KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 — Hong Kong celebrity Cecilia Cheung has won praises after she reposted a quote by Chinese president Xi Jinping about the situation in Hong Kong.
The quote by Xi: “Stopping the storm and restoring order is Hong Kong’s most urgent task at present” was reportedly made by the president when attending the 11th BRICS Summit in Brazil.
Sin Chew Daily reported that Cheung posted the quote on her Instagram and Weibo where she won praises from fans.
One fan wrote on Cheung’s Weibo that the post has given Hong Kong police a boost while another praised Cheung for the positive energy.
“Hopefully, Hong Kong will return to normal soon,” wrote the fan.
A check on her official Instagram account found the post had received 12,157 likes since it was posted five hours ago.
She has disabled the comment section.
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