May 21, 2013
Regulate Dissent in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan Says
Posted on Dec 13, 2012
Jackie Chan spent decades playing the role of a tough guy who says no with his fists, but the Chinese action star recently told reporters he thinks the government should place limits on the right of citizens in his hometown to protest.
Hong Kong is a former British colony that was returned to China in 1997 and now operates under the semiautonomous status of a “special administrative region.” Residents prize their “Western-style civil liberties,” including the freedom to demonstrate, which mainland Chinese do not enjoy.
Hong Kong has played host to an increasing number of protests against its Beijing-backed leader, Leung Chun-ying, a lack of democracy and concerns over Beijing’s mounting influence.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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