Most anticipated Hallyu stars of 2017 in China

By Rumy Doo
  • Published : Dec 21, 2016 - 17:44
  • Updated : Dec 21, 2016 - 17:44

Korean celebrities Kim Soo-hyun, Jun Ji-hyun, Song Joong-ki and Yoona were selected as Hallyu stars to look out for in 2017 in a survey conducted by Chinese media outlets.

In a joint survey by Chinese newspaper People’s Daily and Korea’s Customers Council, an additional 10 Hallyu stars, including boy bands EXO, Big Bang and NCT Dream, were picked as the most anticipated stars of 2017. Some 307,520 people participated in the survey.

Actor Song Joong-ki (Blossom Entertainment)

Actor Kim Soo-hyun (Keyeast Entertainment)

Actors Kim Soo-hyun, Jun Ji-hyun and Song Joong-ki gained fame in China through pan-Asian hit dramas “My Love from the Star” and “Descendants of the Sun,” the Customers Council said.

“Despite the strong anti-Hallyu measures recently taken by the Chinese government, the Chinese public’s interest in Hallyu stars has not died down,” said Jeon Jae-ho, head of the council.

By Rumy Doo (doo@heraldcorp.com)