The most important, he still is The Hunan Province Communist Youth League Publicity Ambassador. That means he’s involved in politics. Pretty much, I would even say.
As I said, we know the situation between Korea and China isn’t the best. I would even say that they have small Cold War (ever heard of that?). And it doesn’t affect only k-pop industry, but all of South Korean businesses, small or huge (i.e. Hyundai, one of the biggest automakers in the world had to cut half of their Chinese productions, same with Kia; Chinese tourism agencies were told not to bring tourists to South Korea; do you know Lotte duty free? If you’re k-pop fan then you do. Well, they have to close their Chinese shops because the government said them to)
Basically, the politics affect every each part of our lives, even the smallest ones. Stop acting like it doesn’t.
So, when you know this, imagine Yixing openly being with South Korean band. Doing something that the government doesn’t like. Easy way to lose fans, right? And SM can’t let this happen. Because it’ll kill their Chinese market. It would even mean banning the whole company from China. They just can’t lose so much money, that’s why it’s easier to let Yixing be in China, promote himself here and gaining new fans, who’ll then know EXO and earn them more and more money.
“But isn’t it easier to just let him go solo in China under SM?”
Well, it probably is. There’s just one tiny problem.
Yixing doesn’t want to leave EXO.
I don’t know why you don’t believe him when he says that he’ll never leave them. He loves this band, he loves his brothers, he wants to spend time with them. He loves us, his EXO-Ls. (2/3)