Lawrence Ng: “I Am Proud to Be Chinese”
As the Hong Kong protest continues, some artistes voiced their political views and received mixed reactions from the public. Joining the list of artistes who spoke out, Lawrence Ng (吳啟華) posted his patriotic views on his Weibo page and expressed his pride for his Chinese identity.
On his Weibo page, Lawrence shared his feelings of Hong Kong’s handover to China:
“What happened in Hong Kong is really worrisome and sad. I hope that the riot will quickly subside and everyone can live happily. Hong Kong has been occupied by foreigners for so many years. As a native Hong Kong resident, I always felt like a second class citizen before the handover. When I studied in England, I felt the English people’s arrogance.
“It’s not hard to hope for Hong Kong’s return to China and finally truly become Chinese. While many people are scared and immigrated to foreign countries, I chose to move to Mainland. Over the years, I have lived in the north and south of the country. I lived in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changchun, and Shenzhen. I witnessed the flourishing development in the Motherland and witnessed the improvement of people’s quality of life. As a Chinese, I am very proud.”
Hong Kong Native; Educated in England
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Lawrence went to England for high school. Lawrence originally planned to study architecture at university but changed his mind when he learned about TVB’s acting classes. With the support of his family, Lawrence successfully enrolled in the TVB 12th Artistte Training Class and was prominently known for his role in the dramas, File of Justice <壹號皇庭> and Healing Hands <妙手仁心>
Lawrence’s view is a direct contrast to his brother, Ng Kai Ming (吳啟明). An ex-TVB artiste and now a restaurant owner, Kai Ming had expressed his support for the protest and cheered for the young demonstrators.
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.