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Broadcasting Stations Struggle To Survive From Chinas Ban On Korean Cultural Content
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Broadcasting Stations Struggle To Survive From Chinas Ban On Korean Cultural Content

Broadcasting stations are going through difficult times. Due to the ongoing influence of Chinas ban on Korean cultural content, companies are working to reduce production costs, which involvesĀ the cancelation of daily dramas and the use of mid-episode ads.

SBS daily drama Would You Like a Taste? (tentative title) was scheduled to go into filming after Love Is Drop by Drop, but it suddenly foundered last month. The SBS drama department then went on to discontinue daily dramas all together, explaining, Issues like the reduction of the advertisement market and an increase in production costs has led us to make more effective use of our resources. There are rumors that MBC will also discontinue their late night daily dramas starting next year.

Korean High School Kid Gets Tasered After Trying To Fight A Cop
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Korean High School Kid Gets Tasered After Trying To Fight A Cop

A Korean high school student was tasered after trying to fight a cop, and uploaded a lengthy post expressing his resentment.

Video footage shows cops head-locking the student as he continued to talk back to them and push them.

Police received a complaint about a group of high school students loitering at a local park in Osan in the middle of the night, by smoking, drinking alcohol, cursing, and shouting.

The student demands the police to let go of him, but police tell him to stay still.

BTS Not Keen On Shifting To US Market, Says Korean Language Is How They Communicate Best
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BTS Not Keen On Shifting To US Market, Says Korean Language Is How They Communicate Best

While the door has blasted wide open for BTS to enter the US market with their Billboard Music Awards win for Top Social Artist, it seems that the Bangtan Boys are not keen on shifting their focus from their fans in Korea. When asked what their plans are for entering the US market, BTS leader Rap Monster was quite candid in his answer.

"Since we're Korean singers, we look the best when singing in Korean. If you think about, it's unbelievable that we won a Billboard award," Rap Monster said about BTS' recent accomplishment, SBS Pop Asia reported. He added that the Korean language is the best way they know to communicate their message and their music. "Going back to our debut in 2013, winning a Billboard award was something we never could've even dreamed of."

Why BTS Won't Enter US Market For The Sake Of Korean Nationalism
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Why BTS Won't Enter US Market For The Sake Of Korean Nationalism

BTS has recently achieved another big milestone in their career as they have won the Top Social Artist Award at the recently held Billboard Music Awards night. After the event, the K-pop boy group went through a press conference located at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul.

This was also the place where they had celebrated their triumph together with their fans. In the press conference, the media took the opportunity to ask the group a lot of questions, mostly concerning their future plans in their career. And with it, the group gracefully answered in a modest and optimistic way.

Super Junior's Heechul & AOA's Seolhyun try a Korean 'PPAP' parody for new 'G Market' CFs!
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Super Junior's Heechul & AOA's Seolhyun try a Korean 'PPAP' parody for new 'G Market' CFs!

Super Junior's Heechul and AOA's Seolhyun, currently the endorsement models for supermarket brand 'G Market', invited shoppers with all types of needs in their new CFs!

The two new CFs promote 'G-Market's Chuseok special deals, as well as their 'Golden Week' sales event, coming up in September and October. Heechul and Seolhyun go for a distinctly Korean version parody of the famous "PPAP" beat, with Seolhyun dressing up in traditional hanbok for upcoming Chuseok, and the two replacing the lyrics with all the items available for shoppers at 'G Market'.