China's state-run radio BTS Dynamite Broadcasting

The music video of the group BTS (BTS)'s hit song "Dinomite" gained global popularity, recording 700 million views in about four months after its release, surpassing even the Han Han Han-ryeong barrier in China.

Beijing Renmin Radio International Music Channel (Metro Radio), which is directly operated by Beijing, played BTS' dynamite on the 21st at 10:30 a.m.

Video contents such as BTS' concerts have been indirectly introduced through Weibo (Chinese version of Twitter) or illegal channels, but this is the first time that they have been broadcast by media affiliated with the Chinese government.

The cultural industry has expressed positive interpretation that Korea-China relations are on the mend, issuing a foreign-language edition of Com2us' flagship game "Summer's War" for the first time in about four years since Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Korea late last month.

An official from the cultural industry in China said, "BTS and related contents mean more than ordinary Korean Wave contents. Although the Korean government or related agencies have released BTS contents to the public at offline events hosted in China, it is the first time that BTS has appeared in Chinese state media."

The official said, "Just because BTS appeared in China's state media, it does not mean that the ban will be completely lifted," adding, "It is a positive sign, but we have to wait and see."

Metro Radio, which broadcasts BTS' dynamite, is an English-language music channel established on May 18, 2015, and has a large audience during rush hour.