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
- 7 things the world's happiest people do every day
- How U.S. special forces are preparing for the worst-case scenario in North Korea
- Why Israel can no longer let the Palestinian Authority be responsible for security in the West Bank
- Why you should really take a nap this afternoon, according to science
- Why you shouldn't eat dog. Not even once.
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- How social conservatives became a minority in need of protection
- Grammar quiz: Do you know the passive voice?
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
Subscribe to the Week