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Bruce Lee
(The Most Influential Martial Artist of All Time)
Bruce Lee
83
Birthdate: November 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 20, 1973

An iconic actor and martial artist, Bruce Lee, in his short life, gained international fame and developed his own form of martial arts, Jeet Kune Do. In films, he debuted as a child actor and became a huge Hollywood star after the release of his last film Enter the Dragon.

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Jackie Chan
(One of the Most Popular Action Film Stars of All Time Known for His 'Slapstick Acrobatic' Fighting Style)
Jackie Chan
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Birthdate: April 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Jackie Chan is a martial artist, actor, film director, screenwriter and singer and is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing and innovative stunts in his films, which he performs himself. Rumble in the Bronx, Shanghai Noon and Rush Hour are some of his popular Hollywood films. He has a widespread following in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres.

 3 
Jet Li
(Actor and Martial Artist Who was All-Around Youth Champion in the National Wushu Competition)
Jet Li
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Jet Li is one of the most popular Asian actors to have made it big in the American film industry. A martial artist and former Wushu champion, he won a national championship before retiring from competitive Wushu to focus on his acting career. Also a well-known philanthropist, Jet Li is closely associated with the Red Cross Society of China.

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Donnie Yen
(Actor and Director Known for His Roles in the 2008 Film ‘Ip Man’ and the 2002 Film ‘Hero')
Donnie Yen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Donnie Yen is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, stuntman, action choreographer, director, and producer. He has won several wushu tournaments and is credited for introducing mixed martial arts to mainstream Asian cinema. He is also credited with introducing UFC champion Zhang Weili to MMA. Donnie Yen has won several awards like Hong Kong Film Awards and Golden Horse Awards.

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Li Ka-shing
(Hong Kong Business Magnate and One of the Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Asia)
Li Ka-shing
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
Li Ka-shing, also known as Superman, remains Hong Kong’s richest man, in spite of a drop in his net worth due to the Hong Kong riots and the coronavirus pandemic. The business tycoon is known for his association with Hutchison and for his investments in the video-conferencing platform Zoom.
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Bolo Yeung
(Hong Kong Bodybuilder, Martial Artist and Actor)
Bolo Yeung
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

Bolo Yeung is a Hong Kong retired competitive bodybuilder and martial arts film actor. He is best known for his performance in popular films like Enter the Dragon and Bloodsport. He has also played lead roles in films like Ironheart, which is regarded as a cult classic. As a bodybuilder, Yeung held the Mr. Hong Kong title for ten years.  

 7 
Jackson Wang
(Rapper, Dancer and Record Producer)
Jackson Wang
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Hong Kong rapper, singer, and dancer Jackson Wang gained international popularity as a member of the South Korean boy group Got7. Born into a family with a rich legacy in sports, he played multiple sports as a teenager before he began his entertainment career. He is the recipient of many BreakTudo Awards.

 8 
Shu Qi
(Hong Kong-Taiwanese Actress & Model Known for Her Films: ‘The Eye 2’, ‘Viva Erotica’ and ‘Three Times’)
Shu Qi
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Birthdate: April 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Xindian District, Taipei, Taiwan

Shu Qi is a Taiwanese-Hong Kong model and actress best known for playing Nie Yinniang in the critically acclaimed 2015 film, The Assassin, for which she received the prestigious Asian Film Award. Starting from 2013, Shu Qi was named in three successive Forbes China Celebrity 100 lists. She is also one of the highest-paid Taiwanese-Hong Kong actresses.

 9 
Angelababy
(Hong Kong Actress and Singer Known for Her Film ‘Mojin: The Lost Legend’)
Angelababy
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Angelababy is an actress, model, and singer who was selected as one of the New Four Dan Actresses in 2013 by Southern Metropolis Daily. She is known for playing Ding Sitian in the 2015 Chinese action adventure thriller film Mojin: The Lost Legend, for which she received the prestigious Hundred Flowers Award in 2016. Angelababy is also a well-known philanthropist.

 10 
Stephen Chow
(Hong Kong Comedian and Actor )
Stephen Chow
4
Birthdate: June 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hong Kong

Stephen Chow is a Hong Kong actor, producer, and filmmaker. He is best known for playing important characters in martial arts films like Shaolin Soccer. Apart from appearing in Shaolin Soccer, Chow also directed the film which grossed more than US$50 million. Renowned for his work in comedy, Chow was nicknamed King of Comedy by the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Chow Yun-Fat
(Actor know for action heroic bloodshed films A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, and Hard Boiled)
Chow Yun-Fat
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Birthdate: May 18, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lamma Island, Hong Kong
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Tony Leung Chiu Wai
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Birthdate: June 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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Andy Lau
(One of Hong Kong's Most Commercially Successful Film Actors and Best Cantopop Artists of All-Time)
Andy Lau
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Hong Kong actor and singer Andy Lau is known as the Fourth Tiger of the Five Tiger Generals of TVB. He set a Guinness record for winning the highest number of awards by a Cantopop artist. He owns a production house and has also written two books.
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Jaycee Chan
(Mandopop singer-songwriter)
Jaycee Chan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 15 
Daniel Wu
(Flexible and distinctive leading actor in the Chinese language film industry)
Daniel Wu
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Birthdate: September 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
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Sammo Hung
(Hong Kong Actor, Martial Artist, Producer and Director)
Sammo Hung
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: British Hong Kong

Sammo Hung is a Hong Kong actor, filmmaker, and martial artist. He is best known for his work in martial arts films and played an important role in commencing the Hong Kong New Wave movement of the late-1970s and 1980s. He is also credited with helping many of his fellow actors establish themselves in the Hong Kong film industry.

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Wong Kar-wai
(A contemporary auteur, and ranks third on Sight & Sound's 2002 poll of the greatest filmmakers of modern times.)
Wong Kar-wai
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Birthdate: July 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
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John Woo
(Film director and producer)
John Woo
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Birthdate: September 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
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Leslie Cheung
(Singer and Actor)
Leslie Cheung
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Died: April 1, 2003

Cantopop pioneer Leslie Cheung was born to a tailor who worked for celebrities such as Alfred Hitchcock. Educated in the U.K., he later began a singing career in Hong Kong and then moved to Canada. After an illustrious 26-year career, he committed suicide by jumping from the Mandarin Oriental hotel.

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Maggie Cheung
(Hong Kong Former Actress)
Maggie Cheung
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Birthdate: September 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hong Kong

A former Miss World semi-finalist, Hong Kong actor Maggie Cheung won international acclaim with the film Center Stage. After her Cannes-winning performance in Clean, she deviated to philanthropy and music. Named UNICEF's Ambassador to China, she has also been part of the jury at Venice, Berlin, and Cannes film festivals.

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Faye Wong
(Singer-Songwriter Best Recognized as the 'Best Selling Canto-Pop Female' by Guinness World Records in 2000)
Faye Wong
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Faye Wong is a Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress. She is popularly known as  the "Diva of Asia." Her music features a combination of alternative music and mainstream Chinese pop. She is widely popular in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore. As an actress, she has starred in the films Chungking Express and 2046.

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Ip Chun
(Martial artist in the style of Wing Chun)
Ip Chun
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Foshan, China
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Anita Mui
(Singer)
Anita Mui
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Birthdate: October 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
Died: December 30, 2003
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Edison Chen
(Hong Kong Actor, Singer and Rapper)
Edison Chen
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Known as a "bad boy" once, Canadian-born Hong Kong actor/singer Edison Chen is now a doting dad to his daughter with his Chinese model wife Qin Shupei. The actor who has appeared in films such as the Infernal Affairs trilogy, was part of a nude photo scandal back in 2008.

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Aarif Rahman
(Actor, Singer)
Aarif Rahman
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Birthdate: February 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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Byron Mann
(Actor)
Byron Mann
0
Birthdate: August 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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Robin Shou
(Marital arts actor who played Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat film franchise)
Robin Shou
1
Birthdate: July 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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Nicholas Tse
(Hong Kong Actor, Martial Artist and Chef)
Nicholas Tse
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
Known as "Hong Kong’s Bad Boy," Nicholas Tse, son of legendary actors Patrick Tse and Deborah Lee, has had a colorful career, peppered with music, movies, and martial arts. He is also a cook and an entrepreneur, though his Hong Kong bakery has closed down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Hawick Lau
(Hong Kong Actor and Singer Known for His TV Series: ‘A Kindred Spirit’ and ‘Virtues of Harmony’)
Hawick Lau
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Birthdate: October 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: British Hong Kong

Chinese actor Hawick Lau Hoi-wai had been exposed to the world of films since childhood, owing to his legendary actor father Lau Dan. Best known for series such as A Kindred Spirit, he made headlines for after his split with his ex-wife, actor Yang Mi. 

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Wallace Chung
(Hong Kong Actor and Singer Known for His TV Series ‘The Chord to Victory’)
Wallace Chung
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Birthdate: November 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: British Hong Kong

Hong Kong singer-actor Wallace Chung initially gained fame with his singing career in Taiwan, before plunging into acting with successful series such as Too Late to Say Loving You and My Sunshine. He has been previously rumored to be secretly married to his stylist Rita and his co-star Qi Fang.

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Charles K. Kao
(Electrical Engineer and Physicist Who Developed the Use of "Fiber Optics" in Telecommunications)
Charles K. Kao
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Birthdate: November 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: September 23, 2018

Nobel Prize-winning Chinese physicist Charles K. Kao is best remembered for his discovery of how light is transmitted through fibre-optic cables. Named the Godfather of Broadband, he was also knighted by the U.K. Following his diagnosis of Alzheimer disease, he co-founded the Charles K. Kao Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease.

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William Chan
(Hong Kong Actor Known for His Roles in TV Series ‘Swords of Legends’ and ‘The Mystic Nine’)
William Chan
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Birthdate: November 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
After gaining fame with the Cantopop group Sun Boy'z, Hong Kong actor-singer William Chan began a solo career and then appeared in series such as Swords of Legends and The Mystic Nine. He is the first Chinese to become an NFL China ambassador and owns a fashion brand, too.
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Carina Lau
(Actress)
Carina Lau
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Birthdate: December 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
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Ip Ching
(Hong Kong Martial Artist)
Ip Ching
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Foshan, China
Died: January 25, 2020

Ip Ching was a Hong Kong martial artist best remembered as a Grandmaster of the famous Ip Man family of Ving Tsun Kung Fu; he was only one of five Grandmasters of the family. Ip Ching and his brother Chun served as Wing Chun consultants for the film Ip Man 3 in which the former was portrayed by Jim Liu.

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G.E.M.
(Singer-Songwriter)
G.E.M.
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
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Robert Lee Jun-fai
(Founder of a Hong Kong beat band called The Thunderbirds)
Robert Lee Jun-fai
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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Karen Mok
(First female Hong Kong singer to win the Golden Melody Award and has won it a total of three times)
Karen Mok
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Birthdate: June 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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John Lone
(Actor)
John Lone
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Birthdate: October 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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Jacky Cheung Hok-yau
(Actor and Singer Best-Selling Asian Artist)
Jacky Cheung Hok-yau
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quarry Bay, British Hong Kong
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Charmaine Sheh
(Hong Kong Actress)
Charmaine Sheh
1
Birthdate: May 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hong Kong

Charmaine Sheh is a Hong Kong actress known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as Return of the Cuckoo, Beyond the Realm of Conscience, and Can't Buy Me Love. One of the most decorated Hong Kong actresses of her generation, Sheh has won several prestigious awards like Malaysia Astro TV Drama Awards and Seoul International Drama Award.

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Dickson Poon
(Hong Kong Businessman and Executive Chairman of ‘Dickson Concepts’)
Dickson Poon
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: British Hong Kong

Dickson Poon is a Hong Kong businessman who serves as the executive chairman of Dickson Concepts (DCIL), a Hong Kong based company, which owns companies, such as S. T. Dupont and Harvey Nichols. Also a philanthropist, Poon has donated money to colleges and universities. During the 2015 New Year Honours, Poon was knighted for his services to charity and business.  

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Leon Lai
(Singer actor and record company manager)
Leon Lai
1
Birthdate: December 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
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Sam Hammington
(New Zealander Australian Comedian Who is Primarily Active in South Korea)
Sam Hammington
1
Birthdate: July 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Sam Hammington is a comedian known for hosting a radio show titled Drivetime from 2008 to 2012. He is also known for his appearance in the variety show Real Men, for which he received a couple of MBC Entertainment Awards. His work in The Return of Superman, a South-Korean reality-variety show, has earned him a couple of KBS Entertainment Awards. 

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Cecilia Cheung
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Birthdate: May 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
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Grace Chan
(Actress and Miss Hong Kong 2013)
Grace Chan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
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Lee Hoi-chuen
(Chinese Opera Singer and Film Actor)
Lee Hoi-chuen
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shunde District, China
Died: February 7, 1965

Better known as Bruce Lee’s father, Cantonese opera performer Lee Hoi-chuen married half-Chinese and half-German Grace Ho after moving to Hong Kong. Bruce Lee was born to them while they were touring U.S. for an opera. His death, just days after the birth of his grandson Brandon Lee, shocked many.

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Anson Lo
(Actor)
Anson Lo
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Birthdate: July 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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Joshua Wong
(Hong Kong Activist, Politician and Secretary-General of Demosistō from 2016 to 2020)
Joshua Wong
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 13, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: British Hong Kong

Joshua Wong is a Hong Kong politician and activist who achieved popularity after playing an important role in the Umbrella Movement, which was part of the 2014 Hong Kong protests, for which he was included in Time magazine's list of Most Influential Teens of 2014. In 2015, he was named by Fortune magazine as one of the world's greatest leaders.  

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Danny Chan Kwok-kwan
(Resembling Bruce Lee in Appearance)
Danny Chan Kwok-kwan
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Birthdate: August 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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Yuen Biao
(Actor & Martial artist)
Yuen Biao
1
Birthdate: July 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castle Peak Road - Ting Kau, Hong Kong