Actors Kim Soo-hyun and Lee Min-ho have made the list of the 10 most-anticipated K-pop stars of 2016 in China, an international survey showed Monday.
Others on the list are singer Kim Jong-kook, actor Lee Jong-suk, girl group 2NE1, actresses Jun Ji-hyun and Park Shin-hye, comedian Yoo Jae-suk, boy band BigBang and girl group miss A, in that order, the poll jointly conducted by the Customers Council in South Korea and the Chinese newspaper People's Daily showed.
More than 197,000 people participated in the survey from Nov. 23-30 by logging onto the People's Daily website.
"It seems the South Korean brand image has improved in China and more Chinese people trust in South Korean brands than before," a Customers Council official said. "Korean celebrities who had a successful 2015 also received more votes as the most anticipated stars in 2016." (Yonhap)