Hallyu Ban in China Leaves Jun Ji Hyun replaced by Chinese Actress
Hyo Kyung Kim, Nov. 25, 2016, 8:09 a.m.
Jun Ji-hyun has reportedly been replaced by a Chinese actress on an advertisement campaign, following China’s alleged ban on Hallyu stars appearing on state-run TV. Jun was a model for a Chinese mobile phone brand, but the company has reportedly replaced her with Chinese actress Angelababy.
Jun signed with the company in October. Similarly, Song Joong-ki signed as a campaign model for another mobile phone brand earlier this year, but was later replaced by Taiwanese actor Eddie Peng.
China reportedly banned Korean TV dramas and commercials featuring K-pop stars on China’s state-run TV stations in retaliation against Korea’s decision to deploy a US advanced missile defense system here.