Jackie Chan: US, Not China, Most Corrupt Country

The Daily Mail reports Hong Kong action star, Jackie Chan, has called America ‘the most corrupt country in the world’: ‘If you talk about corruption, the entire world, the United States has no corruption?’ Chan asked the host. ‘Where does this Great Breakdown (financial crisis) come from? It started exactly from the world, the United States,’ Chan told the interviewer. ‘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,’ continued the Rush Hour star. ‘If our own countrymen don’t support our country, who will support our country?’ The Hong Kong actor has made controversial statements in the past regarding the Chinese people saying they need to be controlled. Chan, known in Hollywood for his role in the “Rush Hour”movies, had made these more recent comments in an interview on Phoenix TV to promote his new movie. According to the South China Morning Post, Chan also said Chinese people should only criticize China to other Chinese people: “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. Chan recently sparked controversy for suggesting protesters be restricted in Hong Kong, and claiming he used “guns and grenades” to see off triad members. Mark Fisher at The Washington Post has claimed Chan’s anti-American comments reflect a bigger a strain of anti-Americanism in China today: Chan’s comments, though widely disparaged on Chinese social media, do reflect a certain strain of anti-Americanism that is particular to some elements of China. Like his criticism of Taiwanese and ...
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3 Responses to Jackie Chan: US, Not China, Most Corrupt Country

  1. Javed Mir says:

    –US most corrupt country —

    Being impartial as much as a journalist should be I think this perception that USA is considered the most corrupt country is based on this obvious fact that American society is the most advertised society in the world. Each and every incident is known worldwide so quickly because of internet. Otherwise human nature is the same every where.

  2. […] that can only be described as devolving into an anti-American rant, he recently asserted that America is the single most corrupt nation in the world.  His evidence?  The subprime mortgage debacle leading to the recent recession.  China, however, […]

  3. Will says:

    Every country including the US has some ultra-nationalist firebrands like Jackie Chan who foolishly command their compatriots that no public criticism of one’s own country should ever be made. Of course, Chan and the Chinese Communist Party would like to see such a world in which no domestic criticism of the government is ever made and the populace assents to every command of the party/state, but fortunately such a place does not exist except in their dumbed-down imagination. Even in North Korea there is criticism of the regime, but it is suppressed in public forums and usually made behind closed doors or whispered.