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.