Hong Kong — Ever since Hong Kong actor Lawrence Ng joined Douyin, numerous Hong Kong celebrities showed support to him.

The actor has been focusing his career in China recently, and he announced on his Weibo account last Saturday (Oct 23) that he had set up an account on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok.

More than 25 artists showed their support by urging fans to follow him in less than a week.

Photo: Weibo screengrab/Ada Choi

They included actors Kenneth Ma, Michael Miu, Julian Cheung and Michael Tse, actresses Ada Choi and Charmaine Sheh as well as Malaysian singer Eric Moo and Taiwanese singer Jimmy Lin.

There were fans who were surprised by the appearance of actor Bobby Au Yeung, known for his leading roles in several television series franchises such as The File Of Justice (1992 to 1997) and Armed Reaction (1998 to 2004). He sported a white beard in his video.

Furthermore, Ng even managed to get actor Nick Cheung to promote his account by performing a magic trick.

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Ng, 57, played the protagonist Zhang Wuji in TVB’s adaptation of late writer Louis Cha’s martial arts novel, The Heaven Sword And Dragon Sabre, in 2000. In addition, he posted a clip on Douyin of him revisiting the role by showing off the character’s signature martial arts skill “Universal Grand Shift”.

As reported by Straits Times, the actor also revisited another of his iconic roles, Dr Paul Ching from the medical drama trilogy Healing Hands (1998 to 2005), in a separate video.

Ng has a 12-year-old daughter with Chinese actress Shi Yangzi, who is 21 years his junior. They divorced in 2014 after a seven-year marriage.

Born May 19, 1964, Lawrence Ng Kai-wah is a popular TV actor in Hong Kong. His more famous works include the television series Healing Hands and the films Fate Twisters and Sex and Zen.

Ng’s older brother is former Charlie Ng Kai-ming, who also worked for TVB, but left the acting world in 1994 to become a stockbroker and now the owner of a restaurant chain with locations in Hong Kong and China. /TISG

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