Park Hae Jin just landed a new first in China for a Korean entertainer, and it’s all the more impressive considering just how popular over there some of his fellow Korean stars are. China’s Ministry of Communications and China Post is releasing a new series commemorating the 100 most influential modern cultural figures in China, and the first and only Korean star to be included is Park Hae Jin. The release will include limited edition stamps, pre-paid telephone calling cards, and postcards to mail.
It’s quite a feat for Park Hae Jin to be selected over Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Min Ho so consider me impressed. If this was Japan then I’d expect either Bae Yong Joon or Jang Geun Seok, but in China neither of those guys are anywhere as popular as the aforementioned three, and among those two it was Park Hae Jin that made the cut, most likely due to him having done six C-dramas under his belt with the most well known being Men Friends (Nan Ren Bang). Congrats to Park Hae Jin!