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Jackie Chan back in action, branding US more corrupt than China

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Jackie Chan back in action, branding US more corrupt than China

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Action star Jackie Chan has once again sparked controversy by branding America the world's "most corrupt" country in a TV interview.

His comments were slammed by The Washington Post's foreign affairs blogger Max Fisher as "anti-American" and a reflection of China's insecurity about itself.

Chan told Phoenix TV that China has been bullied by international powers for a long time and only began making progress in recent years.

Chan added that while China has a corruption problem, so do other nations, including America.

"If you talk about corruption, the entire world - America - has no corruption?" said the actor.

He went on to say America is "the most corrupt [country] in the world" - not China. "Where does this great breakdown [of corruption] come from? It started exactly from the [rest of the] world, the United States … If our own countrymen don't support our country, who will?" he said.

The interview to promote his new movie CZ12 was aired in December and translated into English by website Ministry of Tofu, but only alighted on by the US newspaper this week.

During the show, Chan also claimed that Chinese people should only criticism China among their own people, and not to foreigners.

"We [can] talk about it when the door is closed. To outsiders, [we should say], 'our country is the best'," he advised.

The programme then began rolling credits before Chan could finish his speech.

Chan's remarks have angered parts of the online community, both at home and abroad.

In The Washington Post's blog post, entitled The Anti-Americanism of Jackie Chan, Fisher said many US citizens familiar with Chan's movies would be surprised by his views.

"To the degree that Chan's comments were anti-American, they likewise reflect a common Chinese view of the United States, one that is rooted not just in attitudes toward America but in China's proud, but sometimes insecure, view of itself," Fisher said.

Chan recently sparked controversy for suggesting protesters be restricted in Hong Kong, and claiming he used "guns and grenades" to see off triad members.

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^ ^ ^ all of the above, tho it is possibly a toss-up which is more corrupt ..

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Those that were born in China were brought up and raised to have a belief that China is the best country in the world. That's just the way they view the world as a whole.

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See this link for a translation of his remarks (and a video 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?

Host: America.

Jackie: The most corrupt in the world.

Host: Really?

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.”

http://www.ministryoftofu.com/2012/12/the-most-corrupt-country-is-america-jackie-chans-comments-widely-panned-in-china/

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Those that were born in China were brought up and raised to have a belief that China is the best country in the world. That's just the way they view the world as a whole.

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That's like saying my crap was stinkier than your crap. They're both crap.

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Those that were born in China America were brought up and raised to have a belief that China America is the best country in the world. That's just the way they view the world as a whole.

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Those that were born in China were brought up and raised to have a belief that China is the best country in the world. That's just the way they view the world as a whole.

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This is news how ? The entire world knows America is the most corrupt . We dont need an actor to tell us this.

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I knew there would be a cool picture of Jackie Chan here.

I am not disappoint.

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Meh..... I guess bashing US is the latest on-going fad.

China is by far more corrupt than the US. The difference is that in the West we can talk about it, hence we're more aware of it. Do the same in China publicly and it's a just a matter of time before you'll be given a free trip to China's own all-inclusive resort "Club Gitmo".

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THIS THREAD: Another opportunity for a bunch of insecure Canadians to bash Americans

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THIS THREAD: Another opportunity for a possibly mature discussion regarding comparisons between China and the USA as to which country may be the more corrupt. Hopefully knowledgeable dialogue may ensue without trolling.

Every country and every government has it's share of corruption.

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Incoming: 35 edits to a post nobody cares about

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