The Organizing Committee of the "Asia-Pacific
Music Awards" in China chose singer Jang Nara as the winner of the Best
Asian Female Singer Award on July 30. She also won the Most Outstanding
Contributor to Korea-Chinese Cultural Exchange Award, a special prize.
At the same time, Jang's song "Quan Shi Jie Xia Yu," the title song of
her Chinese-version album entitled "Yi Zhang," was chosen as one of the
"10 Asian Golden Songs, 2004-2005."
The award ceremony and accompanying performance originally
scheduled to be held at a gymnasium in the city of Ningbo, Zhejiang
Province, China at 8:00 p.m. that day was delayed because Chinese public
authorities did not approve the event for security reasons. The delay has
put the only damper on Jang's
accomplishment as the winner of the most awards from the "Asia-Pacific
Music Awards" this year.
In a press conference held on July 30 at 6:00 p.m., the organizing
committee merely announced the winners, saying, "The event will be delayed
until September 2 because of Chinese authorities' concerns about
insufficient safety, a lack of security personnel, and the nonparticipation
of certain celebrities such as Cecilia Cheung and Qin Hailu.