A group of about a dozen celebrities including Andy Lau (刘德华), Sammi Cheng (郑秀文), Joey Yung (容祖儿), Gilbert Lam (林韋辰), Joey Meng (萬綺雯), Grace Cheung (張家瑩), Bowie Lam (林保怡), Astrid Chan (陳芷菁), Zhang Guoli (张国立), Chen Daoming (陈道明), Feng Xiaogang (冯小刚) and Jiang Wenli (蒋雯丽) are part of a contingent of celebrities taken to visit the earthquake zone in Sichuan Province and to rally the troops that have been serving non-stop in rescue operations.
Pop Confucian scholar, lecturer and best-selling author Yu Dan (于丹) now appears on Dragon TV to offer spiritual solace and words of comfort to the masses. When the earthquake happened, Yu Dan cut short her lectures in South Korea to fly back to China immediately, and went straight to the earthquake zone to comfort students that were being pulled out alive. Also watch this clip where she broke down on set in a live interview on Dragon TV a few days after the quake.
Jet Li (李连杰) has stepped out to criticise the use of rankings to keep track of which corporations/celebrities have donated the most toward earthquake relief, saying charity should not be measured in purely monetary terms and that there are a lot of people donating RMB1 or RMB5 when that is all they’ve got.