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An official poster for the coming graduation of SNH48's 1st-generation members this year, featuring caricatures of all the 12 of them & released today:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1gghbh2ch8bj20u01hcx6p.jpg
They'll release their graduation EP & various commemorative items, & hold their graduation concert, graduation live tour, farewell handshaking event, & other online/offline fan activities this year. :)

[EDIT]
The election manifesto of a 3rd-generation member in SNH48's 3rd team, also a member of their elite subgroup 7SENSES, for their current General Election, released yesterday:


^ A brief but nice rendition of an English song.

The popular member has a degree in media studies, & can also speak Cantonese (even tho it's not her native tongue), Korean, & English. :cool:
 
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The election manifesto of a 2nd-generation member in SNH48's 2nd team, who's a professional nurse w/ a degree in nursing &, hence, has been on hiatus at the height of the pandemic in the country lately, for their current General Election - she also briefly performs a nice song in it:

A short documentary about her, w/ a brief coverage of her works during the pandemic:

抗疫护士兼职做女团六年,“割裂”生活只为完成心中一个梦_全国各地新冠疫情防控报道_腾讯视频

It's notable that she started her nursing & idol careers at about the same time, not one after the other (she was about to graduate from her nursing school when she joined SNH48 ).

[EDIT]
The exclusive theater of SNH48 was featured in a variety show on TV just lately: lol


^ Their 4th team is seen at the theater, w/ various parts of the backstage also being shown. :)
 
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[Re: The former part of the preceding post] A poster for that documentary:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a742c3d7ly1ggjdynvha1j20u01hcnje.jpg

^ Yeah, she's short-sighted & has to wear spectacles or contacts. lol

Here's the official introduction for the documentary:

#抗疫护士兼职做女团六年# ,“割裂”生活只为完成心中一个梦】陈佳莹,SNH48女团成员也是上海宝山区一名社区护士。医院、女团公演的奔波生活已坚持6年。疫情期间,她守在抗疫一线,为社区居民提供帮助、在隔离酒店帮助归国人员。最初选择做女团,受到父母极力反对,“要跟我断绝母女关系”,她曾想过放弃护士专职做女团,但如今,陈佳莹自己的心态有了变化,“庆幸没有放弃护士的工作”。偶像这条路很残酷,兼职身份下的“割裂”生活得到了什么?又失去了什么?@界面Vnews @界面新闻 抗疫护士兼职做女团六年,“割裂”生活只为完成心中一个梦
^ Several key points:

- She's a community nurse.
- She's been shuttling between the hospital & the theater for six years.
- She's a front-line medical worker during the pandemic, supporting community health & helping overseas returnees in quarantine hotels.
- Her parents strongly opposed to her joining SNH48 at 1st.
- She's pondered giving up her nursing career to focus on her idol works, but now she's pleased that she didn't.
- The idol industry is pretty cruel - what's she got & what's she lost in playing the dual roles?
 
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^ Ah, the documentary is actually part of a news report series on the various stories of fighting against the pandemic around the country. :)
 

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Yet another stunning performance of SNHG members on a talent variety show last night:

炙热的我们SNH48惊艳男装热舞《花园舞曲》_综艺_高清1080P在线观看平台_腾讯视频

^ They're performing a popular stage number of SNH48's 4th team. :)

[EDIT 1]
The soundtrack of the latest song of a former group ace of SNH48 (now a solo artist under the same management company), the ending theme of an anime:

梦的旅航_鞠婧祎_单曲在线试听_酷我音乐

[EDIT 2]
A top vocalist of GNZ48 rendering a C-pop number at their theater performance just lately:

 

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The election manifesto of a 7th-generation member in SNH48's 4th team for their current General Election, released yesterday:

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[EDIT]
Yet another stunning performance of SNHG members on a talent variety show last night:

炙热的我们SNH48惊艳男装热舞《花园舞曲》_综艺_高清1080P在线观看平台_腾讯视频

^ They're performing a popular stage number of SNH48's 4th team. :)
A stage-shots-only version of that performance:

 

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Official election posters of some SNHG members for their current General Election:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ggoktd2rjtj21mt2bchdx.jpg

^ The "big brother" of SNH48's 2nd team.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ggokth6uqpj21mt2bc4qu.jpg

^ The ace of SNH48's 4th team.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ggolk2fw3dj21mt2bcqv7.jpg

^ The ace of BEJ48's 2nd team.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ggokttp55nj21mt2bc4qt.jpg

^ A member of both 7SENSES & SNH48's 3rd team.

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^ Two more:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006rmjNSgy1ggomg806z7j31mt2bchdx.jpg

^ Another version of the last one.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006rmjNSgy1ggomgata0vj31mt2bcb2d.jpg

^ A member of both 7SENSES & SNH48's 4th team.
 

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The deputy captain of SNH48's 4th team rendering a popular C-pop number at their theater performance yesterday:


[EDIT]
A self-made MV for a stage number of SNHG, produced by the captain of GNZ48's 3rd team & featuring herself:

 
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The election manifesto of her, originally a 6th-generation member of SNH48, for their current General Election, released yesterday:

“创造炙热的青春”SNH48 GROUP第七届总决选-苏杉杉个人宣言_创造炙热的青春丨SNH48 GROUP第七届年度总决选个人宣言_腾讯视频

[EDIT]
The English-subbed speech made by the current deputy captain of SNH48's 1st team, a veteran 1st-generation member, at the announcement of the preliminary results of their current General Election (hosted by her) just days ago, w/ various footage since the founding of the group:


She's a good speaker. :)
 
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HP for the collective graduation of SNH48's all currently remaining 12 1st-generation members next month, announcing the various events & products of it:

SNH48一期生毕业之旅

Thank you for your immense, lengthy contributions over the many years since the very beginning - all the founding staff have long gone, but you're still here leading & pushing the group forward! :cool:

HP for their subgroup 7SENSES's latest album, w/ several clips linked on it:

7SENSES《THE SHADOWS》

^ Note that the subgroup has now only five members, as two of its members have now respectively joined two new groups after winning in two talent contests - maybe they should rename the subgroup to "5SENSES" for the time being. lol

^ A brief official report on their deeply inland live tour in the northwest & southwest of the country last month:

https://www.snh48.com/html/snh/allnews/zixun/202008/5680.html

^ And the one on their live in their home city on the same month:

https://www.snh48.com/html/snh/allnews/zixun/202008/5661.html

^ It was hosted by a very popular 2nd-generation member of SNH48.

A detailed official report on the SNHG's General Election results announcement event last month, covering, among others, the election rankings & various other interesting/important announcements:

https://www.snh48.com/html/snh/allnews/zixun/202008/5671.html

^ Too bad I don't have the time to cover it here at present.
 
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A detailed official report on the SNHG's General Election results announcement event last month, covering, among others, the election rankings & various other interesting/important announcements:

https://www.snh48.com/html/snh/allnews/zixun/202008/5671.html

^ Too bad I don't have the time to cover it here at present.
That report is done by SNH48, & this one is by GNZ48 - from the perspective of the latter group, of course: lol

https://www.snh48.com/html/gnz/allnews/zixun/202008/5672.html

^ The group has, among all the sister groups of SNH48, the most - & record - number of members being ranked, tho the report (understandably) doesn't mention that the highest rank among those groups belongs to a BEJ48 member, who's even entered into the "God 7" (i.e. top seven) ranks w/ yet another fellow member of the same group.
 

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The 1st team of SNH48 performing an older number at their theater performance last night:


^ All those veteran founding 1st-generation members, including that center girl, will graduate next month (three of them, including the center girl, will continue to serve in their subgroup 7SENSES, tho, as their eight-year contracts have now been extended). :)

[EDIT 1]
^ That performance is actually the birthday special theater performance for the center girl - her posing w/ her birthday decoration set placed by her fan club at the lobby on the 1/F of the groups's exclusive theater:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1giw7omf79zj64802tche302.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1giw7oqlqdej64802tcnpk02.jpg

[EDIT 2]
^ Her gracing the cover of a mag's recent issue:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1ghsp6gfehqj221t2pgtuo.jpg
 

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SNHG has founded a new subgroup, AfterWaves9 (AW9 in short), which's quite different from all their various other subgroups founded over the years in that it's got the largest number of members (nine formal members plus 9 trainee members :oh: ) &, even more importantly, that it's specifically focused on e-commerce - an official report about it & its formal announcement & trade promotion event at a hotel yesterday, released on the same day:

大型女子偶像团体SNH48 GROUP官方网站

Its leader is a veteran 2nd-generation member in the 2nd team of SNH48, who's ranked #2 in their latest General Election last month, & its members (both formal & trainee members) come from all the various SNHG groups.

E-commerce is huge & has been growing rapidly in the country these years, especially after the outbreak of the pandemic earlier this year. :)

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^ Quoting from that report:

丝芭传媒为“浪彩少女AW9”组建了一支专业化运营团队,正在逐步展开个性化内容视频生产、直播指导培训、直播流程把控、数据分析、专属供应链整合及品牌库建立等多维度的运营工作。
^ That subgroup is supported by a whole dedicated professional operating team of staff specializing on content video production, online sales training, live broadcast control, data analysis, supply chain integration, brand management, etc.

[EDIT 2]
^ Another quote from the report:

目前,“浪彩少女AW9”已进行了充分的招商准备,与多个品类的客户达成了意向合作,其中包括数码3C品类的任天堂、BOSE、JBL;食品快消品类的乐事、百威、三只松鼠;美妆个护品类的韩束、一叶子、妮维雅;服饰品类的GXG、champion、MLB等众多知名品牌。
^ Initially the subgroup is collaborating w/ Nintendo, BOSE, JBL, Lay's, Budweiser, Nivea, Champion, etc.