Chinese dramas gaining viewership in the Philippines

LOU Yunxi and Bai Lu in ‘Love is Sweet.’

The quarantine imposed on most countries worldwide to help stop the spread of Covid-19 has had a positive effect on Asian entertainment fare.

This is apparent among the millions of viewers hooked on Korean drama series and movies. The worldwide K-Drama craze has encouraged other Asian countries to produce their own content.

China, for instance, has a number of shows available for streaming on or the iQYI international app.

At a video conference with iQYI International executives, it was mentioned that Chinese drama content has been drawing a good following in the Philippines.

IDOL-TURNED-ACTOR Park Ji Hoon headlines the K-Drama ‘Love Revolution.’

“As they discover more of our C-Drama content, the feedback we are getting is that the storytelling evokes similar feels to K-drama’s favorites,” iQYI Philippines country manager Sherwin de la Cruz said.

He added that this is a good way to showcase Chinese life and culture.


DARREN Chen and Sebrina Chen find love on the skating rink on ‘My Unicorn Girl.’

In 2020, Filipinos watched C-dramas like Youth with You, My Unicorn Girl, Love is Sweet, Poisoned Love among others.

Aside from Korean and Chinese content, iQYI is looking forward to introduce shows from Japan, Thailand and other Asian countries.

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