Date: 9 January 2016
A South Korean company at the centre of a row about a flag waving pop
star says its website has been hacked.
JYP Entertainment represents 16-year-old Taiwanese pop star Chou Tzuyu, who recently made a video apologising for waving a Taiwanese flag on S Korean TV.
The company denied coercing her into saying sorry to appease angered Chinese audiences, a key market for JYP.
The row erupted on the eve of Taiwan’s election, which was won by pro-independence Tsai Ing-wen.
Taiwan has ruled itself since breaking away from mainland China in 1949 – but China sees the island as a breakaway province which it has threatened to take back by force if necessary. [FULL STORY]