Date
11 December 2017
G.E.M. says she has nothing against China and all she wants is to let the world hear a Chinese voice singing Chinese songs. Photo: internet
G.E.M. says she has nothing against China and all she wants is to let the world hear a Chinese voice singing Chinese songs. Photo: internet

HK pop star: I’m not banned in China

Hong Kong pop singer Gloria Tang, better known as G.E.M., has not encountered any difficulties in applying for a concert license in mainland China.

Tang’s Nov. 22 concert in Nanning, Guangxi province, has been approved by local authorities, Next Media reported Wednesday, citing the singer’s mainland assistant.

Tang appeared on a purported blacklist containing the names of artists and movie stars banned in China for supporting the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, according to reports.

The list, which was widely circulated on social media last week, included a dozen Hong Kong and Taiwan celebrities, among them Anthony Wong and Denise Ho.

It was sent to Chinese media outlets and entertainment agencies, the reports said.

“G.E.M. loves Hong Kong and China. She is even planning to send one to two poor girls in Sichuan to college,” Tang’s assistant was quoted as saying.

At a recent concert in Nanjing, Tang broke down, saying she has nothing against China.

She said all she wants is to let the world hear a Chinese voice singing Chinese songs.

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