A member of K-pop supergroup BTS has spoken about South Korean artists’ struggle to perform in mainland China.
During an online livestream with fans, Suga made the rare acknowledgement that he “can’t perform in China“ as no Korean group can work in the country.
Korean media have attributed his comments to China’s unofficial “K-pop ban”, at a time of increasing tensions between the neighbouring nations.
Beijing has never recognised the restrictions in place since 2016.
K-pop acts have performed in China’s Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau – but not on the mainland.