Broadcasters

















Latest topics

» TBG Pre-Summer Community Update
Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:42 pm by SuperHadouken

» Your Favorite Game?
Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:47 am by KingNayru

» The ^<v Game
Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:35 pm by KingNayru

» What's your steam username?
Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:52 pm by KingNayru

» Post your Firefox theme!
Tue May 26, 2009 11:29 pm by DeltronZero000

Top posters

vietdzine (185)
 
Kym (119)
 
SuperHadouken (109)
 
Sorixas (89)
 
MuRRizzLe (54)
 
Nolan0wnsyou (52)
 
jerikolekach (46)
 
ItsEvoDuh (41)
 
chcltmoney2 (37)
 
radgravity (36)
 

    Jackie Chan's China Comments Prompt Backlash

    Share
    avatar
    SuperHadouken
    TBG Admin
    TBG Admin

    Posts : 109
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2009-04-17
    Age : 10
    Location : Sogeki no shima.

    Jackie Chan's China Comments Prompt Backlash

    Post  SuperHadouken on Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:49 pm

    HONG KONG - Action star Jackie Chan 's comments wondering whether Chinese people "need to be controlled" have drawn sharp rebuke in his native Hong Kong and in Taiwan .

    Chan told a business forum in the southern Chinese province of Hainan that a free society may not be beneficial for China 's authoritarian mainland.

    "I'm not sure if it's good to have freedom or not," Chan said Saturday. "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."

    He went on to say that freedoms in Hong Kong and Taiwan made those societies "chaotic."

    Chan's comments drew applause from a predominantly Chinese audience of business leaders, but did not sit well with lawmakers in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

    "He's insulted the Chinese people. Chinese people aren't pets," Hong Kong pro-democracy legislator Leung Kwok-hung told The Associated Press. "Chinese society needs a democratic system to protect human rights and rule of law."

    Another lawmaker, Albert Ho, called the comments "racist," adding: "People around the world are running their own countries. Why can't Chinese do the same?"

    Former British colony Hong Kong enjoys Western-style civil liberties and some democratic elections under Chinese rule. Half of its 60-member legislature is elected, with the other half picked by special interest groups. But Hong Kong's leader is chosen by a panel stacked with Beijing loyalists.

    In democratically self-ruled Taiwan, which split from mainland China during a civil war in 1949, legislator Huang Wei-che said Chan himself "has enjoyed freedom and democracy and has reaped the economic benefits of capitalism. But he has yet to grasp the true meaning of freedom and democracy."

    Chan's comments were reported by news outlets in Hong Kong and Taiwan, but were ignored by the mainland Chinese press.

    Although Chan was a fierce critic of the brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in June 1989, which killed at least hundreds, he has not publicly criticized China's government in recent years and is immensely popular on the mainland.

    He performed during the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics and took part in the Olympic torch relay .

    Chan also is vice chairman of the China Film Association, a key industry group.

    What's your thoughts on this?


    _________________


    avatar
    My_Name_Is_Chris_Hansen
    Super Noob
    Super Noob

    Posts : 16
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2009-04-25

    Re: Jackie Chan's China Comments Prompt Backlash

    Post  My_Name_Is_Chris_Hansen on Sun May 03, 2009 12:19 am

    I think this is just another case of the media blowing things out of proportion when people are just being blatantly honest. The same thing happened when Barrack Obama compared his bowling score to someone in the special olympics. People need to learn that not everyone needs to be politically correct all of the time. And all the "whistle blowers" in the media need to stfu. All they do is make the situation worse.
    avatar
    phillythakidd
    Super Noob
    Super Noob

    Posts : 23
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2009-05-11
    Age : 36
    Location : philly bitch!!!!

    Re: Jackie Chan's China Comments Prompt Backlash

    Post  phillythakidd on Mon May 11, 2009 9:23 am

    My_Name_Is_Chris_Hansen wrote:I think this is just another case of the media blowing things out of proportion when people are just being blatantly honest. The same thing happened when Barrack Obama compared his bowling score to someone in the special olympics. People need to learn that not everyone needs to be politically correct all of the time. And all the "whistle blowers" in the media need to stfu. All they do is make the situation worse.
    agreed, im sure it was takin out of context and b4 u know it people will be qouting him as saying chinese people are pets
    avatar
    Sorixas
    Team Killer
    Team Killer

    Posts : 89
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2009-05-08
    Age : 24
    Location : 45 min from Tasha, Canada

    Re: Jackie Chan's China Comments Prompt Backlash

    Post  Sorixas on Mon May 18, 2009 2:25 pm

    My_Name_Is_Chris_Hansen wrote:I think this is just another case of the media blowing things out of proportion when people are just being blatantly honest. The same thing happened when Barrack Obama compared his bowling score to someone in the special olympics. People need to learn that not everyone needs to be politically correct all of the time. And all the "whistle blowers" in the media need to stfu. All they do is make the situation worse.

    And, you can't forget the swine fl- uhm H1N1 Influenza. In Canada, everyone is freaking out because we have a few MILD cases >.>. Stupid media.

    Sponsored content

    Re: Jackie Chan's China Comments Prompt Backlash

    Post  Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:08 pm