Despite the increase of China’s prohibition orders on Korean cultural contents, Chinese fans are still showing heated interests toward Korean stars.
People’s Daily China, which is one of the world’s top 10 press, and Korea Consumer Forum conducted a consumer research in the China to determine the celebrities that are predicted to shine in 2017.
According to the an online survey conducted from December 2nd to December 8th, Kim Soo Hyun, Jun Ji Hyun, Song Joong Ki, Kim Hee Chul, Yoon A, Big Bang, EXO, Red Velvet, NCT Dream and NCT 127 were selected as the 10 stars to shine in 2017. A total of 207, 520 Chinese participated in the survey.
The popularity of K-Dramas contributed to the selection of actors like Kim Soo hyun, Jun Ji hyun and Song Joong Ki for two years in a row. Yoon A and Kim Hee Chul succeeded in appearing in the list for the first time after their activities in China. By appearing in the top 10 list, Big Bang, EXO, Red Velvet, NCT DREAM and NCT127 proved that they are the leading K-POP artists in the industry.