A fan of K-pop group BTS stands against a backdrop featuring an image of the band members as they arrive for the final concert of their world tour at the Olympic stadium in Seoul on October 29, 2019. The tour drew a total audience of more than 2 million at 62 shows in 23 cities, according to Big Hit Entertainment. Photo: AFP
A fan of K-pop group BTS stands against a backdrop featuring an image of the band members as they arrive for the final concert of their world tour at the Olympic stadium in Seoul on October 29, 2019. The tour drew a total audience of more than 2 million at 62 shows in 23 cities, according to Big Hit Entertainment. Photo: AFP
Regina Ip
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Regina Ip

Can Hong Kong’s government replicate the ‘Korean wave’? It’s unlikely

  • Former chief executive Leung Chun-ying has revived his proposal for a culture bureau. However, the government’s track record of nurturing new industries is dismal, with Hong Kong entertainment success stories having developed more organically

A fan of K-pop group BTS stands against a backdrop featuring an image of the band members as they arrive for the final concert of their world tour at the Olympic stadium in Seoul on October 29, 2019. The tour drew a total audience of more than 2 million at 62 shows in 23 cities, according to Big Hit Entertainment. Photo: AFP
A fan of K-pop group BTS stands against a backdrop featuring an image of the band members as they arrive for the final concert of their world tour at the Olympic stadium in Seoul on October 29, 2019. The tour drew a total audience of more than 2 million at 62 shows in 23 cities, according to Big Hit Entertainment. Photo: AFP
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