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China: EBU declines potential new guest

No China in 2016, says EBU headquarters
No China in 2016, says EBU headquarters

China’s delegation from the broadcaster Hunan TV, who were present in Vienna, gave an interview to Wiwibloggs showing intent of sending a Chinese artist to Eurovision one day. Since this revelation our forum and the rest of the Eurovision fanbase have been polarised on opinion – would China become the next extra-European guest in our favourite contest?

Well, the EBU has gotten wind of the rumours and denied that 2016 will be the year in a tweet responding to a fan today;

Despite this denial by the EBU, the wording of the tweet seems to keep the option of a Chinese debut open for the future – will we see the Oriental country taking part in 2017 or later? Only time will tell. Naysayers can now breathe a momentary sigh of relief, however.

In other news, the EBU also took the opportunity to rule out a Kosovar debut in 2016, or in the near future, due to RTK (the Kosovar broadcaster) not being an EBU member.

No China – a dissapointment or a relief? Share your reaction below or join the discussion on our forum!

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