Jackie Chan defends his ‘China comments’

April 22nd, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): After a controversy started following his comments about democracy in China, actor Jackie Chan has insisted that his remarks were taken out of context.

Chan, 55, a Hong Kong native and one of the Communist nation’s leading stars, had reportedly made the comment at a business forum in the country’s Hainan province on April 18.

“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,” Contactmusic quoted him as reportedly saying.

After the comments were revealed, he was heavily criticised by pro-democracy groups both in China and worldwide, but his representative has insisted that he was referring to freedom in the entertainment industry and not Chinese society at large.

“Some people with ulterior motives deliberately misinterpreted what he was saying,” Solon So, chief executive of Chan’s company JC Group, said. (ANI)

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