• (Weekly Idol, Big Hit Entertainment, YG Entertainment)
Don't expect to see K-pop MVs, variety shows, or K-dramas on Chinese TV anytime soon.
By
1 Mar 2017 - 12:35 PM  UPDATED 1 Mar 2017 - 12:36 PM

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, MomoMina, and Tzuyu) from TWICE.

Stay tuned for more news and announcements related to this ban. 


Hear us on SBS PopAsia Digital Radio

Listen in 24/7 on Digital Radio, by downloading our free mobile app or by streaming live here on our website.

Download the app here:

FOR MORE:
Ladybeard has a new idol group
Ladybeard is back with more kawaii and muscles than ever before!
WATCH: 'Mean Girls' mash-up with YG artists
We can totally see BIGBANG as the burnouts!
Running Man is still running
Will you 'run' into them at their fan meet?
PENTAGON's Jinho drops beautiful cover of Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man'
It's so beautiful *Wipes tears from eyes*.
JYP to take legal action against 2PM anti-fans
JYP aren't happy about some comments made about Jun.K's injury.