All Korean activities to be restricted in China from September 1, 2016
Due to political tensions between China and South-Korea, Chinese authorities have restricted all Korean activities. This means less Korean idols and actors to appear in Chinese TV drama’s, movies, variety shows, endorsements, etc. This also means Korean drama’s and movies may not be aired in China.
Future Korean drama’s could be affected by this decision. Everybody knows that Chinese TV stations and video sites pay a lot of money for the broadcasting rights of Korean drama’s, we are usually talking about millions of US Dollars for the whole TV drama. If Korean TV drama’s can’t be aired in China, Korean TV drama production companies will lose that income. Even broadcasters and investors in these TV drama’s will suffer, because they have invested a lot of money in these TV drama’s or paid a lot of money for the broadcasting rights of these TV drama’s.
Chinese news media CCTV13 has reported that this decision will take effect starting from September 1, 2016. Uncontrollably Fond fanmeeting in China has already been canceled suddenly.
The question is now, will Korean drama’s Scarlet heart Ryeo and Saimdang the Herstory and all the upcoming Korean drama’s (for example, Legend of the blue sea) and movies be allowed to air in China?