On July 30, actor Jang Keun Suk proved his high popularity in China by having accumulated over five million followers on Sina Weibo, a substitute for Twitter in China.
With the rapidly increasing number of followers, Jang now has the largest number of followers on Weibo as an overseas celebrity, beating Tom Cruise who has about 4.4 million followers.
The number of Jang’s followers has increased by a million every three months since he opened his account in August , 2011. In June, the number exceeded three million, and about a half million became Jang’s followers within four days after Jang appeared on one of the most popular TV shows in China.
Jang will hold concerts at the Taipei Arena in Taiwan on September 1 and 2 after finishing his concert in Shanghai, which will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on August 11.