Hong Kong’s ‘golden age’ may be long gone, but some Chinese still feeling the pull of Cantonese culture

//Hong Kong’s ‘golden age’ may be long gone, but some Chinese still feeling the pull of Cantonese culture

Hong Kong’s ‘golden age’ may be long gone, but some Chinese still feeling the pull of Cantonese culture

It is a Friday night and engineer Leslie Lyu, 27, is singing along heartily with a Cantonese pop song playing in a Beijing bar.“This is one of my favourites! This is such a classic by Samuel Hui Koon-kit,” he says excitedly, referring to Canto-pop’s “God of Song” who was hugely popular from the 1960s to 1990s.What is unusual is that Lyu is not Cantonese. He grew up in Shandong, a northeastern Chinese province 1,500km from Hong Kong, works in Beijing and speaks Mandarin at work and with his…

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