Photos: Jason Kenney and hundreds of young women greet Chinese pop stars at Aberdeen Centre

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      Late yesterday, pandemonium broke out at a Richmond shopping mall when five singers and teen idols descended down the escalator.

      Hundreds of young women had been awaiting the appearance of the pop stars—Aaron Yan, Will Pan, Yisa Yu, Lala Hsu, and Hu Xia—who are in town for the Global Chinese Golden Chart North American Concert.

      Aaron Yan was one of the star attractions.
      Yiheng Su

      Also in attendance at Aberdeen Centre was Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, who had flown out from Ottawa to give certificates of appreciation to the performers.

      The concert is sponsored by seven Chinese radio stations, including Vancouver-based Fairchild.

      Last year, the concert was held in Beijing, and the previous year it was in Taipei.

      Tonight's show will be at the Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts.

      The headliner, Taiwanese pop diva Jolin Tsai, was not in attendance at the Aberdeen Centre, but she's expected to take the stage tonight.

      Lala Hsu will perform in Vancouver for the first time.
      Yiheng Su
      It will also be the first local performances for Yisa Yu and Hu Xia.
      Yiheng Su
      Fairchild Radio Group President George Lee hands an award to Will Pan.
      Yiheng Su
      Broadcaster Gerald Yang (left) watches Yisa Yu hand a gift to a fan.
      Celebrity broadcaster Mary Lo was a host of the news conference.
      Yiheng Su
      The Chinese pop stars attracted a crowd.
      It was a busy afternoon at Aberdeen Centre.

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      May 17, 2013 at 3:52pm

      Here is Jason Kenny making an appearance with the 'right type' of immigrants - the ones who are very wealthy and conservative.

      Shirley G

      May 17, 2013 at 4:10pm

      Proving that all teenage girls, regardless of race, have the capacity to be squealing, vapid bags of hormones with terrible taste in music.


      May 17, 2013 at 11:56pm

      Both the above comments are spot on!


      May 19, 2013 at 10:44pm

      Can we kick Richmond out of Canada?

      Wa Wa

      May 21, 2013 at 12:53pm

      I always knew Jason is really a young buxom woman at heart...:)