Four weeks ago, when Bayern Munich historically won the Champions League in Lisbon after winning all 11 matches, its Chinese fans were still riled by the club’s endeavors to collaborate with two members of Teens in Times, a Chinese boy band.
During the end of February, a firestorm ignited at the intersection of cultural and entertainment circles. Xiao Zhan became the center of heated discussion on social media.
2018 might not be the best year for a lot of things, but so far, it has been a blessing for one industry in China: Idol-making. It all started with two shows.