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The Sad Backstory of Jackie Chan’s Becoming a “Dog of China

Jackie Chan purchased a mansion in China at the end of August, and the unveiling of the house was widely reported. How did the Hong Kong star become a "publicity man" for the Chinese government?

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An interior photo of Jackie’s mansion posted on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter. The photo was criticized in Hong Kong, with some saying it shows Jackie’s “taste for luxury.

Jackie is no longer our star. He has become a dog of the Chinese Communist Party. ……

Hong Kong people now lament every time they see Jackie Chan on TV.

It was at the end of August that Jackie bought a 40 million yuan (about 800 million yen) condominium in Zhejiang Province, China. The Chinese media immediately rushed to the area, and a red carpet was rolled out in front of the condo for a grand “unveiling.

The media were all over the place, and a red carpet was laid out in front of the mansion. In Hong Kong, critics are saying, ‘Jackie is finally going to sit down and live in mainland China. There is the largest film studio in the Chinese movie industry near his home, but Jackie can easily commute to it because the rooftop of the mansion he purchased is equipped with a helipad” (local media reporter).

In ’19, Jackie made comments in support of the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance Amendment Bill, which triggered the Hong Kong democracy demonstrations. In addition, she has recently become conspicuously pro-Chinese government, as evidenced by her support for the introduction of the National Security Law in Hong Kong. The unveiling of the mansion is also seen as part of the Chinese government’s PR activities, using Jackie as a “publicity man.

It is no wonder that Hong Kong people criticize Jackie as a “dog of China” when they see her in this way. On the other hand, however, there are many people among them who feel sympathy for Jackie’s situation.

Some people actually feel sorry for Jackie,” explained a Shanghai-based newspaper reporter. What does that mean?

It is said that Jackie has some reasons why he has no choice but to follow China. One of them is his only son, actor and singer Jacy Zhang, 39.’ In 2002, Jacy was arrested by local police for providing a room in an apartment in Jackie’s name in Beijing as a place to use drugs. Drugs are a major crime in China, and it is not uncommon for a long sentence to be handed down. The sentence handed down to Jacy, however, was extremely light: six months in prison. Because of this, there are rumors that some sort of secret agreement may have been made between the Chinese government and Jackie.

Since his arrest, his son Jaycee had refrained from his activities, but reportedly resumed his singing career in Taiwan this August for the first time in seven years.

Without the Chinese government’s permission, it is impossible for Jaycee to resume his singing career. It is said that Jackie sacrificed herself for China in order for her son to resume his activities.

In 1989, the year of the Tiananmen Square protests, Jackie, along with other Hong Kong stars, participated in a large-scale event criticizing the Chinese Communist Party. Because he was loved by everyone in Hong Kong, the sadness over his transformation is profound.

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