Taiwan pro-independence band cancels Hong Kong show over visa delay

The Sun Daily
Date: 22 DEC 2018

HONG KONG: A popular Taiwanese heavy metal band which advocates

Taiwanese metal band ChthoniC was founded by Freddy Lim, who is also a pro-independence politician. — AFP

independence for the island announced Saturday it had been forced to cancel a show in Hong Kong after failing to get visas in time.

“The Hong Kong government has kept delaying and has yet to issue work visas … We have no choice but to cancel the show,“ ChthoniC, one of Asia’s best-known black metal bands, said in a statement on their verified Facebook account.

Denise Ho, a pro-democracy canto-pop star who had invited ChthoniC to perform at a festival, said in a Facebook post that immigration officials have not responded to the applications, which were filed in November.

The website for Hong Kong’s immigration authorities states work visas can take up to four weeks to process, but in her post Ho said music acts usually get approval within a week.    [FULL  STORY]

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