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A CM for the latest original fashion school uniforms produced by the fashion arm of SNHG, modeled by two prominent members of GNZ48:

 
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A group-wide video election ad of BEJ48 for the current SNHG General Election, the former half of which is a recap of their difficulties & growth in the past couple of years, & the latter half is the footage of election speeches made by the group members at their theater performances, released yesterday:


[EDIT]
A video election ad of the captain of SNH48's 3rd team for the current SNHG General Election, w/ her solo cover of a famous stage number of GNZ48 playing in the background, released lately:


The election is turning white hot at present. :)
 

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The top vocalist of GNZ48 performing a folk-styled album song of SNHG w/ a live band & a live chorus at their theater performance yesterday:


[EDIT]
A CM for the latest original fashion school uniforms produced by the fashion arm of SNHG, modeled by two prominent members of GNZ48:

Another one, modeled by another two prominent members of the same group:

 

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The latest list of rankings just a week before the announcement of the final results of the current SNHG General Election, released last night:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt1hqy80o3j60u05cy1ky02.jpg

^ Note that the final results won't include the #49-58 rankings.

I don't have the time to comment about it here, but might do so for the final results. :)

[EDIT]
A stylish celebration for the birthday of a popular 6th-generation member in SNH48's 3rd team at their exclusive theater yesterday:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt1gmw2flkj62by33z7wj02.jpg

The quarter-Jewish-German is a "lioness" (being a Leo) & is studying at a prestigious drama school.
 
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^ [Re: The latter part of the preceding post] She's produced this MV for a classic AKB48 number w/ its lyrics rewritten by her to describe each member of her team humorously, which's also rendered by her, released as part of her birthday celebration:


The current top vocalist of SNH48 showing her vocal skills at a theater performance of their 1st team yesterday:


The former BEJ48 member is trained in classical music. :)
 

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The latest list of rankings just a week before the announcement of the final results of the current SNHG General Election, released last night:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt1hqy80o3j60u05cy1ky02.jpg

^ Note that the final results won't include the #49-58 rankings.
The last one just hours before that announcement this evening (voting will only be closed just before the announcement), released at noon:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt851dav75j60u058qx6p02.jpg

^ Note that only the #49 & #50 rankings are included after the top 48 ones.

[EDIT]
Huge pics of some SNHG members in their current dress uniforms, released today:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt7ef0aem1j648w6dcu1502.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt7eh68ta5j648w6dc1lb02.jpg

^ An SNH48 member, who's a former BEJ48 member.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt7ef732x0j648e6dcx6y02.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt7ehbuegjj647j6dcx7202.jpg

^ Another one, who's a former SHY48 member.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt7efnpe1lj648w6dc7wp02.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt7ehjbaqrj648w6dcu1a02.jpg

^ A GNZ48 member.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt7egrqwxzj648w6dce8902.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt7ehsa964j648w6dce8d02.jpg

^ Another one, who's the preceding one's identical twin sister.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt7egy4n1zj66bs489npu02.jpg

^ Their group shot.
 
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The management company of SNH48 will upgrade its hardware/software infrastructures & open a huge creative arts campus in a picturesque riverside part of their home city as its HQ in the 4th quarter this year, w/ a new HQ & operation center building comprising the functions of quarters for artists, creative offices, vocal & dance training, fashion shooting, recording production, net broadcasting, business exchange, etc. - looks like they're taking the pandemic & other crises in the recent years as an opportunity to restructure & rebuild the core software & hardware of their business for future growth after the current crises. More details about that, the SNHG General Election final results announcement concert & ceremony yesterday, etc. in this long, pic-packed official report released early this morning (looks like their business operates 24/7 like emergency services or convenience stores lol ):

大型女子偶像团体SNH48 GROUP官方网站

^ As usual, I don't have the time to highlight the points mentioned in the report, not to mention translating it. ^_^'

[EDIT]
^ Ah, that report itself is actually just a summary - they've also released shorter but more detailed & wordy reports on individual aspects covered by it, which I won't link here.
 

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Huge pics of the stage last night:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt8gtt0747j64802tc7wl02.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gt8gtvfrqmj64802tc1l102.jpg

[EDIT 1]
A trailer of an upcoming travel variety show featuring a veteran 2nd-generation member in SNH48's 1st team & a very popular 4th-generation member in their 4th team traveling together into the barren but scenic lands in the deep northwestern inland region of the country, released at yesterday's event:


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The official congratulation poster for the only member of BEJ48 elected as one of the top 48 last night - she's ranked #36:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006c99bxgy1gt8hr3ho78j30u01hcdqj.jpg

Her identical-twin-sister group-mate is also elected to the #4 rank on the chart for newbies w/ potentials at the same event (she's also ranked #1 on that chart herself, of course) - the official congratulation poster for her sister:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006c99bxgy1gt8h9k9ebrj30u01hc4az.jpg
 
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GNZ48's report on the final results of the latest SNHG General Election - w/ a focus on themselves, of course - released today:

大型女子偶像团体SNH48 GROUP官方网站

All of their own "top 16" ranking members are also ranked among the top 48 returned from the election, which's unprecedented for them :cool: - a group shot of those 16:

https://www.snh48.com/attached/image/20210809/20210809125744_73511.jpg

[EDIT 1]
The "top 7" ranking list for CKG48 in the latest SNHG General Election, released today:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006P1U2nly1gtacan8sxdj32s045l7wj.jpg

^ Also looking like a poster. lol

[EDIT 2]
The "FLY" triple numbers performed at the event a couple of days ago:

 

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All of their own "top 16" ranking members are also ranked among the top 48 returned from the election, which's unprecedented for them :cool: - a group shot of those 16:

https://www.snh48.com/attached/image/20210809/20210809125744_73511.jpg
As for why there're 17 elected members instead of 16 in that pic, it's because one of those 17 is a double member of both GNZ48 & SNH48, hence she's not counted into those "top 16" - it's actually a group shot of those 16 plus that double member.
 

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The official congratulation poster for a member of SNH48's 4th team elected as one of the top 48 in the latest SNHG General Election - she's ranked #4:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtaca0e8qqj60u01hcdsw02.jpg

The ace & "sexy queen" of the team is also the spokesperson for a men's cosmetics product line of SNHG's e-commerce arm. :)

[EDIT]
^ Her performing an AKB48 number at the final results announcement event of the election last weekend:

 

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[Re: The latter part of the preceding post] Another one, by a prominent member of BEJ48, also including footage of their flight to the home city of SNH48 (where that event was held) & their days spending over there:

 
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Official ads in a local subway station for the top 3 returned from the latest SNHG General Election:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtfcq3eogdj61400u0gq202.jpg
Also those both inside & outside subway train carriages for the #1:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtiu5eljxrj61900u0wn502.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtiu5e2jisj61900u013502.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtiu5e470pj61d50u044p02.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtiu5e8tj6j61700u0do202.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtiu5eitfxj61900u047b02.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtiu5f2pdnj611o0u0n2y02.jpg

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^ The #1 on the cover of the current latest issue of a TV mag:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/666cfa33gy1gtiqq6laedj20mo0thgrz.jpg

The charismatic 2nd-generation member in SNH48's 1st team will graduate & become a solo artist under the same management company. :)
 

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^ The top 3 also on the three cover versions, respectively, of the current latest issue of the Chinese edition of the Japanese fashion mag mina:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtk10l8m48j60u0186jzx02.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtk10skr55j60u0140gtu02.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtk10x2t9lj60u018645202.jpg

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^ Official ads inside subway train carriages for the #2:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtjyo8v5qqj61400u0ju802.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtjyoa05kwj61400u040w02.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtjyo99c9vj61400u0tat02.jpg

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtjyoa53u7j61400u0diq02.jpg

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtjyo8y4hzj61400u0gou02.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtjyo9y908j61400u0td602.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtjyo8mitbj61400u041r02.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtjyo97urtj61400u0whi02.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtjyo9wapzj61400u0whd02.jpg

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^ And those for the #3:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtkx6q5jnqj61900u0dkz02.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtkx6q8itnj61900u0grr02.jpg

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtkx6qhghcj61900u0wlw02.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtkx6qvmw6j61900u0dm802.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtkx6qmfggj61b80u0dm002.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtkx6qn5plj61900u0gqo02.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gtkx6rgjllj61900u0wk602.jpg
 

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Official ads outside the exclusive theater of SNH48 for the top 3 returned from the latest SNHG General Election:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gtojkc1xvfj63zy2nzb2e02.jpg

^ The #1.

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gtojkhfk2fj63qf2hm4qt02.jpg

^ The #2 & #3.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gtojkmi5khj63s32iqe8502.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gtojksqa8nj64232peqva02.jpg

[EDIT]
A brief but neat recap on several prominent members of SNH48, some of whom have already graduated, from the last year to the present, produced & narrated by a newbie fan who's only become their fan last year - I've been on hiatus several times here since the last year due to the pandemic, so the clip can give you some highlights of what's been going on in the period, some of which I haven't covered here partly due to my hiatus:

 
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