China is the sixth largest music market in the world and one of the most important markets for K-Pop. There are several K-Pop bands that promote in China and even have Chinese members. Although K-pop was banned in China for various reasons, many Chinese citizens are in South Korea as members of K-pop groups. There are many Chinese members in groups of all generations. K-pop is now in the era of the fourth generation, where there are only a few groups that do not have foreign members. Here are some of the active Chinese K-pop idols of this generation.
Born in Beijing, China in 1999, Song Yuqi is a vocalist, dancer, lyricist and composer of the group (G)I-DLE. She was cast in the seventh season of the Chinese variety show ‘Keep Running’ in 2019. Yuqi debuted as a solo artist in 2021 with her debut single, ‘A Page’. He also participated in the theme of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Wang Mengyu, popularly known by her stage name Aurora, is a member of the K-pop girl group NATURE. He was born in Xi’an, Mainland China in 1997. He was a contestant on the Chinese survival show “Youth With You 2”. Aurora also acted in the Chinese drama “World of Honor” and the Korean web drama “International Student Haha Introduction”.
Wang Yiren is a singer of the K-Pop girl group EVERGLOW who was born in Hangzhou, China in 2000. She is the youngest member of the group. She participated as a contestant on the survival reality show “Produce 48”, but was eliminated in the eleventh episode. Yiren made his solo debut in China with his digital single “Call Call” in 2022.
Ning Yizhuo, popularly known by her stage name Ningning, is the lead vocalist of SM Entertainment’s K-pop girl group aespa. She was born in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China in 2002. She is the youngest member of the group. Ningning was revealed as the third member. Even before his debut, he sang OST for the MBC animated series “Shining Star”.
Shen Xiaoting is a member of the rookie girl group Kep1er who was born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China in 1999. Kep1er was formed through the survival show “Girls Planet 999. She was previously on the survival show “Produce Camp 2020”, but was eliminated. He finished ninth in “Girls Planet 999”.
Chinese rapper Wu Rini, often known as Ginny, was born in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China in 1998. She is a member of the South Korean girl group SKYLE. She was also a pre-debut member of the girl group DMZA. She learned rhythmic gymnastics and also participated in various competitions in China.
Sun Hengyu, popularly known by his stage name U, is the only Chinese member of rookie boy group BLANK2Y. He was born in China in 2001. He was revealed as the sixth member of the boy group. He is fluent in Chinese and Korean and also has some knowledge of Japanese and English.
Raots is the stage name of Ren Yuchen, who is a vocalist of Starweave Entertainment’s rookie boy group JWiiver. He is the only member of the group who is Chinese. He was born in 2000. He can speak Chinese, Korean and English. He participated as a contestant in the Chinese audition program “Next Generation Star”.
Several K-Pop groups have numerous other Chinese members in addition to these nine Chinese idols. Who is your favorite idol from China? Let us know in the comments section below.