Hong Kong crisis: Actor Jackie Chan has shown his support for China

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“Recently, there have been events in Hong Kong that have saddened and depressed people,” the actor said in an interview with CCTV.

“On the one hand, I want to express my most sincere patriotism both as a member of the Hong Kong community, but also as a Chinese and national flag bearer,” he said.

“Hong Kong is the place where I was born and my homeland. China is my country. I love my country. I really hope Hong Kong can find peace quickly.”

Born in 1954 in Hong Kong, the actor is the son of Chinese nationals who was forced to flee during the Chinese Civil War. An action movie star in Hong Kong in the 1970s – 1990s, before trying his luck in Hollywood, Jackie Chan has come close to Chinese rule in recent years.

He made “1911”, a film to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution of 1911. He also appeared in “The Founding of a Republic”, a celebration of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. In 2017, he participated in a propaganda film entitled “The Glory and the Dream”.

In this documentary, he celebrates the “Chinese dream”, this concept of a reborn China promoted by President Xi Jinping. “It doesn’t matter what you do. Since you respect your country, society, nation, and family, you help us achieve the Chinese dream,” he said.

Actor Anthony Wong, known for his roles in “Time and Tide”, “Infernal Affairs” and “Vengeance”, is among the few actors in Hong Kong who have publicly shown their support for pro-democracy protesters.

Deanie Ip, singer and actress in “A Simple Life”, by Ann Hui, rewarded at the Venice Film Festival, announced her commitment to autonomous territory in the press: “Hong Kong can be saved,” she told local media. The actress, who protested against the Chinese authorities in 2014, has been blacklisted in recent years.

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