6 Nov – Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) recently announced that it is cancelling the 42nd Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award and Concert.
As reported on Epoch Times, the station cited the current sociopolitical situation and civil unrest in Hong Kong as reason for its decision, saying that RTHK does not want to jeopardise the safety of performers and fans participating in the event.
This would be the first time that the awards show is being cancelled in 42 years since it began in 1978.
However, RTHK stated that it will replace the annual event with special programmes instead, where the winners will be announced in a broadcast that will air late January 2020.
Said RTHK director Chow Kwok Fung, "Although there is no award ceremony this year, the voting mechanism in previous years has not changed. The voting period is from the 2nd to 10th November."
The 42nd Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs was originally scheduled to be held at the Star Hall in Kowloon Bay on 13 December and The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 13 January.
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