Edit: Please do not turn this thread in to bash China or Japan vs China. I had get mod involved because of racist comments previously. Yesterday AKB members Mayu, Izuta and Sayaya went to Shanghai for a press conference and fan appreciation. They announced the creation of AKB48 China. I can't read Chinese so I just used google translate. If someone can provide accurate translations that would be great. [情報]今日上海AKB48新聞發佈會上,宣佈成立“AKB48 China”,並且宣佈幾個計劃 1.與大陸公司,媒體合作拍網劇 2. 綠地集團將在中國為AKB興建“中國劇場” 3. 為中國市場推出全新手機遊戲,預計明年夏天推出 資料來源:http://m.weibo.cn/u/3926472191 [News] Today Shanghai Akb48 Press Conference, announced the creation of "Akb48 China" and announced a few plans 1. Mainland Companies, with the cooperation of the media network drama filming 2. Green group will be in China for the construction of the " China Akb theater 3. for the Chinese market has launched a new mobile game, is expected to launch the next summer Source: http://m.weibo.cn/u/3926472191 Seems they have not given up on the Chinese market. Although I'm not sure if new group will be full of Chinese members or filled with AKB members.