Seventeen's The8 and Jun to reunite with their families in China after two years

Seventeen's Chinese members The8 aka Minghao and Jun set to go back home and focus on individual activities for the remainder of 2021


                            Seventeen's The8 and Jun to reunite with their families in China after two years
The8 aka Minghao and Jun during Studio Choom's shoot for 'Home;Run' (Studio Choom/YouTube)
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With Seventeen being a K-pop group with 13 boys, there are bound to be some members that are not from South Korea. We have Vernon and Joshua who are from USA while The8 aka Minghao and Jun aka Junhui are Chinese. The boys all moved together in Pledis’ dorm at a young age and trained together before debuting as Seventeen. And since they are pretty active with several gigs, it is difficult for them to go back home and visit their families.

Especially due to the strict lockdown rules thanks to the ongoing pandemic, it has become extremely complicated for K-pop idols hailing from other countries to go back home. Carats pointed out that Minghao and Jun haven’t been home in two years. However, Pledis announced on September 1 that they will be returning to their families and staying in China for the second half of 2021.

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Minghao and Jun going back to China 

Pledis dropped a statement explaining that Minghao and Jun will be in China from September till December 2021, and where they will be focusing on their individual activities. Due to the time-consuming procedures like quarantining, the two members will not be coming back to South Korea for any Seventeen promotional activities. The boy group will temporarily continue to promote with only 11 members. Pledis ended their statement by asking fans to support all of the members’ activities in China, as well as South Korea.

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Previously, it had been announced that the boys had renewed their contracts with Pledis even before their initial contract of seven years had ended. They’re one of the few K-pop groups to overcome the seven-year K-pop curse by continuing with their old agency and with all of the original members. Additionally, Minghao went on to write a lengthy post thanking Carats for always supporting them and which fans found heartwarming.

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And after their summer comeback ‘Your Choice’, the boys are again gearing up for a fall comeback that is set to be released in mid-October. But fans need not worry about Minghao and Jun’s participation, since the preparations began before they left for China. So, while they will not be present for the comeback promotions, they might be in the music video and/or the album.

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'Do you hear me crying'

Fans were touched as they ended up trending Minghao and Jun with posts like, “Junhui and minghao can finally visit their families in China so happy for them,” and “After 2 years, junhui and minghao will finally meet their families again.” One fan said, “Jun and minghao waited so long to go home and see their families they deserve it sm :((( the boys may promote as 11 this comeback but aaaa genuinely happy for junhao :(( its what matters but hope they're included in the mv tho.” Another added, “Im so incredibly happy for minghao and jun. they've been waiting so patiently and for so long to be reunited with their loved ones and to see their homes again. this is so deserved <333 wishing them the best.”

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Carats also loved the message Wonwoo left, “Wonwoo's message for minghao "make sure to hug your parents after so long, eat a lot of delicious food and go and come back leisurely. because you've been working so busily. also, when you come back bring a melona (ice-cream)."

“Minghao spending his birthday with his family after so many years... do u hear me crying right now,” posted one fan. Excited fans also added, “Junhui actor and mentor minghao.. SHUT UP.” One Carat also tweeted, “I am also happy for junhui’s little brother, he love’s his brother so much and now they will be together again.”

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