Korea’s special forces spotlighted in China amid ‘Descendants of the Sun’ drama fever

Chinese searches for mega-hit South Korean TV series hit 1 billion

(From Yonhap)

South Korea’s special forces received the spotlight from a Chinese state-run newspaper on Wednesday amid the growing popularity of a hit TV drama about an Army captain who falls in love with a female doctor.

South Korean special forces soldiers in scene from Descendants of the Sun

South Korean special forces soldiers in scene from Descendants of the Sun

With China’s love affair with the KBS TV drama, “Descendants of the Sun,” reaching a frenzy, the Global Times newspaper carried an article that showcased troops belonging to Seoul’s Special Warfare Command.

The TV soap opera, which features the story of a romance between a sharp-looking Army captain and a female doctor in the fictional war-torn country named Uruk, has been aired in both South Korea and China since late last month.

The TV show hit a cumulative 1 billion searches on IQiyi.com Inc., the video-streaming website of Baidu, China’s top search engine, in the middle of this month. Read more

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