5. SOUNDBITE: (Cantonese) Jackie Chan, action star and member of fundraising concert committee:
"Also, (the earthquake) influenced non-Chinese, all the foreign students that donate money here. I'm touched by this. This is something I have never seen that 1.3 (b) billion (people) do the same thing on the same day. I believe if we work hard, we can overcome any disaster."
6. Wide of actress Cai Qin on stage, receiving cheque
7. Chairman of Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild, Alan Tam sitting down at news conference
8. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Alan Tam, Chairman of Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild:
"She (Sharon Stone) by now, she should have understand what she had said (about Tibet and China). Also she should have her own comprehension today."
9. Various of donation hotline area with banner reading: "Donation hotline, latest donation amount: 9,844,783 Hong Kong dollars"
The Chinese-language entertainment industry's elite have converged in Hong Kong to stage a marathon concert to raise awareness of the deadly earthquake in China's central Sichuan province.
The concert kicked off on Sunday with a moment of silence at 2:28 pm (0628 GMT), the same time the deadly earthquake occurred on May 12, and is due to run until 10 pm (1400 GMT).
Top stars from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan performed or appealed for donations.
They include action star Jackie Chan and singers Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Leon Lai, Eason Chan and Sammi Cheng.
Chan said that he was touched by all the people who donated money to quake victims.
"I believe if we work hard, we can overcome any disaster," he said on stage.
Also attending were Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou, model Lin Chi-ling and actress Shu Qi, mainland Chinese actors Zhou Xun and Hu Jun and singer Zhang Liangying.
Performers sang upbeat numbers like "Greatest Love of All," "Bridge over Troubled Water" and "We Are the World."
Alan Tam, Chairman of Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild commented on Hollywood actress Sharon Stone's recent remarks she made in an interview on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, saying that China's earthquake may have been bad karma for its treatment of Tibet.
Tam told AP Television that by now "she should have understand what she had said."
Stone's comments caused considerable anger in the Chinese media.
The 50-year-old actress said later she was "deeply sorry" for causing anguish and anger among Chinese people with her remarks.
Stone models for Christian Dior.
The French fashion house has dropped Sharon Stone from its Chinese ads.