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China may be blocking Korean movies, dramas, and variety shows.

According to Chinese reports and press, Chinese authorities recently ordered that all Korean dramas, variety shows, and movies be banned from broadcast. Programs that have passed deliberation or with formally imported formats (in other words, Chinese shows who bought Korean variety shows' formats) are allowed, but from now on, it is reported that nothing else will be allowed.

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Recently in September, Yoo In Na had finished filming 2/3 of the Chinse remake of "Queen Inhyun's Man', but had ultimately stepped down. 'Star Descent', a Chinese-Korean collaboration with Kang Ho Dong and Leeteuk as MCs had also been cancelled without explanation. 

There had been many concerns that China would be blocking Korean entertainment after the announcement that revealed the South Korean Defense Ministry and the U.S. forces' decision to deploy THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), a missile defense system that could defend against North Korea's nuclear weapons. However, China is strongly opposed to this decision as they are uncomfortable with the proximity of such a high-tech system being deployed so close to their nation's borders. 

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    Fatimaaxo Monday, November 21, 2016

    So is MAMA still happening

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    rezalina Fatimaaxo Monday, November 21, 2016

    don't worry.. MAMA will be held in Hongkong..

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    818xL rezalina Monday, November 21, 2016

    Hong Kong is part of China!

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    Streetways 818xL Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    But have separate law and indepedent government so not really part of China

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    818xL Streetways Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    Hong Kong is still part of China even they have different laws. You can't deny it.

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    Streetways 818xL Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    Yes I know it. But still its have huge different between Taiwan, Hongkong and Mainland China

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    lilyirwin39 Monday, November 21, 2016

    It seems like everything in Korea isn't allowed to be in China, since their blocking literally everything

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    chanyeolisbae867 Monday, November 21, 2016

    Seems like kpop companies won't be needing any chinese trainees anymore. China just wants to ban everything, it's seems like their hobby.

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    5ngela chanyeolisbae867 Friday, November 25, 2016

    Agree. I don't like Chinese Kpop members suddenly enter China without acting skill and stole main character role.

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    Eric_Dang Monday, November 21, 2016

    Well Korea is essentially going to be China's bitch, or America's bitch.  Either way they're someones bitch.

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    kimmiefonze Monday, November 21, 2016

    Send these programs to the Philippines!

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    sophiesu kimmiefonze Monday, November 21, 2016

    not enough market compared to China. They rake in Billions from China, stock for K entertainment will go down soon. China is their second biggest market

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    kimmiefonze sophiesu Monday, November 21, 2016

    True. But what can K Ent do? The Chinese gov't have been fucking its neighbor countries since forever and it would be an exaggeration to raise this concern as a national issue. The next option here is to market their programs to other countries that have adapted well to Korean culture and sensibility like the Philippines (i'm a Filipino and we dig almost everything Korean). Plus, we already have Korean communities here. I think its a good investment if a broadcast station set up a channel for Korean tv programs.

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    BuddyPanda Monday, November 21, 2016

    well it says k drama, movies and variety show. kpop songs arent banned, good for T-ara

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    colorfuloddity88 Monday, November 21, 2016

    well, well, imagine the Chinese fans' plight smh Korean companies will be hurt with the decrease in consumers, but if the consumers themselves will be desperate enough to get them through other means, the money will still go to Korea in some other form. Maybe in tourism or something

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    styx Monday, November 21, 2016

    I dont think this will affect SK too much. Kpop is just a very minor part of the industry imo. Now if China would boycott cars, computers, phones and other electronics SK would feel it.

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