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BTS Symbolizes Cross-border Pop Culture in New Media Era

BTS Symbolizes Cross-border Pop Culture in New Media Era

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The sensational global ascent of K-pop band BTS has brought to the fore the emergence of a new breed of globally connected, dedicated fans as represented by ARMY, the group’s fandom. Powered by the connectivity of the internet and social network services, ARMY engages in organized transnational operations to [...]

S. Korea to Launch Civilian-gov’t Body to Boost Hallyu

S. Korea to Launch Civilian-gov’t Body to Boost Hallyu

SEOUL, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The government said Thursday it will launch a task force with civilian experts to devise better strategies to help promote the Asianwide boom of South Korean pop culture. The “hallyu planning body” will be composed of officials from six relevant government agencies, three major TV networks — KBS, MBC [...]