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(From China Daily)
HONG KONG: Clutching a wooden bow, Chan Gum-to glides it across the two strings of his traditional Chinese erhu. He taps his feet gently to the tempo of the music and with a strong voice recites centuries-old Cantonese opera music of love, loyalty and morality.
A dozen students sit singing inside a community centre in Hong Kong's rural Sheung Shui district near the border with the Chinese mainland, where Chan has been giving lessons in much the same way for nearly three decades. It's a tough living these days, earning him just 200 Hong Kong dollars (US$25.6) a month from each student, compared with years ago when he lived comfortably.
But to Chan it is …