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hanswu25
15 Jan 13,, 03:35
Americans know Jackie Chan best for his cheery, acrobatic performances in action movies such as “Rumble in the Bronx” and “Rush Hour,” made successful by his amazing martial artistry and self-effacing comedy. Chinese know Chan, a Hong Kong native, for largely the same reasons. But they also know him for something most Americans might find surprising: He is passionately political, a staunch defender of the Chinese Communist Party and harsh critic of anyone he sees as opposing Beijing. Today, that includes the United States.

The anti-Americanism of Jackie Chan (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/01/10/the-anti-americanism-of-jackie-chan/)

xinhui
15 Jan 13,, 03:38
and his father is a KMT spy....

kyli
15 Jan 13,, 04:28
and his father is a KMT spy....

And his wife is Taiwanese. Plus his son was American. He is just a big mouth actor. A few years ago, he said that the Chinese TVs would blow up. Will that constitute him as anti-communism?

hanswu25
15 Jan 13,, 05:27
That's what he wants to do, criticizes Communist government "behind the door" but becomes their mouthpiece and feeds propaganda to foreigners outside it. I wonder which version he uses to teach his son, "indoor" or "outdoor"? But I doubt if Jaycee Chan considers himself an American.

xinhui
15 Jan 13,, 05:42
what is the point of this.... he is an actor, not a political figure nor a philosopher. Don't watch his flick if you don't like it. I have stopped watching his crap since high school

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw_vyn5qx34

kyli
15 Jan 13,, 07:59
Xinhui, the point is no one should praise the Chinese government in any sort of way even if it came from some big mouth actor. Otherwise, he or she will become a communist sympathizer and mouthpiece. The problem is people who portray Jackie as a Communist mouthpiece or fear about the Chinese propaganda should first look at the world today. What kind of propaganda is the dominate ideology? For a communist nation that its number one enemy is the Maoists and its number one problem is wealth poor gap, its actions and reality speak louder than words.

As for Jackie and his son Jaycee Chan,
Jaycee Chan considered himself as an American or not. It is his business, not ours.

As for Jackie, an actor is an actor. He is no politician. People might watch Jackie Chan's movies but very few would give a damn about his views. In HK, people called Jackie as a hypocrite, and making all sort of jokes about him. He got criticized for making many stupid comments. Do people give much weight about Jackie's opinions? next to zero. Do people watch Jackie's movies? Some do.

lemontree
15 Jan 13,, 08:51
In India Jackie Chan has a very big fan following. Indians do like his movies for the comedy he brings in the fight scenes.
So what if he speaks for his country? If he did not, someone would call him a traitor.

However, the demi-God status is reserved for Bruce Lee.

kyli
15 Jan 13,, 09:37
Jackie's reputation in HK tanked a little bit because of the cheating scandal. Although, his wife didn't and doesn't give a damn about it as long as she is still Mrs. Chen.

kato
15 Jan 13,, 19:13
Uh, excuse me if i raise one question.

When exactly did supporting the government of the PRC become support of communism?

Because the PRC hasn't been even remotely communist since at least 1976.

Doktor
15 Jan 13,, 22:07
They are doing rather well under the conservatives, don't they?

hanswu25
15 Jan 13,, 22:45
Uh, excuse me if i raise one question.

When exactly did supporting the government of the PRC become support of communism?

Because the PRC hasn't been even remotely communist since at least 1976.

But they still claim to be communists. What could we tell them? That they are just a bunch of fake communist power hunger greedy dictators?

Enzo Ferrari
08 Mar 13,, 11:50
But they still claim to be communists. What could we tell them? That they are just a bunch of fake communist power hunger greedy dictators?

No question mark need. They are just a bunch of fake communist power hunger greedy dictators.

BTW, Ang Lee, on the other way, simply pure class director.

Tanker
08 Mar 13,, 18:29
Jackie Chan, shown here at a comedy show in San Diego, disparaged the United States on a Chinese TV show. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


He isn't at a comedy show in San Diego. He is at ComicCon the worlds largest comic book/toy/movie/sci-fi event. He was there with the other actors and crew (Oliver Platt musician Kenny G, and Korean actor Kwone Sang Woo) from his new movie "Chinese Zodiak".


Aaaaah.....the media.

tankie
08 Mar 13,, 18:43
The only communistic state that works ,,is in a bees or ants nest ,,,,or the Borg

Chogy
12 Mar 13,, 16:02
The Borg... Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01: she can assimilate me anytime. Resistance is not only futile, it is non-existent! :biggrin:

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Doktor
12 Mar 13,, 16:08
The Borg... Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01: she can assimilate me anytime. Resistance is not only futile, it is non-existent! :biggrin:

Chogy is home alone ;)

Tanker
12 Mar 13,, 16:28
Nope....basement.


Chogy is home alone ;)

DOR
13 Mar 13,, 03:22
The only communistic state that works ,,is in a bees or ants nest ,,,,or the Borg

Don't forget Singapore.

Bigfella
13 Mar 13,, 05:10
Don't forget Singapore.

Some years ago I had a conversation with an American academic at NUS who had previously taught in Laos & Vietnam. He said, only half joking ;"I've finally ended up in a socialist state that works".

Ahnuy
05 Jul 13,, 01:53
I think dealing with China and dealing with USA are both touchy subjects. You have to be careful with both, but China is really bad when it comes to free speech. They will mess you or your family up if you do anything that makes them look bad. I generally find it is safer to not care about what celebrities think, they're no more intelligent that anyone else.