The logo, rules, and concept of 'The Rap of China' is the exact same as the Korean competition series. However, it's revealed that 'The Rap of China' did not officially purchase the copyrights.
Production company CJ E&M spoke up about the plagiarism on July 26, and stated to TV Report, "iQIYI's 'The Rap of China' did not officially purchase the rights to the content. It's unfortunate how they're broadcasting a similar program without going through the proper procedures."
'The Rap of China' has been broadcasting on a major Chinese online platform since June 24. Former EXO member Kris is on the show as one of the judges.
Recently, a new Chinese show by Hunan TV was also under fire for blatantly copying tvN's 'Yoon's Kitchen'. Netizens are expressing anger at China's continuous plagiarism.
Comments of anger stated, "Crazy Chinese.. All they would ever do is copy", "Having 10 billion in population is useless when the ethnicity itself is savage", "They should be embarrassed", "Nation of fakes", "They wouldn't have anything to watch on TV if it weren't for Korea", "Seriously, stop copying."