Being wary of the tensions is understandable but you can't pass up on the largest market in Asia or the world just because of it. Otherwise, you limit yourself. I think both Korea and India have tensions with China too but the Koreans are still attacking the Chinese market in spite of the Hallyu ban. WayV and Boy Story. GIdle and Nature debuted with Chinese members. Bollywood films made hundreds of millions in the Chinese box office. The ones whom the Chinese government make use for propaganda are Chinese (they consider Taiwanese and Hong Kongers Chinese.) I have not heard of any foreigner idol being forced to make those statements. Yoona, Krystal and Jennifer are huge in China with CF deals, dramas, movies and stores. I have not heard them forced to make a stand on THAAD for example. If we lock ourselves out of the Chinese market we never approach Korea. In fact we will continue to fall behind Thailand. For example, Chaoyue of the Rocket Girls is trending and being praised for her acting in a new drama ProjectS. The series is number one on Weibo's drama list and it is a remake of an original Thai series where the original Thai stars are making appearances. Chinese are raving about attractive the Thais are again. So Thais are becoming interwoven with C-entertainment and it will have impact on Korea (and Japan) as well. The disconcerting thing is we are far closer culturally to China and Korea than Thailand.