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BTS' success huge win for Asia as well as South Korea

K-pop boy band BTS is extremely popular in their home country, and in London as well. Watching some clips of BTS's first Wembley Stadium concerts over the weekend, I could feel the enthusiasm and excitement of the 60,000 fans at the venue through my laptop screen.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/3 17:06:33

Chinese fans band together to promote S.Korean star Oh Se-hun

If you find yourself traveling on South Korean airline T'way this summer, there is a chance you may find yourself on a very special plane, one decorated inside and out with photos of K-pop star Oh Se-hun.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 18:13:40

Streaming giant iQiyi's music competition 'The Big Band' highlights spirit of Chinese rock

Debuting in 1989, Chinese rock'n'roll pioneers The Face are regarded as representative figures in the music genre in China. When lead singer Chen Hui cried out "We are The Face" on iQiyi's music program The Big Band to the heavy beat of drums on Saturday, they clearly demonstrated why they earned their unique standing as a strong and distinguished rock band.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 18:03:41

Exploring the culture around the British art of soccer rallying cries

Whether Liverpool are winning or losing a minute from time in Saturday's Champions League final with Tottenham Hotspur a rendition of their emotive song "You'll Never Walk Alone" will reverberate round the stadium in Madrid.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/29 17:13:41

China-ASEAN music week strikes notes in Nanning

The China-ASEAN Music Week 2019 kicked off Tuesday night in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/29 14:19:44

Jazz enjoying a comeback in major metropolises in China

A young girl swayed to the music while sitting at her seat in the front row of the small live house hidden in a Beijing alleyway. The venue was packed with Chinese and foreigners who had come to listen to this band from Chile give a performance of a genre that has been enjoying something of a comeback in China: jazz.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/28 18:13:40

Chinese chime bells melodies to charm NYC

A concert featuring the ancient Chinese instrument Bianzhong, or chime bells, will be staged at New York City's Carnegie Hall, offering the audience a unique musical experience that dates back several thousands years.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/28 7:21:45

Chinese music festival to celebrate China-US friendship in Chicago

A Chinese music festival will be held at the Chicago Symphony Center in downtown Chicago on September 22.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/27 17:38:40

Young musician Zhou Xuan stages 'People's Wish' concert

Chinese singer Zhou Xuan performed a concert at the Minzu Culture Palace Theater in Beijing on Thursday to pay tribute to the people of China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 17:58:40

Olympic opera

On the eve of every performance, Riccardo Massi goes silent, not uttering a single word all day. It's part of the Italian tenor's strict regimen to preserve his instrument - his vocal cords.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/26 17:48:39

Romeo & Julia Kören ensemble brings 'Macbeth' to Beijing

Shakespeare's classical play Macbeth will be performed as musical by the Romeo & Julia Kören ensemble at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing on June 13-14.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 14:58:39

Chinese fans weigh in on the rising international popularity of K-pop groups like BTS

According to a May 13 report by the Asia News Network, due improved diplomatic relations between China and South Korea, the K-pop industry and other related industries have recovered to levels before 2016, which means that China is one of the biggest markets for K-pop. However, many popular K-pop bands are still expanding their influence not only in China but also in other Asian countries as well as the rest of the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 18:23:40

Chinese BTS fans set record for largest mass purchase of albums by a single fan club

A Chinese Baidu fan club for K-pop idol V, a member of South Korean boy band BTS, set a record for the largest mass purchase made by a single fan club in China by buying 162,400 copies of BTS' album Map of the Soul: Persona. The record, a purchase of 161,000 copies of the album, was previously held by Chinese Baidu fan club for BTS member Jungkook.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 18:43:40

Chinese musician Tan Dun looks to music to send a message of friendship to the US

The US' Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra performed two works by renowned Chinese composer Tan Dun at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Friday and Saturday night.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/20 18:28:40

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra brings 'sound of Czechia' to Beijing

The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the Poly Theater in Beijing on Sunday night, completing the fifth leg of their seven-city tour of China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/20 18:23:40

Netherlands wins Eurovision as Madonna dancers spark flag controversy

The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision song contest early Sunday at a show in the seaside Israeli city of Tel Aviv that featured a performance from Madonna, plenty of glitz and some controversy.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/19 17:13:39

The Netherlands wins 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with singer Duncan Laurence's performance on Saturday, the first triumph the country has had since 1975.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/19 15:00:18

Can Chinese boy band WayV follow in the footsteps of South Korea's BTS?

An article published by Asia News Network on Monday stated that the balance of payments (BOP) surplus for South Korea's K-pop related business has recovered to levels seen before the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) installation in 2016. The article noted that improved China-South Korea diplomatic relations and the recent massive success of K-pop boy group BTS worldwide contributed to the recovery.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 19:08:40