After decades-long search, Anthony Wong united with his brothers thanks to BBC, social media sleuths

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    Every now and then the internet, responsible for all manner of social ills, does something extraordinarily beautiful.

    After a 

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    , social media users helped to unite the star with a family that didn’t know he existed. Their efforts culminated this month, the BBC reports, when the veteran actor met for the first time with his two half-brothers, 74-year-old British-born twins who reside in Australia.

    The meeting came after a lifetime of searching for Wong, who earlier this year spoke to BBC Chinese about trying to find his British father, a former Hong Kong government official who left when he was 4 years old. Possessing only a handful of photos and knowing little more than his name — Frederick William Perry — and some basic biographical details, Wong said he hoped the internet would help him find some answers.

    The day after the story ran, a 

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    was set up to do just. In particular, three women following the page began looking for information and passing it on to the actor. Eventually, someone reached out to twins John and David Perry, who upon watching the documentary, immediately recognized their father. “We were quite amazed about the whole thing,” John Perry, told the BBC.

    The trio met in Hong Kong on March 20 to piece together the story of their father, who passed away in 1988. Perry Sr had been a Royal Air Force Pilot who moved to Hong Kong in 1955 with his wife and family, including David and John. While his family returned to the UK, Perry remained in Hong Kong and met Wong’s Cantonese mother. He then left for Australia to join his other family, exchanging letters with Wong’s mother for several years before dropping out of contact, according to the article.

    The Perry brothers told the BBC said they were not upset about learning of their father’s secret, saying they wanted Wong to feel like part of the family. They said they knew nothing of his renowned acting career, which includes more than 150 films and four Hong Kong Film Awards trophies. Wong called it “a life lesson” — that when he is finally able to make peace with the past, a new journey can begin. “Dad used to say in his letters that if I was a good boy, he would take care of everything for me,” he told BBC. “I think he knows I’ve become a good boy since then and he’s sent two brothers to me.”


    TVB to film "Triumph In The Skies 2020" with a budget of 200 million RMB

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    TVB announced plans to film "Triumph In The Skies 2010" at FILMART 2018 on March 18.  This is the first collaboration between TVB and Beijing Tencent Pictures with a budget of 200 million RMB. Shooting will start at the end of the year. 

    TVB will consider the viewers's suggestion in the casting and they plan to include Moses Chan, Ruco Chan and Kenneth Ma whilst Tencent Pictures will also invite William Chan, Yang Mi, Angelababy, Dilraba Dilmurrat and Huang Zitao.  However, Chilam Cheung and Myolie Wu will not be in the cast due to TVB's legal problems with Stephen Shiu Jr's company. "Triumph In The Skies 2020" will be filmed in Europe, Canada and United States.


    Harwick Lau and Yang Mi are to co-star in "The Prosecutor"

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    Harwick Lau and Yang Mi have brushed aside rumours of an impending divorce by announcing that they are to co-star in "The Prosecutor". Prior to this Yang Mi had starred in the hit series "The Interpretor" and "The Negotiator".

     "The Procecutor" has been conceptualised as part of the trilogy.  Her o-star in the first two series, Huang Xuan and Huang Zitao reached peak popularity with her collaboration. Harwick is expected to receive  similaer boost. Online buzz suggests that fans are ecstatic with their on-screen reunion.

    Yang Mi and Harwick had fallen in love while "Ru Yi". Subsequently, they had co-starred in the 2012 movie "Holding Love" and the 2013 drama "A Clear Midsummer Night". By appearing together in the third part of the trilogy, they are giving the impression that instead of a marital rockfall, their marriage is still rock steady. Since getting married in 2014, both had been busy with their careers and have had little time together. Pressed for time, they even had to leave their three-year-old daughter under the care of Harwick's parents in Hong Kong. But Yang Mi said he still trused Harwick. During the Lunar New Year, Yang Mi flew to Hong Kong to spend time with Harwick and their daughter. 

    Last year, Yang Mi was named The Best Female Main Actress for her performance in the sci-fi movie "Fatal Countdown: Reset" during a film festival in Houston.


    Grandmother arrested for murder of 6-year-old boy found in Hong Kong love hotel

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    A 52-year-old grandmother was arrested over the murder of a six-year-old boy in a love hotel at a popular nightclub district in Hong Kong in the early hours of Sunday. Strangulation marks were found around the boy’s neck, according to local media. 

    Police were alerted at 12.54am that the boy had fallen into a coma at the Beverly Hotel in Wan Chai, according to a spokesman. The child was sent to hospital, but was certified dead at 2.28am, a police source said. It is understood that the killing took place in the hotel, which is located in the Capital Building on Lockhart Road, and the pair checked into their room late on Saturday afternoon.

    The boy was from a single-parent family. He lived with his mother and grandmother in Yiu On Estate – a public housing complex in Ma On Shan, Sha Tin, according to police sources. “He [the boy] was diagnosed with hyperactivity disorder recently. His grandmother took care of him most of the time because his mother had to work,” the source said.

    Shiu Ka-chun, the social welfare sector legislator, openly criticised the government for its lack of support for carers on his Facebook page. “Government, please stop saying that ‘even one tragedy is too much’ because it’s simply hypocritical,” Shiu said in his post. The lawmaker listed three shortcomings of the existing welfare system: no policies to look after carers; a low allowance for carers provided by the Community Care Fund, which also required a means test; and respite services being available only to those who cared for elderly people.

    Last year, there were at least three cases of murder involving carers, including one where a 34-year-old man with a mental condition was suspected of killing his bedridden mother before jumping off a building in what was believed to be a failed suicide attempt.

    Psychiatrist Phyllis Chan Kwok-ling said taking care of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was like trying to control a moving car without a brake, and that looking after those below the age of 12 could be especially trying for adults. “They are usually super energetic – jumping and running around at home or in public areas with a relatively low sense of danger. They have lots to say but little patience to listen. They need much longer time to finish their homework because they cannot focus. Their academic performances can fluctuate greatly because their memories are often short and attention to details is lacking,” Chan, the head of child and adolescent psychiatry at Queen Mary Hospital, said. “They might go on a rampage not only physically but also verbally. They might interrupt people or utter some inappropriate comments without thinking, which could make them seem pretty annoying and offensive.”

    Chan said doctors usually avoided prescribing drugs to children below the age of six unless the disorder reached a moderate or serious level. Treatment would involve seeing a child psychiatrist but at public hospitals, the wait to see one could be over a year, according to Hospital Authority figures from 2016/17. Without timely and proper treatment, up to half of children with the disorder would end up displaying antagonistic behaviour, Chan said.

    The government has increased funding to kindergartens to subsidise therapy sessions for special needs children but in mainstream primary schools, they only pay for a full-time coordinator to organise therapy and psychiatrist sessions for pupils. An Education Development Bureau spokesman said on Sunday that it was saddened by the death of the boy. “The school he was attending has activated a crisis management group to follow up on the incident. The Bureau will remain in close contact with the school and provide necessary support,” the spokesman said. The Social Welfare Department had not yet replied to queries from the Post.


    Asian Film Awards: Louis Koo named best actor and Sylvia Chang named best actress

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    The 12th edition of the 

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    ” emerge as the numerical winner.  Warmest applause of the evening went to Hong Kong star Louis Koo, who was named best actor in “Paradox.” Koo is enormously popular and hard working, and is the talent ambassador for the 

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    , but is not normally considered as an contender. “I’ve appeared in over 200 movies and this is the first time I’ve ever won an award,” said Koo from the podium, before thanking investors and others who have had faith in him over the years. Most tearful moment came from Hong Kong-based Taiwanese polymath Sylvia Chang. “Film making is not about winning awards,” she said as she picked up her second prize of the night. “It is about conveying real feelings.”

    2018 Asian Film Awards winners

    • Best Film: “Youth”
    • Best Director: Ishii Yuya (Japan) for “The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue”
    • Best Screenplay: Mayanayk Tewari, Amit Masurkar (India) for “Newton”
    • Best Actor: Louis Koo (Hong Kong) “Paradox”
    • Best Actress: Sylvia Chang (Taiwan) in “Love Education”
    • Best Supporting Actor: Yang Ik-June (Japan) in “Wilderness”
    • Best Supporting Actress: Zhang Yuqi (China) in “The 

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    • Best Action Film: “Paradox” (Hong Kong)
    • Best Newcomer: Chutimon Cheungcharoensukying (Thailand) in “Bad Genius”
    • Best New Director: Dong Yue (China) “The Looming Storm”
    • Best Cinematography: Kim Jiyoung (Korea) for “The Fortress”
    • Next Generation Award: Lim Yoon-a (Korea)
    • Best Original Music: Joe Hisaishi (Japan) for “Our Time Will Come”
    • Best Sound: Tuu Di-chih and Wu Shu-yao (Taiwan) for “The Great Buddha+”
    • Best Editing: Shin Min-kyung (Korea) for “The King”
    • Best Visual Effects: Ishi Norio (Japan) for “The Legend of the Demon Cat”
    • Best Costume Design: Chen Tongxun (China) for “The Legend of the Demon Cat”
    • Best Production Design: Tu Nan and Lu Wei (China) for “The Legend of the Demon Cat”
    • Excellence In Asian Cinema Award: Kara Wai (Hong Kong)
    • 2017 Highest Grossing Asian Film: “Wolf Warrior 2”
    • Lifetime Achievement Award: Sylvia Chang

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