South Korean entertainment company decided on Thursday night to cancel
all performances in China by a reportedly pro-Taiwan independence
teenage singer while denying allegations about her political stance.
JYP Entertainment, the company that represents Chou Tzu-yu - also known
as Tzuyu - claims it has never made any remarks relating to China’s
politics, said a statement issued via the company’s Sina Weibo account.
Tzuyu firmly upholds and respects one-China principle, said the
Tzuyu, a member of South Korean girl group TWICE, was accused of being
in favor of Taiwan independence by Huang An, a well-known singer and TV
host from Taiwan. Huang made the allegations on January 8 on his Weibo
account. He claimed that Tzuyu did not respond to Sanlih E-Television’s
portrayal of her as a supporter of Taiwan independence.
Several companies have also cancelled their cooperation with Tzuyu.
According to a post by Chinese telecom giant Huawei’s consumer business
group Chief Marketing Officer Zhang Xiaoyun on her Weibo account on
Tuesday, Huawei demanded that its South Korean marketing partner LG U+
stop cooperating with Tzuyu, claiming that her recent remarks are
seriously hurtful to the Chinese people.