Jackie Chan does not believe that China is the country with the most serious corruption problems. Instead he pointed fingers at the USA, indicating from his utterances that America is the ‘most corrupt’ in the world.
The world-renowned actor and kungfu stuntman said this at a TV talk show in Hong Kong last month, where he discussed political events in China. His comments drew mixed reactions from the Chinese internet community, with some calling him a ‘fool’ who should focus more on his acting, and others saying that he is not far from the truth.
Well we got the excerpts of the interview:
Jackie Chan: The New China…The real success has been made in the past dozen of years. Our country’s president also admits they have the corruption problem, and some other stuff, but we are making progress. What I can see is our country is continuously making progress and learning. If you talk about corruption, the entire world, the America, has no corruption?
Jackie: The most corrupt in the world.
Jackie: Of course. Where does this Great Breakdown (depression) come from? It started exactly from the world, the United States. When I was interviewed in the U.S., people asked me, I said the same thing. I said now that China has become strong, everyone is making an issue of China. If our own countrymen don’t support our country, who will support our country? We know our country has many problems. We (can) talk about it when the door is closed. To outsiders, (we should say,) “our country is the best.”
Host: So he can’t get enough of his more than 20 ambassador titles. I think the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should ask him to be the ambassador to the United States.
Jackie: Seriously, I am always like, when the door is closed, “Our country is like this and this. Who and who is not good.” But outside, “Our country is the best, like so and so, is the best.” You cannot say our country has problems (when you are outside), like “Yes, our country is bad.”
Jackie made most of his fortune on American soil, yet it didn’t stop him from knocking her out … with his mouth.
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