26 Nov – Taiwanese music producer Lu Lu-ming recently used the opportunity of winning the Best Original Film Score at the Golden Horse Awards to encourage Hong Kong protesters to continue their fight.
As reported on Mingpao, the musician, who won the said award for his score, "The Day After Rain" for John Hsu's "Detention", went on stage to accept the accolade and expressed, "I want to dedicate this song to friends in Hong Kong. Bless all those who insist on their ideals in Hong Kong. I hope you can live in peace and freedom."
"The future generation will remember this. I hope the sun will go on shining. To freedom, thank you," he added.
When asked about his speech back stage, Lu said that he just wanted to express his support for the Hong Kong citizens as the two regions are close to each other.
"Just like everybody, I want Hong Kong people to persist and hope that they can maintain their lives. I wanted to use this chance to cheer them on," he said.
It is noted that mainland China earlier decided to ban its film studios and artistes from joining the Golden Horse Awards due to the conflict between the Taiwan independence movement and the central government. It also decided to hold the mainland-centric Golden Rooster Awards on the same day of the said annual Taiwan awards.
(Photo Source: Mingpao)