「我是護旗手!」又爆華人韓星挺北京|Chinese K-pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

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攝於三月八日,二零一五年。南韓天團EXO成員張藝興(左二)在首爾舉行的記者會上發言。至少八位來自中國、香港及台灣的藝人公開力挺北京,支持一中原則。粉絲有的失望、有的則表示理解。|In this March 8, 2015, file photo, South Korean K-pop group EXO member Lay, second from left, speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. At least eight K-pop stars from China and even one from Taiwan and one from Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for the one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
攝於三月八日,二零一五年。南韓天團EXO成員張藝興(左二)在首爾舉行的記者會上發言。至少八位來自中國、香港及台灣的藝人公開力挺北京,支持一中原則。粉絲有的失望、有的則表示理解。|In this March 8, 2015, file photo, South Korean K-pop group EXO member Lay, second from left, speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. At least eight K-pop stars from China and even one from Taiwan and one from Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for the one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】至少有六位來自中國、一位台灣與一位香港韓星公開表達支持北京一中政策,引起粉絲熱烈討論,其中夾雜瞭解與失望。

At least eight K-pop stars from China and even one from Taiwan and one from Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing’s one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans.

這個月初,在香港抗議北京對於香港半自治權的壓迫之中,有抗議者將中國國旗摘下並擲入維多利亞港中,隨之,許多人發表了立場的聲明。

Many of the statements came after protesters opposed to Beijing’s growing influence over semi-autonomous Hong Kong removed a Chinese flag and tossed it into Victoria Harbour earlier this month.

EXO中國團員張藝興、GOT7香港成員王嘉爾、男團Wanna One台灣成員賴冠霖、女團f(x)隊長宋茜近期都在官方微薄上傳中國國旗,加入護旗手行列。

Lay Zhang, Jackson Wang, Lai Kuan-lin and Victoria Song were among the K-pop singers who recently uploaded a Chinese flag and declared themselves as “one of 1.4 billion guardians of the Chinese flag” on their official Weibo social media accounts. Wang is from Hong Kong and Lai is from Taiwan.

有些人認為,最近這些藝人與公司是受到政治壓力,為了在重要的中國市場存活,必須聽從命令公開發表立場。然而,藝人必須符合現在中國年輕人因頻繁接受共產黨思想而攀升的愛國意識。

Some see the public pronouncements as the latest examples of how celebrities and companies feel pressured to toe the line politically in the important Chinese market. Yet they also coincide with a surge in patriotism among young Chinese raised on a steady diet of pro-Communist Party messaging.

韓女團f(x)宋茜和EXO的張藝興都在IG上po文表達愛國意識。宋茜上週IG上傳了一張中國國旗照片,配上「香港永遠是中國一部分」的文字。然而,這篇文只有他們的國際粉絲能夠看到,因為在中國,許多西方社群軟體都被禁止使用。

Song and Zhang, a member of popular group EXO, have shown their Chinese pride on Instagram, in Song’s case uploading an image of the Chinese flag last week with the caption “Hong Kong is part of China forever.” Such posts would only be seen by their international fans because Instagram, like most Western social media sites, is blocked by the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s censors.

韓團粉絲對於藝人的表態有不同的反應,有人認為可恥,也有人比較能夠接納瞭解。

K-pop fans reacted swiftly to the avowals of allegiance to China. Some called it shameful, while others were more understanding.

來自香港的26歲女生愛麗卡(Erika Ng)是王嘉爾的粉絲,她表示她一點也不驚訝於王嘉爾的聲明。「他在中國的曝光度高,能賺的錢比在香港市場多。」

Erika Ng, a 26-year-old Hong Kong fan of Jackson Wang, was not surprised by his statement. She said he “values the China market more than the Hong Kong market” because of his large presence in the mainland.

曾為韓國團體GOT7的王嘉爾過去攜帶過香港旗幟並戴著繡有香港港徽紫荊花的帽子,然而最近在他的巡迴演唱會中可以看見中國國旗,並且能在他的MV中看到他穿繡有中國國旗的帽T。

Wang, a member of the group Got7, used to carry a Hong Kong flag and wear a hat with the city’s symbol, a bauhinia flower. Lately, he has been carrying a Chinese flag on his concert tour and was wearing a China flag hoodie in his music video.

26歲的美國人埃琳(Ellyn Bukvich)是EXO的忠實粉絲,追星長達五年之久,她表示許多年輕粉絲可能會因為張藝興的韓流影響力而開始支持他所傳達的政治立場。

Ellyn Bukvich, a 26-year-old American who has been an EXO fan for five years, said many young fans will probably support Zhang and his message because of his status as a K-pop idol.

「這是非常有感染力的宣傳操作。」埃琳(Ellyn Bukvich)說道。

“It’s spreading propaganda and it’s very effective,” Bukvich said.

「一個中國」政策維持一中國政府的原則,而這原則也被世界上大多數國家所認可,包含美國。這項原則主要是針對民主體制的台灣提出,北京當局視台灣為分裂出去的省份且為收復台灣將不惜採取武力。

The one-China policy maintains that there is only one Chinese government, and it is a key diplomatic point accepted by most nations in the world, including the U.S. It is mostly aimed at the democratic island of Taiwan, which Beijing sees as a breakaway province to be reunited with the mainland by force if necessary.

自1997年香港脫離英國回歸中國統治起,北京當局便一直以「一國兩制」政策治理香港,並保證香港享有比內陸城市更高的自由直至2047年。

In the case of Hong Kong, a former British colony handed back to Chinese control in 1997, Beijing maintains a one country, two systems policy in which the city is guaranteed greater freedoms than those on the mainland until 2047.

中國政府和其所掌控的媒體不斷地抹黑香港抗議者的舉動是想要分裂國家領土主權,並且是被不懷好意的境外勢力所操弄的港獨行為。

China’s government and entirely state-controlled media have consistently portrayed the Hong Kong protest movement as an effort by criminals trying to split the territory from China, backed by hostile foreigners.

從時尚業到航空業等各大國際品牌過去即因各種被解讀為違反一中原則的行為而發出公開道歉聲明,例如將台灣和香港在官網或衣服上視為獨立的國家。

International brands — from fashion companies to airlines — have in the past been compelled to make public apologies for perceived breaches of that policy, such as listing Taiwan and Hong Kong as separate countries on their websites or T-shirts.

張藝興上周中止了與三星的合作,指控南韓手機巨頭三星破壞中國的「主權與領土完整」。

Zhang terminated his partnership with Samsung Electronics last week, accusing the South Korean mobile giant of damaging China’s “sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

他在微博上發表聲明,指控三星企業在其官方網站上提供中國、香港、台灣地區不同的語言選擇。香港與台灣皆使用繁體中文而非如中國使用簡體中文,香港地區的官方語言除了中文以外還有英文。三星拒絕回應未來是否將繼續提供不同語言選擇給台灣及香港地區。

The statement in a Weibo post was prompted by Samsung having separate language options for users in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan on their global website. Both Hong Kong and Taiwan use traditional Chinese characters instead of the simplified ones used in mainland China, and Hong Kong also has English as an official languages. Samsung declined to comment on whether it will continue to provide different language options for Taiwan and Hong Kong.

對於張藝興向北京「表忠誠」,我們很難知道此舉是真心地又或是為了商業目的。在過去,因行為或發言誤觸北京紅線而重創演藝事業的案例比比皆是,且不論中國或外國藝人皆曾經發生。

It can be difficult to know whether loyalty vows to Beijing are heartfelt or for commercial reasons. The past is littered with examples of celebrities, both Chinese and foreign, who saw their business in China destroyed after the party objected to a statement or an action.

在二零一六年,台灣籍藝人周子瑜就曾因在南韓電視節目上揮舞台灣國旗而被迫公開道歉,來自中國對周子瑜的抹黑引來台灣人的批評聲浪。當時台灣正值總統選舉期間,最後是因台獨立場而遭北京敵視的蔡英文勝選。

In 2016, Taiwanese K-pop star Chou Tzu-yu made a public apology for waving the Taiwanese flag while appearing on a South Korean television show. A Chinese vilification campaign against her led to a backlash among some Taiwanese, who at the time were amid a presidential election eventually won by Tsai Ing-wen, who is despised by Beijing for her pro-independence stance.

不僅流行歌手對於北京的公開支持,演員也公開表態。

Public support for Beijing hasn’t been limited to pop stars.

即將出演迪士尼真人電影「花木蘭」的中國籍演員劉亦菲,日前也針對香港抗議警方暴力執法事件提出看法。

Liu Yifei, the Chinese-born star of Disney’s upcoming live-action version of the film “Mulan,” weighed in on the situation in Hong Kong, where protesters have accused police of abuses.

「我支持香港警察,你們可以打我了。」他在微博上寫道。

I support the Hong Kong police,” she wrote on her Weibo account. “You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong.”

許多人質疑她動機不單純,認為她只是為了確保她演的電影能順利在全球最大的市場中國上映。香港的抗議者也呼籲抵制他明年即將上映的新電影。

Some questioned her motives, wondering if the post was calculated to ensure her film is released widely in China — the world’s largest film market. Among Hong Kong protesters, there were swift calls for a boycott of the film when it is released next year.