K-Pop

South Korea Allows K-Pop Bands to Postpone Military Service

The National Assembly of South Korea passed a law Tuesday that allows pop stars to defer mandatory military service up to age 30 if the nation’s culture minister deems them “significant contributors to the elevation of national reputation,” according to the news agency Yonhap.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Jimin, Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, V, Jin, and SUGA of the K-pop boy band BTS visit the "Today" Show at Rockefeller Plaza on February 21, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

China Declares War on K-Pop Superstars BTS over Pro-U.S. Remarks

Samsung removed products referring to the world’s most famous South Korean pop (K-pop) band Bangtan Sonyeondan (BTS), Chinese communist propaganda newspaper Global Times claimed on Sunday, after communists expressed outrage that the band applauded the relationship between South Korea and America.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 21: K-pop boy band BTS visit the SiriusXM Studios on February 21, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

K-Pop Stars to Tour North Korea

South Korean “K-Pop” stars will tour North Korea next month as Seoul continues attempts to soften relations between itself and the rogue communist state.

South Korean K-Pop singers to perform in North Korea

World View: China-North Korea Tensions High After Nuclear Test

Contents: North Korea’s explosion was probably not a ‘hydrogen bomb’; South Korea resumes broadcasting propaganda via loudspeakers; North Korea’s nuclear test revives memories of the 2010 Cheonan attack; China faces limited influence and high frustration dealing with North Korea

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Feds Deny Mistaking K-Pop Girl Band for Prostitutes

A South Korean girl band made waves this week when its management team said band members were detained and denied entry at Los Angeles International Airport because authorities believed they were prostitutes — but a federal official has since denied the claims, saying the group did not possess the proper visas to enter the United States.

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