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Ji Chang Wook says he was barricaded inside a hotel in China due to his popularity

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Ji Chang Wook talked about his skyrocketing popularity on the September 27 episode of 'Taxi,' more specifically, about his popularity in China. 


When the MCs congratulated the actor on his recent Chinese drama recording first place in viewership ratings, he laughed shyly and answered, "The drama did really well." The MCs further informed him that he placed first on a Chinese portal site's list of most popular Korean male celebrities, to which Ji Chang Wook responded in an astonished tone that he had no idea. 


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The actor told the MCs, "A launching event for a Chinese brand was canceled because so many fans swarmed the event. As soon as I arrived at the Chinese hotel, they refused to let me out," adding that the sponsor of the event even threatened to shut off the power supply at the location of the event if he dared to step out of the hotel. 

 



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    LordLiar18 Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    His popularity and Yoona's really are no joke! They are so famous in China!! :D

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    1011 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Are they talking about the Tornado Girl (or something like that, I can't remember the name) drama?

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    archangelshine Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    One of few (if not the only) Korean celebrities to not get edited out in Chinese shows/dramas/CFs this year

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    s0ne221 archangelshine Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    but why? i still don't really understand this china blocking korean idol thingie could someone pls explain ?? why do some get edited out of stuff and some don't ????

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    RoAnon9935 s0ne221 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    N.Korea is being a bad baby and playing with big toys it shouldn't. S.Korea let America put up a baby gate (THAAD) so that N.Korea doesn't blow up anything important and you know probably start a war. China does not like like it one bit because it was America not S.Korea who put it up.

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    Mana92 RoAnon9935 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Beautifully worded! lol

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    Andaru RoAnon9935 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    ELI5 version haha

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    bafabifi s0ne221 Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    I think they are trying to cut down on Hallyu because according to them its not good for the nation. Just like how they limit Hollywood movies in China.

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