K-pop is a South Korean success story of music exports and glamour. But even the best-known artists like Psy, behind the hit Gangnam Style, can face unpredictable censorship by an array of TV networks and government agencies.
US politicians have a momentary truce, of sorts, but are still riding in opposite directions. Bakers are madly cross-breeding the croissant and donut in a giant race to have the least healthy food on earth. And South Korean police go Gangnam. Here are the stories we are following in today's Global Scan.
Fulbright scholar Jesse Appell went to China to study the tradition of Chinese stand-up comedy. But after he made a spoof video of Psy's megahit, "Gangnam Style" which he called "Laowai Style" he found himself at the center of his own comedy.
The "Gangnam Style" music video is now the most watched online video ever. But what most viewers don't know is that "Gangnam Style" is just the tip of the iceberg in a massive government-backed effort to export Korean pop, or K-pop, all over the globe.
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