|Entertainers from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese mainland perform the "Artistes 414 Fundraising Campaign." (Photo: CFP)
BEIJING, April 27 -- The charity event "Artistes 414 Fund Raising Campaign" was held at the Hong Kong Coliseum on Monday, raising 35 million Hong Kong dollars (4.5 million U.S. dollars), Sina.com.cn reports.
More than 300 entertainers from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese mainland came together for the fundraiser.
Stars including Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Eason Chan and Sammi Cheng participated in the five-hour event to raise funds for the victims of the Yushu earthquake in Qinghai Province.
Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen explained the significance of the event, saying that "we as a group of artists should make use of our influence to encourage everyone to dedicate their support in any form, especially at such a critical moment. The Chinese should be united to help the people in Yushu."
Mainland actor Zhang Guoli echoed the sentiment, "We're not only giving financial support to the area. More importantly, we're giving the people our love and emotional support."
The event started at 6 p.m. and was broadcast live on TVB, ATV, Hong Kong Cable TV and Phoenix TV without commercials.