Sunday, April 25, 2010


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The Yushu, Qinghai earthquake in China caused over 2,000 deaths and casualties and even more to lose those who were the closest to them and their homes. Show business today will perform a charity fund raiser at the Hong Kong Coliseum in hopes of gathering nearly 300 Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan artists' care to rebuild homes for the Qinghai earthquake disaster area homes for the victims, display the mutual love and care and the "bloody thicker than water" caring spirit. Max Mok Siu Chung, Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Nick Cheung Ka Fai yesterday arrived in Xining, Qinghai, personally consulted disaster victims and encouraged frontline disaster rescue personnel at the hospital.

The fund raising show will begin tonight at 6PM at the Hong Kong Coliseum. The television broadcast will air live at 7PM and end at 11PM. Yesterday the event announced the list of nearly 300 performers. Hong Kong representatives included Jacky Cheung Hok Yau, Andy Lau Tak Wa, Leon Lai Ming, Jackie Chan, Twins, the Wynners, Joey Yung Cho Yi, Sammi Cheng Sau Man and others; Taiwan representatives included Barbie Hsu (Tsui Hei Woon), Little S (Tsui Hei Tai), Ariel Lin (Lam Yi Sun) and Aska Yang (Yeung Chung Wai); Mainland included Zhang Guoli, Zhang Jingchu and others. The artists united for the victims. This event also put many rumored and former couples on the same stage, like Andy Hui Chi On and Cheng Sau Man, the just announced divorcing Ronald Cheng Chung Kei and Charlene Choi Chuek Yin, Gillian Chung Yun Tung and Juno Mak Chun Lung, Bosco Wong Chung Chak and Myolie Wu Hung Yi, Ekin Cheng Yi Kin and Gigi Leung Wing Kei, Eason Chan Yik Shun and Kay Tse On Kay, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing and Niki Chow Lai Kei, Charmaine Sheh Si Man and others. Adam Cheng Siu Chau and daughter Joyce Cheng Yun Yi will perform as well. The only Heavenly King missing from the list was Aaron Kwok Fu Sing. Carol Cheng Yui Ling, Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Wu Xiaoli and Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui will host the event. Everyone will host a moment of silence at 8PM. The event in a show of respect to the victims will not welcome any attendee who display singer support signs.

Two days ago heading to Xining, Qinghai, Mok Siu Chung, Cheung Sau Man and Cheung Ka Fai visited the disaster victims at the hospital. Many were very happy to see them. Cheng Sau Man and Cheung Ka fai mainly reported and visited while Mok Siu Chung was responsible for the shoot. Sammi even put of the hospital's protective gear to visit the more severely injured victims. Sammi pointed out that this time was just like her last visit in Sichuan. She actually was not able to help much but some victims were very comforted to hear how much their Hong Kong compatriots cared about them. She also said that saw a rescue hero who broke down in tears while recounting and she almost broke down as well. Due to the location's height, some reporters felt numbness in their limbs. Her assistant also had a headache and nausea. She yesterday morning also began to have a headache and strong cough. Perhaps due to the cold she caught a cold. The locals yesterday were very nervous when they sent them to the airport. Seeing her coughing and sniffling, they asked her to take medicine. Sammi pointed out that although this trip was very exhausting, she felt it was well worth it and she was very touched.

In addition, TVB's Tsang Sing Ming yesterday revealed that all four TVB channels will air the show. High definition station, Entertainment news station and TVB music station will begin the broadcast from 6PM to the end. TVB Jade will begin its coverage at 7PM. All advertising and series will make room for the show for the first time in TVB history. Tsang Sing Ming revealed that this period's advertising revenue was in seven figures. He said, "We have communicated with the advertisers. This was for disaster relief, they gladly supported what TVB was doing. We will compensate advertisers the next day in the same time slot. We can't say it will be a loss. Anyone with money can donate money and anyone with ability can donate that. An uninterrupted broadcast will be even more effective, through the event we will spread 'Ah Fok Spirit' and attract even more donation." Tsang Sing Ming denied that TVB was following ATV's broadcast without any commercial interruption and stressed that they have already begun to looking into doing so Friday.

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