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EXO’s Nanjing concert put on hold

Son Ji-hyoung

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

 /  Wed, December 7, 2016  /  07:01 pm
EXO’s Nanjing concert put on hold

K-pop boy group EXO during their 'EXO PLANET # 3 - The EXO’rDIUM - in TAIPEI' concert. The group's plan to hold a concert in Nanjing, China is currently on hold. (EXO's official Vyrl/File)

Boy band EXO’s plan to hold a concert in Nanjing, China is currently on hold, merely 10 days before the event is set to take place.

“The local organizer sent a request to rearrange the schedule (for the upcoming concert)” a source from S.M. Entertainment told media Wednesday. “We are discussing a fresh date.”

The Nanjing gig was slated to be held at Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium on Dec. 17.

(Read also: Shinhwa to release vinyl of 18th anniversary concert)

This comes in line with China‘s recent move to impose a ban on Korean celebrities’ activities in the country. At least 40 Hallyu stars have been banned from TV appearances, while more than 50 Korean TV programs could not be aired, starting September.

The nine member boy band is currently on tour in Japan, which kicked off with Tokyo on Nov. 30. The band will perform in Osaka to from Friday to Sunday.

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This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post