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Hong Kong protests the reason top K-pop awards show skipping the city, music industry source says

One of the K-pop industrys biggest annual awards shows will be skipping Hong Kong this year due to the citys ongoing protests, a source with direct knowledge of the matter says.The Mnet Asian Music Awards (Mama) were launched in 1999 by South Korean entertainment company CJ E&M and have been staged in Hong Kong every year since 2012, as well as in other Asian cities including Macau, Singapore and Yokohama.Last year, the Mama ceremonies were split between Hong Kong, Seoul and Saitama in Japan,