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Jackie Chan harbours political ambitions

Updated on: 13 July,2021 08:01 AM IST  |  Beijing
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Chan, 67, expressed his desire at a symposium in which Chinese film insiders spoke and shared their thoughts regarding the keynote speech delivered by President Xi Jinping, at the centenary celebrations of the party on July 1.

Jackie Chan harbours political ambitions

Jackie Chan


Hong Kong-based Hollywood star Jackie Chan, who previously came under criticism for backing Beijing’s crackdown on pro-democracy protests in the former British colony, has expressed interest in joining the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC).


Chan, 67, expressed his desire at a symposium in which Chinese film insiders spoke and shared their thoughts regarding the keynote speech delivered by President Xi Jinping, at the centenary celebrations of the party on July 1.



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At the symposium, Chan, also the vice-chairman of the China Film Association, spoke about his interest to join CPC, state-run Global Times reported. “I can see the greatness of the CPC, and it will deliver what it says, and what it promises in less than 100 years, but only a few decades,” Chan said. “I want to become a CPC member,” he added.

Chan has been supporter of the CPC for years and served as a member of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) — an advisory body of professionals nominated by the party. He also drew criticism in 2019 when he criticised pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

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