3 Jun – Following Ram Chiang's statement denying he backed up the declaration of support for the Hong Kong national security law, it was recently revealed that the whole issue was indeed a misunderstanding.
As reported on Hong Kong Free Press, according to the Association for Betterment of Hong Kong's Entertainment Industry in Mainland China - which is one of the signatories of the said petition - the name "Tseung Chi Kwong" that was listed in the declaration belonged to a Chinese calligraphy artist with the same name.
In his previous statement posted on his official Facebook fan page, Ram stated, "I have never signed any text in this statement, and I believe that it was another person who has the same name and surname as mine."
On the other hand, another Hong Kong celebrity - pianist Jacqueline Li has also denied that she had participated in the petition after finding her name in the list.
"I have no idea where the statement came from, I was never asked to sign anything," said Li.
Earlier this week, Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu released a statement denying that the name Hsu Hsi-yuen that was listed in the petition was hers, as she has not been invited to join. However, her explanation was met with scepticism, with netizens flooding her social media accounts with hate messages accusing her of being pro-China.
Among celebrities who joined the declaration in support of the new law that some said would tarnish Hong Kong's freedom include Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Eric Tsang, Kara Hui, and Liza Wang.
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