Lee Soo Man and NCT 127 both won commendable awards at the recent 2018 Korea-China Management Awards.
On June 28, 2018, Lee Soo Man and NCT’s Winwin and Taeyong attended the event, which was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Federation of Korean Industries Hall in Yeouido, Seoul.
Lee Soo Man won the “Best Manager Award” for his contributions to the globalization of the Korean culture as well as his rapid success in the K-Pop industry and NCT 127 won the “Asia Rising Star Award” in recognition for their activities and popularity in China.
Lee Soo Man stated the importance of collaboration between Korea and China as well as some of his plans for the development of their relations in his acceptance speech.
“We are focusing on creating synergy between our contents and celebrities and China, and leading not only the Asian market, but the international market through this synergy. Moreover, I am convinced that if Korea, China and other Asian countries combine their forces, we will be able to create a ‘cultural industry hub’ that creates global celebrities and contents and leads the industry trends. In this sense, I believe that cultural cooperation and convergence between Asian countries is our greatest priority. SM Entertainment seeks to create the world’s greatest Korean-Chinese cultural alliance.” ㅡ Lee Soo Man
He also mentioned something that has gotten fans extremely excited.
“I will take this award and do my best to strengthen the bridge between Korea and China and lead the Asian culture by entering the global market. NCT China, which consists of Chinese members, is also currently preparing for their debut so we ask that you continue to look forward to a more globally active NCT.” ㅡ Lee Soo Man
NCT China’s debut is apparently in progress! Since this exciting news was released, fans have not been able to contain their excitement!
cmon nct china!!!!
— renjun pics (@renjunpictures) June 28, 2018
YES PLS WE’RE ALL CRAVING FOR WINWIN’S LINES @NCTsmtown WE LOVE YOU
— soph loves isaac (@nctgalawxys) June 28, 2018
IM TRYING NOT TO SQUEAL IN KMART OMG MY BABIES YES!!!
— Woozi’s lil Bitch (@Sopeisreal96) June 28, 2018
— 잔디가아름답다 (@KhyCzennies) June 28, 2018
oof… yES IM READY. ITS TIME FOR KUN TO SHINE!!!
— Ness (@princeminhyung) June 28, 2018
Unfortunately, there were also many who were skeptical about how soon NCT China will be debuting as talks of their debut have apparently been around for awhile.
soo man be saying nct china coming since forever before we know it it's going to be the year 2019 and he's still going to be saying they're preparing and to be ready
— 7xkxkck (@reonjuins) June 28, 2018
Y'ALL KEPT NCT CHINA FROM US FOR A LONG TIME IF I DONT FUCKING GET MY NCT CHINA DEBUT BY NEXT MONTH WITH A FULL ALBUM AND WINWIN AS THE CENTER IM GONNA SUE AND BITCHSLAP THE SHIT OUT OF U @SMTOWNGLOBAL pic.twitter.com/VpL3XVMGpw
— bri | markhyuck supremacist (@woosakaprince) June 28, 2018
Preparing can take a long time yeah sm after that i'll wait for new gg.
— 달탤 (@Okaypath) June 28, 2018
but lee sooman sir WHEN is that nct china debut pic.twitter.com/CUrqmMHnoy
— s/h | (@yestodav) June 28, 2018
Nonetheless, NCT China’s debut definitely is worth being excited about since Lee Soo Man broke the news himself! Stay tuned for updates!