Lee Min Ho’s Chinese Debut Postponed Until December
Sorry Lee Min Ho fans. You′re going to have to wait a little bit longer to see Lee promoting in China - the new hallyu star has pushed back the date of his official debut in China by over three months, in order to prepare more.
Lee received many requests from the Chinese-speaking world as soon as SBS’s City Hunter wrapped up in the country in August, but he put off his official visit to China until December.
Lee visited China in September to shoot an advertorial and promote, but left local fans wanting more, as it was a short trip strictly for advertising promotions, not to meet fans and talk about an actual debut.
A representative from Lee’s agency Starhaus Entertainment stated, “We have to prepare [for his debut in China] in various ways since people in the Chinese-speaking world are showing their enthusiastic interest in Lee. We think his visit should be designed for interactive and amicable fan meeting, not as a chance to make profit. To this end, Lee is preparing himself, by improving singing skills, learning about Chinese culture and studying Chinese. Further, he is planning for charity activities in which his fans can participate. That’s why it’s taking a longer time.”
Lee’s fan meeting will kick off in Shanghai on December 1 and go on to Nanjing on December 3, Beijing (December 5), and Xiamen (December 7).
On Weibo, China′s Twitter equivalent, the number of Lee’s fans reached a 2 million-mark.
Lee posted his message along with his photo on his Weibo on November 6, “I’ve got already these many friends on Weibo. Thank you for your affection. Your writings to apply for our events are funnier and easier to understand since there are pictures as well. We’ll see in December.”
Lee has been treating as an A-list hallyu star in the Chinese advertisement industry as he signed a deal with Hyundai, China and an exclusive contract with China’s largest casual wear brand, Semir.
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