The Official AKB48 Team SH & Team TP Thread AKB48 China is a next project that’ll be seen as AKS 2nd attempt at Chinese expansion. Instead of making a traditional sister group, they’ll make teams per area in China. Starting with Team SH, which is a team based in Shanghai. AKB48 Team TP formerly known as TPE48, is a Taiwanese idol girl group and the fourth international sister group of AKB48, after Indonesia's JKT48, China's SNH48 (currently replaced by AKB48 Team SH), Thailand's BNK48 and Philippines' MNL48 . The group is named after Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan.