The Beijing government is shown to have strengthened restrictions on activities by South Korean entertainers in China in retaliation for Seoul's push to host U.S. THAAD missile interceptors.
According to the Chinese Culture Ministry's Web site on Tuesday, no South Korean stars have been granted permission to perform in China since October.
A source in Beijing said that there has been no performance by South Korean stars in China since last month, adding that it is partly because fewer South Korean entertainers apply for the opportunity amid the restrictive atmosphere. But the source explained that it is largely due to the Chinese government's refusal to give permission.
China began to introduce anti-hallyu regulations after South Korea announced in July its decision to deploy the THAAD system.
Source: KBS World Radio