Seventeen’s Jun, The8 to work in China until December

Seventeen’s Jun (left) and The8 (Instagram)

The two Chinese members of K-pop boy band Seventeen will be in China until December to focus on their activities.

Pledis Entertainment announced on Sept. 1 that Seventeen’s Jun and The8 will be in China from September to December.

“Our company provides full support for both the group and individual activities of Seventeen. We plan the Korean and international activities of our members by exploring a wide range of opportunities for the members to take part in, striving to ensure that the artist can enjoy their full potential as close to our fans as possible,” it said.

According to Pledis, “As a part of these efforts, Seventeen members Jun and The8 will focus on their activities in China from September to December.”

“They will resume their work in China that had been postponed by COVID-19, and spend time with their families after having been forced to stay apart from them for a considerable amount of time due to the pandemic,” the agency added.

Pledis said, “As moving across countries and regions currently demands excessive time and effort due to the severe challenges posed by the current situation on international and regional travel as well as the requirement for self quarantine, and having discussed the situation with the members of Seventeen, Jun and The8 will continue their activities in China for the time being.”

During the absence of Jun and The8, “Seventeen will engage in their promotions in Korea with 11 members.”

“We ask for your generous understanding, and please stay tuned for the diverse activities of Seventeen both in Korea and abroad during the second half of this year,” said Pledis.