• @ross Yes, that’s true, but at least the artist was allowed to speak up for one, and two, the threat of a boycott in Western countries such as the U.S. and Canada really doesn’t hold much water because of the diversity of opinions over here….it’s different in China because practically its entire population has been “taught” to march to the same tune. This is why whenever anyone says anything remotely negative about China, the Chinese government doesn’t need to lift a finger because it already knows that its 1.3 billion “patriotic” citizens will come out in full force to make that person’s life a living hell. This is also why most HK celebrities who rely on the Mainland market don’t speak up — because the threat to take away that market and ruin those artists careers (amongst other things) is very real...
  • @ross British rulers banned any type of demonstration under sedition laws. Those who protested in the 60s were deported to china. It seems HKers now have the freedoms that did not exist before '89.
  • @anoninhk Agree on that. A few years ago, an international artiste from ny hometown openly declared support for an allegedly corrupt ex leader, prompting calls for boycott of her movies. It is best to keep a 'no comment' stance on political affiliation.
  • @ross Yea, she should definitely have known better given the never-ending tension between HK and Mainland. It’s sad that HK has come to this (where a celebrity can’t even express their views without getting lambasted), but that’s the reality of the environment we live in. To be honest, it’s gotten to the point where celebrities might as well shut down their social media accounts so they don’t have to worry about accidentally posting something offensive to Mainland China. Seriously though, the actions of these Mainland netizens illustrate exactly why the massive protests in HK going on currently are necessary (there was another protest this past Sunday with supposedly 2 million Hong Kongers in attendance). If anything, they’re giving more ammo to the movement rather than helping their Communist rulers suppress it.
  • The massive protest gave me the goosebumps & i was in awe at the sight of 1.03 million HK ppl standing up to say NO to this new law which, if legislated into law, might be misused by China in future to haul up some ppl they don't like. Hongkongers would have to self censor & lose their freedom of expression. This is definitely different from the Occupy Protest which did not have full support of HK ppl & overseas chinese. Charmaine's quick u-turn is obviously a bread and butter issue & to save her acting career in mainland. Nothing wrong with that. It just that she should hv provided her support discreetly.
  • OMG! Carol Chu (朱丽倩) is so 'si lai' (like a typical housewife) in the pic....perhaps Yu Ke Hsin(俞可欣) might hv been a better choice as Andy's spouse as she is more trendy & sophisticated. LOL!
  • Not worth commenting on someone whose popularity had taken a BIG hit in Malaysia following her endorsement of one of the most unpopular leader we ever had in the country, 2 years ago. (Currently that particular leader is embroiled in a sovereign wealth fund fiasco.) If news on her appear on the local newspapers, chances are, most ppl including myself will skip that page. With her in Crouching Tiger 2, I will bet only you guys here (overseas) might watch the movie. The reception of this movie in Malaysia will be muted, to say the least.
  • @hkeni ....probably, ATV shareholders are a greedy lot.
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