Variety reports that Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan defended lack of freedom in China and said that the Chinese people might need to be controlled. Chan was speaking at an economic conference in Boao, China on Saturday and had been urged by other panelists to decry censorship on the mainland. Chan noted the “chaotic” nature of Hong Kong and Taiwan and said, “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.” According to the AP, his remarks have since prompted protests from some Hong Kong and Taiwanese lawmakers.
Posted April 20 2009 — 12:00 PM EDT
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