Sana, Momo, Mina, and Tzuyu) from TWICE.
Stay tuned for more news and announcements related to this ban.
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