TANG Gaal is the only singer from China who has been able to establish a singing career and perform in Taiwan despite the political conflicts between the two countries. Even though his songs are well-received in Taiwan and China, they are not quite popular in Hongkong at the moment. ''Hongkong people may not accept my songs. I plan to produce some commercialised tunes while keeping my style,'' the 33-year-old singer said. His latest album, Yellow is Yellow , was recently released in the territory. ''The word 'yellow' represents people of the yellow race and the music of the album is beautifully arranged,'' Tang said. The album was inspired by the bitter story of the singer's Taiwanese friend who studied in the United States about 20 years ago. ''There was a basketball match between two teams - one made up of white people and one made up of 'yellow' people. When the match was in progress, the US cheering team shouted, 'The whites will beat the yellows!' '' Tang said. After hearing his friend's story, Tang was disturbed and uncomfortable. He decided to use the issue as the theme for his album. ''This is a meaningful task as I also belong to the 'yellow' race. I feel an urge to write about my homeland and my love and feelings for it,'' he explained. Tang started to learn music in 1975 in Mongolia. He played a special kind of four-string Mongolian musical instrument. Since he had sensitive hearing, he was selected by his school to be the only conductor. The singer, who is a lover of rock music, also composes classical music. According to Tang, the public performance of rock music was prohibited in China until recently. ''Because China has relaxed its policy, I can now present a variety of rock music to the Chinese population,'' he said. The singer recently formed a band temporarily named Tang Gaal - Dance with the Wolf. He chose the name because of the close association between Mongolians and wolves in the ancient days. The band comprises seven members, most of whom are Mongolian, including Tang. Hoping to get better at pop music and enter the international music scene, Tang has high expectations of his band. ''We are working hard and we hope to stage our own concert in the middle of the year,'' he said. ''When we are mature enough, we will take our performance to Hongkong.''