China imposed censorship on K-pop education, targeting at BTS

[Reporter Lee Da-gyeom, Daily Economy Star Today]

It was reported that the contents of the group BTS were censored in a lecture at a local university in China.

According to the Hong Kong South China Morning Post (SCMP) on the 16th, Jeong Ah-reum (37), a Korean assistant professor at the Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute (SCUPI) co-founded by Sichuan University in China and the University of Pittsburgh in the United States I was going to give a lecture on power. However, after being told by the school authorities to delete the part related to BTS, he refused the lecture.

Last month, BTS won the ‘Van Fleet Award’ in recognition of their contributions to promoting friendly relations between Korea and the United States at the Korea Society’s annual event, a non-profit foundation for friendship between Korea and the United States.

At the time, BTS leader RM said, “This year is particularly significant as it marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War. We are the history of the hardships that the two countries (Korea and the United States) suffered together and the sacrifices of numerous men and women. You must remember forever.”

However, some Chinese netizens expressed anger at RM’s remark. RM’s reference to ‘two countries’ means only Korea and the United States, claiming that they ignored the noble sacrifices of Chinese soldiers during the Korean War.

Since then, the Chinese government drew a line saying that the controversy has nothing to do with the official position of the country, but reports that a censorship related to BTS is being conducted in a lecture at a local university is drawing attention again.

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