K-Drama Weekly Update: 06-07-18

One of Korea’s largest entertainment management companies, JYP, has just created their first Chinese boy band, expanding their reach into the large Chinese entertainment industry. The new group, Boy Story, is made up of six Chinese teens between the ages of 11 and 14. The teens were hand-picked by Park Jin Young, the founder of JYP. JYP China, who will manage the new group, is a partnership between JYP and Tencent Music Entertainment, a Chinese online entertainment company. K-pop has been tremendously popular in neighboring countries Japan and China. Many of the K-pop groups incorporate members from Japan and China to add to the international appeal and for marketing purposes.