China, Taiwan and HK stars chip in for Henan flood relief

PHOTOS: JOEY YUNG/WEIBO, CHEF NIC/WEIBO, NICKY WU/WEIBO, ASHIN/WEIBO
PHOTOS: JOEY YUNG/WEIBO, CHEF NIC/WEIBO, NICKY WU/WEIBO, ASHIN/WEIBO
PHOTOS: JOEY YUNG/WEIBO, CHEF NIC/WEIBO, NICKY WU/WEIBO, ASHIN/WEIBO
PHOTOS: JOEY YUNG/WEIBO, CHEF NIC/WEIBO, NICKY WU/WEIBO, ASHIN/WEIBO

BEIJING • Up to 100 artistes from Hong Kong, Taiwan and China have donated money for relief efforts in Henan, China, following recent devastating floods in Zhengzhou and other parts of Henan which claimed at least 33 lives.

Hong Kong's Emperor Group gave more than 14 million yuan (S$2.9 million) to the victims, with its chairman Albert Yeung and his son Alex Yeung contributing 10 million yuan.

Other artistes under the group, including singer-actor Nicholas Tse, singer Joey Yung, Twins singers Charlene Choi and Gillian Chung and singer Hacken Lee, contributed between 50,000 yuan and one million yuan each.

In Taiwan, rock band Mayday donated three million yuan, with lead singer Ashin saying on social media that he was saddened by the floods and hoped for fewer fatalities from the disaster.

Celebrity couples who chipped in to help included Rainie Yang and Li Ronghao, Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi, as well as Mark Chao and Gao Yuanyuan.

Contributions also came in from actor Eddie Peng, musician-actress Ouyang Nana, actor Talu Wang and singer Wang Leehom.

In China, those who donated money included celebrity couple Deng Chao and Sun Li, actresses Fan Bingbing, Yang Mi and Dilraba Dilmurat, as well as singers Wang Yibo, Huang Zitao and Jackson Yee.

Wang reportedly even travelled to Henan, his home town, to take part in relief efforts, while Huang has donated clothes from his chain of clothing stores to the victims.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2021, with the headline 'China, Taiwan and HK stars chip in for Henan flood relief'. Subscribe