Jackie Chan, China’s biggest movie star, came under fire this week for telling a group of business leaders that political freedom can lead to “chaos.” “I’m gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese
need to be controlled,” said Chan, who lives and makes his kung fu films in Hong Kong and Hollywood. “If we’re not being controlled, we’ll just do what we want.” Chan’s speech was widely reported, and condemned, in Hong Kong, but was ignored by the mainland Chinese media.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why all drugs should be legal. (Yes, even heroin.)
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- How to trim $500 from your monthly spending
- Comic-Con 2014: Everything we learned about Avengers 2, Batman v. Superman, and more
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- The big, gaping hole in the liberal policy arsenal
- 7 ideas from ancient thinkers that will improve your modern life
- Are there too many good shows on television?
- The forgotten victims of the war in Ukraine
- The weird obsession that's ruining the GOP
Subscribe to the Week