All posts tagged "hallyu"

  • Actor Lee Min-ho poses after performing at CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala in this Jan. 30 file photo. He was the first Korean entertainer to make an appearance in the popular holiday program. In the wake of “The Heirs,” Lee has been zigzagging across major cities in China to meet with his fans. 
(Korea Times file)
    Lee Min-ho named No.1 Korean actor in China

    By Chung Ah-young Hallyu heartthrob Lee Min-ho has been selected as the most popular Korean actor in a recent survey conducted in China. The actor garnered some 510,764 votes or 37 percent among a total of 1.35...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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  • Jun Ji-hyun. (Courtesy of SBS)
    Whatever Jun Ji-hyun eats

    Chinese fried chicken businesses saved by Jun AI (avian influenza) has hit the poultry business in China, at least its fried chicken restaurants. But it was saved by hallyu (Korean wave) beauty Jun Ji-hyun’s line “When it...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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    Korean dramas find new market in Central, South Americas

      By Chung Ah-young Korean television dramas know no boundaries in garnering popularity. From Asia to the Middle East, and now to the Central and South Americas, the dramas continue to attract new audiences. A limited number...

    • Posted February 10, 2014
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  • This scene from "The Bourne Legacy" was filmed at subway stations in the Gangnam area, southern Seoul. (Korea Times file)
    Korea emerges as film location spot

    Hallyu boom, incentives attract foreign filmmakers By Chung Ah-young When Hollywood spy movie “The Bourne Legacy” starring Jeremy Renner was released in 2012, Korean moviegoers quickly recognized subway stations used as locations in the Gangnam area, southern...

    • Posted January 23, 2014
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  • A poster for “The Heirs”
    No ‘what-ifs’ for Lee Min-ho

    Hallyu’s next-generation actor expects busy 2014 By Kim Ji-soo For an actor to take on a seemingly reprising role that launched him into stardom must have been a risky and weary decision, one that could easily prompt...

    • Posted January 13, 2014
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    America tops the list with 464 ‘Hallyu’ fan clubs

    The biggest fan growth is in Africa and the Middle East, according to Korea Foundation  By Park Jin-hai “Hallyu” or the Korean wave is up and running despite some concerns to the contrary, with its global fan...

    • Posted January 9, 2014
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  • Korean Reality Show "Where Are We Going, Dad?" has been nominated for a Kids Emmy (Courtesy of MBC)
    Korean TV inspires Chinese shows

    By Chung Ah-young The Korean Wave or “hallyu” is providing the basis for new television show content, particularly in China. The Chinese version of Korean reality show “Where Are We Going, Dad?” from MBC is drawing the...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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