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HK Top Singer Shares Experiences of Helping Citizens in Mainland

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Cantotop Singer Shares Experiences of Helping Citizens in Mainland China
Kuang Meiyun [Workercn.cn]

 

A famous singer, actress and businesswoman from Hong Kong recently shared her story of contributing to cultural development and public-welfare causes in the Chinese mainland over the past few decades.


Kwong Mei-wan, who is also deputy to the 13th National People's Congress, was named as first runner-up in the Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant in 1982. Later she entered business circle.


Despite each changing role, her love for the mainland and the country has always remained constant, she says.


Focusing on Cultural Development


"In 1991, I shot a video for a special music album City Story for the HK-TVB. This has left a deep impression on my life even up till today," Kwong recalled.


When Kwong first went to Beijing 27 years ago, she admired the city because of its beautiful scenery and unsophisticated folkways.


In 1993, Kwong went on her first performing tour in south China's Guangdong, where she  staged a total of over 50 concerts. "The Guangzhou Tianhe Stadium, which was one of the biggest outdoor stadiums at the time, could only accommodate 10,000 people. Yet right now, the stadiums in the mainland can easily hold up to tens of thousands of audience," Kwong said.


"This change represents how our capability for cultural and artistic inheritance is strengthening," she added.


Speaking of her own personal experiences, Kwong said Chinese culture should not only be developed in China, but should be promoted around the world. As Chinese President Xi Jinping's report to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) puts it, culture is the very soul of a country and a nation. Therefore, with the growing national strength of China, art and culture will also become a link connecting people all over the world, bringing everyone together, she added.


Devoted to Public Welfare Cause


Though she has been shifting over these years in different fields, covering art, business and political circle, Kwong has always retained her connection with the mainland.


Since 2013, she has worked as a member of the Jiangxi Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a position which she has held for as long as ten years. And during this period, how the children she funded have been doing remains her top concern.


"In 2003, I began to provide aid to help build schools in the mainland. The first school I supported is located in the Yunju Mountain of Jiujiang, east China's Jiangxi Province," Kwong recalled.


As of now, she has built over 50 schools across the country, as in her view, education can cultivate outstanding talents, which can in turn boost local development.


In addition, Kwong has also helped school students realize their dreams. "I have assisted 150 students from Nanchang University annually. Now, I still have connections with them, and I feel that my efforts pay off when they extend their thanks to me," Kwong added.  


Serving People with Heart and Soul


"It used to take me over three hours by bus from Hong Kong to my hometown Zhuhai, Guangdong, but now I can enjoy the convenience brought by fast travel," Kwong said.


Kwong said such measures offer more opportunities for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents to integrate into the country's development, such as the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-HK High-Speed Railway, and the introduction of residence permits for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents.


"I think it's a great honor to be a deputy to the National People's Congress. It's also a long-term, arduous task for me. I shall therefore strive hard to better work for the country and better serve the people, with my confidence, patience, and determination. And I shall do my upmost to be a competent representative," Kwong said proudly.


(Source: Workercn.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)


http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/people/others/1812/1584-1.htm


(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)


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