Pang Ho-Cheung

Film director Pang Ho-cheung. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Award winner 'wanted to see Hong Kong film improve'

The recipient of a controversial critic's award says her purpose in writing the winning review was to push for an improvement in Hong Kong film. But Jia Xuanning, 24, a journalist with pro-Beijing newspaper Wen Wei Po, declined to comment on whether she had connections with two of the six judges of the Arts Development Council's first Critic's Prize.