Jackie Chan Angers Chinese With 'Controlling' Remarks

Jackie Chan in Opening Ceremony Of The 33rd HKIFF Gala Premiere
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Jackie Chan isn't so sure that China should be a free society, apparently. And unsurprisingly, this has angered a lot of people.

At a business forum in Hainan, a southern Chinese province, Chan said:
I'm not sure if it's good to have freedom or not. I'm gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled. If we're not being controlled, we'll just do what we want.
According to MSNBC, Chan went on to say that Hong Kong and Taiwan were "chaotic" societies as a result of the freedoms allowed to citizens there.

Chan's statements were warmly recieved at the business conference, but not in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Pro-democracy legislator Leung Kwok-Hung told the AP, "He's insulted the Chinese people. Chinese people aren't pets."


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  • Jackie Chan in Opening Ceremony Of The 33rd HKIFF Gala Premiere
  • Jackie Chan in Opening Ceremony Of The 33rd HKIFF Gala Premiere
  • Jackie Chan in Opening Ceremony Of The 33rd HKIFF Gala Premiere
  • Jackie Chan in Opening Ceremony Of The 33rd HKIFF Gala Premiere
  • Jackie Chan in Opening Ceremony Of The 33rd HKIFF Gala Premiere
  • Jackie Chan in Opening Ceremony Of The 33rd HKIFF Gala Premiere
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