Trade spat sees K-pop caught in the middle

Music Aug 14, 2019

Trade spat sees K-pop caught in the middle

by Patrick St. Michel

The Japanese debut performance of Korean pop group Stray Kids planned for next month should be an unquestionably good thing. The fledgling male outfit has been gaining steam since emerging in 2017, with its nine members having already played shows in Southeast Asia, Australia, ...

Samsung embroiled in 'One China' row after K-pop star pulls out

Asia Pacific Aug 14, 2019

Samsung embroiled in 'One China' row after K-pop star pulls out

The world's No. 1 smartphone-maker Samsung Electronics Co. became the latest global brand to face criticism Wednesday for damaging China's "territorial integrity," with a Chinese K-pop star ending an endorsement contract. The row broke out after Chinese viewers noticed that the South Korean tech giant ...