NCT’s Winwin and Everglow’s Wang Yiren openly support “One China” policy amid rising tension with Taiwan 

Chinese K-pop idols showed their support for “One China” during US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan that has infuriated China. 

On August 3rd, NCT and WayV member Winwin posted a photo with the hashtag #One China on his official Weibo account. 

The photo posted by Winwin is a poster made by CCTV, a Chinese state-run broadcaster under the control of the Chinese Communist Party, which emphasizes the “one China” policy, with the small island of Taiwan drawn on top of the word “China” in Chinese characters.

The “One China” policy asserts that China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao are one that cannot be divided, and that China is the only legitimate government.

On the same day, another K-pop idol group member, Everglow’s Wang Yiren, also openly supported the “One China” policy by posting a poster made by CCTV on her Weibo. 

Back in January of this year, at Everglow’s fan signing event, Wang Yiren sparked a controversy and received criticism from Korean netizens for doing the Chinese-style greeting instead of the Korean-style big bow like the rest of the group. 

In addition, many Chinese celebrities who first debuted as K-pop idols such as EXO’s Lay, WJSN’s Cheng Xiao, former Miss A’s Jia, and former f(x)’s Victoria have also publicly supported the “One China” policy.

The majority of Korean fans react negatively to Chinese members of K-pop groups openly posting political messages despite being active in Korea. This is because such political messages could harm the entire group.

In July of last year, various Chinese idols shared posts related to China’s “Northeast Project” one after another, leading to heavy criticism from Korean fans. 

Source: insight

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