The BTS‘s speech for the Van Fleet Award getting critized from Chinese netizens. As result, the Baidu fan bars halt bulk pre-orders of their upcoming album, MENJADI, there were also rumors that all BTS goods and products would be prevented from export into China.
As cited News24xx.com from JTBC News, although Chinese representatives and officials have not spoken up on the matter of preventing import of BTS goods, but it has been confirmed that there is indeed some form of block going on.
Sebagai informasi, on Weibo, photos of BTS goods being stacked up in the warehouse unable to be delivered, were circulated.
JTBC News confirmed with a local Korean overseas parcel dispatch service, they were still are not able to send BTS related goods to China. The Korean parcel service claims that parcels are checked at the borders by Chinese postal crew, who refuse entry to such parcels.
But the refusal of BTS goods is related to China’s import law number 161, under the 4th clause.
Goods that slander or place China at a disadvantage are prohibited from import, as are goods that may cause disorder between Chinese people, and BTS goods now fall under that category.
What is alarming is that other K-Pop celebrity goods may be affected as well if the situation continues.
Saat ini, Chinese officials have yet to speak up about import regulations on the matter of BTS goods and products.