so I saw this idea being put out there on another plateform and I actually found it to be very interesting.
What is CHINA48?
CHINA48 is basically the 48 groups based in China (of course) with it's most well known group being SNH48 in Shanghai. Now unlike the other known overseas 48 groups of AKB48, SNH48 was an actual sister group of AKB48 but due to a legal issue with AKS (AKB48's company) SNH48 went to court and was allowed to succeed from the 48 Groups.
Note: the "legal issue" was pretty dumb and hypocritical. SNH48 wanted to have their own sister group within the country but AKS wouldn't let it happen so SNH48 did it anyway
but just this year AKS allowed BNK48 (Thailand) to have their own sister group in CGM48....... literally wasted money over a dumb choice
currently CHINA48 consist of the following:
AKB48 Team SH*
they aren't apart of CHINA48, but are affiliated with the 48 Group
I think right is not a good time for a number of reasons. Mnet is under fire for their obvious rigging of final lineups, SK and China's beef goes just as far as SK and Japan, and obviously China and Hong Kong is really not in any way gonna be peaceful enough for this to go without notice politically.
but putting all that aside, PRODUCE48 coming back with just the CHINA48 group would be beneficial to both sides like the JAPAN48 groups.
CKG48 actually was a new group when it was announced just like SHY48 but after a while they were both disbanded and later that same year CKG48 was given another chance and revive. Not to mention it gives us a whole new group of kids compared to AKB48 since China is very domestic with their entertainment.
It's like a regular season of Produce, seeing trainees we never met before so I'm actually for this espeically if it gives CHINA48 more confidence to expand within the country (because SHY48 looked so damn promising imo)
also this could at least do something with the relations at least among the kids and even the viewers when it comes to cultural differences.
(except for Team SH, screw them I heard they agreed to support China with the Hong Kong protests which is obviously AKS using the group for alt right support so I could care less for them -_-)
Anyway, what do yall think?