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[Talk of the town]Bunch of Korean stars blend voices to benefit victims of China earthquake

June 04,2008

Stars sometimes shine their brightest in dark moments.

Some 30 Korean stars, including singer-producer Park Jin-young, K-pop girl group Wonder Girls, hallyu actor Park Yong-ha, actress Kim Ah-jung and champion figure skater Kim Yu-na recorded a single to raise funds and console the victims of the recent earthquake that claimed the lives of some 69,000 people in Sichuan Province, western China.

It is part of the “I Love Asia” project, an idea to help China that originated from Chinese movie star Jackie Chan.

The film star proposed the idea to his close friend Park Jin-young, the founder of JYP Entertainment, to help earthquake victims in Sichuan, the cyclone victims in Myanmar and others in Asia.

The local project is a collaborative effort between JYP Entertainment and JC Group Korea.

Now, many more entertainers wish to take part in the project, so a second recording of the single, “I Love Asia,” is scheduled tomorrow, according to JYP Entertainment.

Contributors to the project will release a digital single and a DVD. Entertainers will also give concerts near the quake-stricken region. All proceeds will go to help victims.

By Lee Eun-joo



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