STAR48 announced on July 29th that it is opening group-wide auditions for new generations of SNH48 and all sister groups (BEJ48, GNZ48, SHY48, CKG48).
The application period will run from July 29th to October 1st with final selection to take place before late in the year. Applications are accepted from all over the world with the age requirement being between 13 and 22.
These will become the 9th generation of SNH48, 4th generation of BEJ48, GNZ48, and SHY48 plus the 2nd generation of CKG48.
You can find out all the details on the official page (Chinese).