Following Song Hye-kyo’s “The Glory”, Han Hyo-joo’s “Moving” is suffering losses due to Chinese people
Recently, Disney+’s “Moving” appears to be illegally distributed in China.
As of now, on China’s social media platform Douban, “Moving” has an impressive rating of 8.8 (out of 10), with over 38,000 reviews.
Since global OTT platforms like Disney+ and Netflix are not officially available in China, it is highly likely that Chinese viewers watched Korean contents through various illegal means.
This is not the first time that illegal distribution of Korean contents in China has caused controversy.
Netflix’s “Squid Game”, “Narco-Saints” and ENA’s “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” were also illegally streamed in China.
In particular, when Netflix’s “The Glory” Part 2 was released in March, the server of China’s illegal Korean content distribution site “Hanjuwang” crashed.
In response to China’s repeated “viewing theft” incidents, Professor Seo Kyoung-duk of Sungshin Women’s University made a statement on his personal SNS account on Sep 20th.
Professor Seo said, “Illegal distribution of Korean contents in China has become commonplace, but (China) does not feel any shame.” He emphasized that now is the time for the Chinese government to take active measures.
He emphasized, “During the Beijing Winter Olympics last year, the Chinese authorities conducted strict crackdowns to protect intellectual property rights related to the mascot ‘Bing Dwen Dwen’. China should learn to respect other countries’ cultures first and must show it through actions.“