On July 11, Hong Kong singer Eason Chan performed at sunrise and sunset for an online charity concert and his joy at music-making is infectious.

What could be more fitting for the line-up than his classic Cantonese track Beautiful Sunset? Master lyricist Lin Xi takes a hackneyed Chinese phrase – “xi yang wu xian hao”, which means that the sunset is beautiful but will soon fade into dusk – and breathes new life into it.

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