Last week, China’s parliament approved a national security legislation that is expected to criminalise acts of terrorism, subversion, separatism, and interferences by foreign forces in Hongkong. The controversial new law is seen by some as a threat to free speech and political expression, and was met with international criticism and fresh protests in the city.

Still, there appears to be a long list of high-profile celebrities who have voiced their support. Last Friday (May 29), a statement claiming to represent the Hongkong performing arts industry was released, along with the names of over 2,600 people and 110 organisations who supposedly endorse the legislation, which they believe will “protect national security” and help Hongkong “start over” and “return to the rule of law”.

The list brims with big stars, including Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Eric Tsang, Kenny Bee, Kara Wai, Jordan Chan and Wong Cho Lam

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