K-pop is no longer just ‘Korean’ pop, but a global phenomenon reaching millions of fans worldwide. Here’s the story of a BTS fan from Malaysia.
Over the past 20 years, the South Korean musical industry has experienced explosive growth. But it has failed to develop artistically, depending on big-scale Western productions. The problem lies with local production companies that prioritize profit over quality, some say. But many industry insiders blame the fans.
South Korea's K-webtoons are gaining popularity in Southeast Asian countries, especially Thailand and Indonesia. Can titles like "I am Gangnam Beauty" and "Lookism" become as big a hit as K-pop in the region?
South Korean game giant Netmarble and K-pop phenomenon BTS have partnered up to create a new game titled BTS World. But this is not the first time local game companies have tapped into the vast popularity of K-pop...
Don't worry, it has nothing to do with the other N-word. What exactly is K-pop? Why is it so popular? Why is it often hated? Find out more in our 101.
Going to a noraebang and belting out a tune or two is a favorite pastime for South Koreans. Some companies, though, see an opportunity in elevating this mundane experience to a new level: helping Chinese tourists feel like a K-pop star for one day.
From providing the ultimate K-pop experience to offering Wechat pay, South Korean start-ups are eager to attract Chinese tourists.
Racism? The owner of "Blackies" said, “People shouldn’t scrutinize every little thing. Foreigners who complain have an inferiority complex.”