Lawrence Ng: “I Am Proud to Be Chinese”

By on August 23, 2019 in NEWS

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.

Patriotic Views

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.

Source: hket

This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.

15 comments to Lawrence Ng: “I Am Proud to Be Chinese”

  1. linda8765 says:

    Been a fan of Lawrence especially since after the heavenly swords and dragon sabre.

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  2. nori says:

    Ng Kai Ming is no longer active in Showbiz so he’s freely to speak his mind and express his pov unlike those who are afraid of losing mainland market.

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    • anon replied:

      @nori

      To play devils advocate, NG Kai Ming runs a restaurant in HK, his restaurant will be trashed by rioters if he voiced his opinion and support for China like some of the other pro-china restaurants in HK did.

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      • kinner replied:

        @anon, to play devils advocate, if NG Kai Ming side with protesters, mainlanders will trashed his name and potentially well-being while in the mainland (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changchun, and Shenzhen).

        Don’t you think he is also being a hypocrite? The success he had was due to the opportunity that was given to him by his parents (going to England) and the economic landscape BEFORE China took over. Do you think he would have received the same opportunity if China was ruling HK?

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      • anon replied:

        @kinner

        “to play devils advocate, if NG Kai Ming side with protesters, mainlanders will trashed his name and potentially well-being while in the mainland (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changchun, and Shenzhen).”

        It’s not an “IF” when he did side with the protesters as the article had pointed out.

        “Don’t you think he is also being a hypocrite? The success he had was due to the opportunity that was given to him by his parents (going to England) and the economic landscape BEFORE China took over. Do you think he would have received the same opportunity if China was ruling HK?”

        Hong Kong’s economic success in the 80’s and 90’s was thanks to China and Deng Xiao Ping’s open-door economic policy signed in 1978 that allowed the west to freely trade with China. Since HK was the nearest “western-governed” city neighbouring China, this allowed western corporations to set up branch offices in HK. Before 1978, HK was still poor. HK would be nothing today without China’s Open-door policy.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Door_Policy

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      • kinner replied:

        @anon are you reading the same article as everyone else?? He is siding with the mainlanders. He feels that he has been treated as second class citizen before the handover.

        the Open Door Policy was an avenue for the western societies to trade with mainland China which had nothing to do with HK because it was under British rule. If you care to actually read the Wikipedia article, it make no mention of HK but rather HK’s success was due to capitalism.

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      • anon replied:

        @kinner

        “are you reading the same article as everyone else?? He is siding with the mainlanders. He feels that he has been treated as second class citizen before the handover. ”

        The article talks about two different people. Ng Kai Wah supports China, his brother Ng Kai Ming supports the protesters. I thought you were talking about two different people at the same time.

        “the Open Door Policy was an avenue for the western societies to trade with mainland China which had nothing to do with HK because it was under British rule.”

        Do you honestly believe that western multi-national companies would set up branch offices in Hong Kong in the 1980s on their own without the economic influence of China’s open-door policy? I believe that’s naive to think that.

        I think you should check out British Economist Martin Jacques video about HK’s economy, “democracy”, and “freedom” under British rule.

        https://youtu.be/L7BEGpfuVi8?t=26

        “If you care to actually read the Wikipedia article, it make no mention of HK but rather HK’s success was due to capitalism.”

        Please reference where it says HK’s success was due to capitalism from the Wikipedia source.

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      • jimmyszeto replied:

        @anon
        No surprise there that the brothers don’t get on well and are barely in contact….

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  3. goodday says:

    He still in the showbiz now n doing business in china.

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    • anon replied:

      @goodday

      Its unnecessary for any HK artists to voice their political opinion as their opinions are often misconstrued and be blamed on from either side.

      He didnt need to say anything at all but he did. For this reason, he put himself in a risky position, I feel that his opinion is genuine and not a ploy to favor China.

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      • kinner replied:

        @anon, I agree and we need more of these opinions to be heard. Unlike the western culture, Chinese are too afraid, too passive, and too selfish to voice their opinions.

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  4. jimmyszeto says:

    It’s not hard to live a similar life after moving to China after living in England and HK when you are rich live Lawrence. I’m sure he is happy with his quality of life…

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  5. kidd says:

    Recent news has said that business at Ng Kai Ming’s restaurant has dropped 90% due to the ongoing protest. I wonder if he still has the same sentiments regarding the protestors has before (when he was supportive of them).

    Btw, I’m shocked at how he looks now. He looks nothing like his younger days. If someone just show me this picture (check the link below) without the accompanying article, I wouldn’t know it’s him.

    https://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/entertainment/20190826/bkn-20190826000129730-0826_00862_001.html

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    • jimmyszeto replied:

      @kidd
      Yeh. Ng Kai Ming looks like he has been through a lot through the years. He seems slow and nothing like the confident characters he used to play onscreen. I know that real life and TV characters can be totally different but there has been rumours he made a lot through stocks and shares during the boom and possibly lost it back. I expected someone who invested in shares to be very confident. Anyway, from his recent interview it seems that he has either become very camera shy or his confidence is shot. He’s the opposite of David Siu who still speaks arrogantly with confidence. David also lost a fortune on shares and repeatedly recommends people to not get involved in them.

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      • kidd replied:

        @jimmyszeto

        He did look lack of confidence and quiet in the interview he did with his other ‘crab’ brothers. But, in the one to one interview he did with reporter about his business, he’s ok. He sounds calm and know what he’s doing. He has good business sense too.

        Yeah, I’ve read about his debts too. I’m happy that he has turned around and learn another good skill (cooking) to survive. I’m watching ‘Thief of Honour’ and his acting his really good in it. Too bad he didn’t make it as well as his brother.

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