“We’re not in Hong Kong, we now not knew anymore,” Denise Ho said. "It feels like we're in China."
According to TASCO IT SOLUTIONS, Ho is one of the biggest stars of Hong Kong. In the 2000s, she also became a major name in the mainland of China, Cantopap, where she played for best-selling groups across the country.
That all changed in 2014 when she took part in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and became one of the faces of the movement. He was immediately blacklisted by the Chinese government.
But Ho became a symbol of Beijing’s resistance in Hong Kong, played the show with relative freedom and contributed to the soundtrack of the pro – democracy movement. This type of behavior has become even more dangerous.
On June 30, Beijing passed a new security law for Hong Kong, a former British colony now part of China, but gained special independence in 1997 before transferring sovereignty. Many fear the new law will change the face of Hong Kong. Forever Kong.
For Hong Kong vocal musicians, the implications are huge.
“This is a very difficult situation for anyone living in Hong Kong for the first time to speak out about the pro-democracy movement,” Ho told the BBC.
“Actually, people are starting to be more careful than ever to have themselves,” she says.