Chinese diplomats deny that comments by K-pop group BTS have caused friction between China and South Korea, or that Beijing imposed import restrictions on BTS-related products. Photo: AFP Chinese diplomats deny that comments by K-pop group BTS have caused friction between China and South Korea, or that Beijing imposed import restrictions on BTS-related products. Photo: AFP
Chinese diplomats deny that comments by K-pop group BTS have caused friction between China and South Korea, or that Beijing imposed import restrictions on BTS-related products. Photo: AFP

Beijing diplomats brush away K-pop Korean war controversy, saying relations are harmonious

  • Chinese foreign ministry denies there are import restrictions related to boy band BTS
  • The group experienced an online backlash over comments by singer RM that highlighted South Korea’s shared ‘history of pain’ with the US

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
Chinese diplomats deny that comments by K-pop group BTS have caused friction between China and South Korea, or that Beijing imposed import restrictions on BTS-related products. Photo: AFP Chinese diplomats deny that comments by K-pop group BTS have caused friction between China and South Korea, or that Beijing imposed import restrictions on BTS-related products. Photo: AFP
Chinese diplomats deny that comments by K-pop group BTS have caused friction between China and South Korea, or that Beijing imposed import restrictions on BTS-related products. Photo: AFP
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