Jackie Chan: The New Philosopher

You all know Jackie Chan, the action star.

But as me, you just discovered that this actor is also… a philosopher… 😉

When he was participating in a panel at the annual Boao Forum he said (HERE):


“I’m not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not,” Chan said. “I’m really confused now. If you’re too free, you’re like the way Hong Kong is now. It’s very chaotic. Taiwan is also chaotic.”

“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.”


For someone, as a Hong Kong resident, who can enjoy freedom and travel freely, it’s quite funny.

I do not want to comment on what he said, because that is obviously totally stupid.

Sure, an autocratic China is much better…

Sure, a full corrupted party is much better…

This week, an explosion (again) in an illegal coal mine (illegal? How come is it possible in this so beautiful China?) killed at least 18 people.

According the official report, there are about 16,000 mines in China and 80% are illegal. It’s a well known fact. What did China do? Nothing.

Of course, it has nothing to do with the local chiefs and party who must get some “advantages” to close their eyes on it.

So sure, Jackie Chan.

Maybe, you should concentrate on acting and avoid talking about subjects totally out of your league.


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2 Responses

  1. darling,
    this guy actually is “Australian” officially (with Australian passport)
    i don’t the story why he is so involved in the politics these days
    probably no more movie to make anymore…
    but you know what, he is actually right about China
    it needs to be controlled
    can you imagine such a huge country losing control??
    no no no, that would be very very bad for everybody.
    so yeah, China, please keep it this way
    and I don’t know about HK,
    but as for Taiwan, we are happy with what we are now, chaotic or not
    we have our own sense of order, even though it may not be obvious for an outsider 😉
    you know, US can be chaotic sometimes,
    maybe next time, he should also pick on them …
    oh no, he wouldn’t coz US is a big country, too big to mess up with
    ok, how about Thailand or Vietnam?

  2. Hi Jo 🙂
    I had no idea about his Australian passport…
    …Pick on US?
    I don’t think so he is able to do that. His brain is obviously too limited to… HKG and Taiwan, as his “China” trained him.
    Beside, maybe you know “who” is behind the movie industry there.
    That could explain…
    See how “they” threatened the Hong Kong-Canadian actor…
    It seems that media and legislators in HKG and Taiwan had some “words” to him today…

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