Hong Kong actor Bobby Au-yeung Chun-wah will drop his English name because his Chinese name is ‘good enough’

Hong Kong actor Bobby Au-yeung Chun-wah drops his English name because his Chinese name is enough. — Photo via Facebook

By Sylvia Looi

Thursday, June 30, 2022 11:33 AM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 — Hong Kong actor Bobby Au-yeung Chun-wah is dropping his English name because his Chinese name is “good enough.”

Appearing on Hunan TV variety show infinity and beyond On the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, the 61-year-old said he no longer wanted to have a child’s name, the Global Times reported.

The comedian, however, did not give a time frame for dropping his first name.

Au-yeung, who shot to fame as Ben Yu in the 1991 legal drama Justice filealso shared his thoughts on the changes in the city over the past two and a half decades, highlighting China’s common cultural roots with Hong Kong.

“If you ask me where I’m from, I can tell people of different races, I’m from Hong Kong, China, have you ever been there?”

The Best Actor award winner at the 2000 TVB Anniversary Awards recalled that in 1997, the year Hong Kong returned, he saw the People’s Liberation Army come to Hong Kong and it gave him a feeling of belonging.

“It felt like my parents had finally come to pick us up,” he said.

Hong Kong singer Hacken Lee, who also appeared on the show, shared that no feelings can describe Hong Kong’s comeback.

“I could finally say, ‘I’m Chinese.’ I felt like I was coming home,” he reportedly said.

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