Friday, May 31, 2013

China Popstar Launch Photos

On May 22, 2013, Jackie attended the launch ceremony for Shandong Television's new talent contest - “China Popstar” in Beijing. On hand was a young reporter who got a big hug from Jackie.

Charity Research Center Part 2

From Jackie on Weibo and a few more photos:

Yesterday I was at the Communication University of China to co-found China's first charity research center to study how to disseminate a culture of charity. I have been doing charity for 30 years, and I have recognized that charity is an attitude to life. To donate one yuan is charity, to donate ten million is charity, filial piety is charity, and to work as a volunteer and more are all good deeds. I co-founded the media research center with the University so that, through research, we can promote the concept of charity, to implement activities, and to train personnel for charity work and in conclusion to determine what is needed to make charity become the Chinese people's way of life? I hope it will bring more positive energy to society. The culture of philanthropy starts with ourselves, but can eventually affect the whole world. Only on the day when charity is not "charity" but a cultural norm, can we say, on that we achieved our goal!

昨天,我在传媒大学挂牌,成立了中国第一个研究如何传播慈善文化的学术中心。我做慈善30多年,一直認同它是一種生活態度,捐一元是慈善,捐一千万也是慈 善,孝顺父母和当義工,更加是善行。我与传媒大学共同成立这个研究中心,就是要通过课题研究、理念推广、活动执行、人才培养四项工作得出结论 怎样做才能让慈善成为中国人的生活方式?我希望它能带动起社会更多正能量,把慈善文化,由自己做起,最终可以影响全世界。只有当慈善不是“慈善”而是文化 常态,那一天我们的工作目标就达成了!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Charity Research Center Opening

Jackie attended the opening ceremony for a research center dedicated to the development of professionals in the charity field and research into new propogation models for charity and related matters in Beijing today. The Center is co-sponsered by the Beijing University of Communication and Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation.

A number of media students at the university grabbed the opportunity to take photos of and with Jackie, who was happy to oblige.

Monday, May 27, 2013


An assortment of clips that have been uploaded of the China Popstar Launch Ceremony.

A Busy Weekend

Jackie had a busy weekend this weekend, visiting the 9th Beijing Garden Show on Saturday, and on Sunday he attended the Departure Ceremony for two truckloads of supplies for Ya'an, made an advert for the Ya'an tea farmers and visited the showroom for BNBM houses who are helping the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation build 100 houses for the elderly in Ya'an with their eco-friendly green houses.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Jackie Chan wants to be Iron Man

 Jackie Chan has revealed that he wants to play Iron Man.Chan said that he would replace Robert Downey Jr if the actor elects to leave the role at Marvel Studios.”I really want to play Iron Man but I don’t think the audiences want to see me as Iron Man,” he told IGN. “Anyway, nobody pays me big money to make this kind of movie. I love Iron Man and this kind of movie, but no-one hires me.” Downey’s continued role in the Iron Man and Avengers films has been in question since the release of Iron Man 3.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Video: Jackie Chan Interview Cannes 2013

Jackie Chan  interview in Cannes 2013.

Salute to Jackie Chan

 The Academy’s summer of kung fu continues with a salute to this renowned martial arts master, action star and comedian. With over 100 film appearances, and through his frequent work as a producer, director and writer, Jackie Chan has become a global phenomenon, all the while performing his own incredible stunt...
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jackie Chan Skiptrace

Some details have emerged about Jackie's new movie "Skiptrace" which he is currently promoting in Cannes.

Jackie plays a detective who has been tracking the activities of a gang for more than ten years, but is suspended after being framed  by the gang. An American gambler runs out on his debt to the gang and Jackie has to protect him and his niece (played by Fan Bingbing) from being killed by a professional hitman hired by the gang. The cat and mouse game takes them from Hong Kong to Macao, to Siberia and to Mongolia. The clash of different cultures adds to the fun and adventure.

Jackie Brings Awareness to Old Houses

After all the controversy around Jackie's donation of four of his old buildings to Singapore, this article points out the heart of the issue and why its important to focus on conserving heritage buildings.

Speaking to China Central Television recently, Jackie Chan said he would go ahead with his plan to donate four old buildings purchased from Anhui province to a Singapore university. "I have done nothing to taint my country. I do not pursue fame and wealth as I already have them," Chan told CCTV. Chan bought the buildings two decades ago because he realized their historical and aesthetic value. That he is donating the buildings to a university rather than selling them to make profit is a welcome move, says an article in Yangtze Evening News. Excerpts:

No one knows whether the buildings would have existed until now, let alone being considered heritage structures, had Chan not bought them 20 years ago. In fact, only a handful of people knew about the buildings before Chan announced that he would donate them to a Singapore university.

For many people, such buildings don't have any aesthetic, architectural or even financial value, and it is highly likely that they would have been demolished if these people had had their way. And it is a pity that many of those who oppose (and condemn) Chan's decision to donate the buildings to a Singapore university are involved in activities that damage (and even destroy) the few existing ancient buildings or turn a blind eye to demolition of heritage structures.

It is easy for such people to use the Internet to criticize a celebrity but very difficult to do something concrete to protect old buildings. Therefore, we should try to find out why ancient buildings are sold in the first place and what should be done to protect them, instead of quarreling about whom Chan has donated the buildings to.

Official Police Story 2013 Poster for Cannes

Monday, May 20, 2013

Jackie at Cannes Film Festival

Jackie Chan is at the International Cannes Film Festival, France, to promote his upcoming production, Skiptrace. Asian actress Fan Bing Bing will star opposite Jackie in this English-language film, which is based on an original idea by Jackie about a Hong Kong detective and an American gambler.
The film festival starts from 15 May, 2013 till 26 May, 2013.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Jackie Chan's Son Will Get None Of His $130 Million treasure

Being the only son of worldwide video celebrity Jackie Chan apparently arrives with numerous privileges and advantages. Jackie Chan's only progeny, a 30 year vintage child entitled Jaycee, lived a life filled with opulent manors, luxurious holidays, costly vehicles, the best learning and much more. Jaycee was even been able to launch his very own vocalising and portraying vocation thanks to his well known father. But there is one significant thing that Jaycee will not obtain from his dad. Jackie Chan lately announced that upon his death, he will pledge 100% of his $130 million fortune to benevolent society and that his son Jaycee will be left out solely…

While acknowledging an award in Beijing, Jackie was inquired if Jaycee will inherit his huge treasure some day. Jackie asserted that he was originally proposing to donate half of his riches to charity and departing his family the other half but lately altered his will to depart 100% for charitable determinants all through the world. The elder Chan explained: "If he is adept, he can make his own cash. If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money." Jackie also conveyed regret for not dispatching Jaycee to the armed detachment where his son would have received "life know-how and character."

If Jaycee wants to extend living an extravagant way of life, his vocation is going to need a increase. Since 2004 Jaycee has emerged in around 20 movies, most of which have been foremost flops. Jaycee's 2012 movie "Double problem" became one of the large-scale box agency flops in history grossing just $9000 at the box agency, regardless of hefty marketing and promotion. He furthermore starred alongside his father in 2010′s "1911″ which became Jackie's lowest performing movie ever.

Jackie is not the only celebrity who designs on giving their fortune to charity rather than of their young kids. Warren Buffett, account barriers and Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar are some of the more prominent billionaires who have promised their entire treasures to benevolent society. Buffett is an particularly staunch adversary of what he calls "dynastic riches" (wealth that is so vast it conceives generational dynasties). Buffett mentions to any person who grew up wealthy as a "member of the fortuitous sperm club" and, like Jackie Chan, solidly believes that if his children work hard sufficient they can accomplish large success the same way he did.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Jackie Chan Talks "Expendables 3"

Asked in Cannes this week about reports that he'll be in the next "The Expendables," actor Jackie Chan said:

"[The Expendables team] did contact me, but right now I have not read the script yet. I’d love to work with Stallone, but until I get back next week and meet Stallone and his manager, see the script… that’s when he’ll tell me what happens."

"I’d most like to have a fight scene with Stallone. Though I’d like to team up with him against the bad guy. There are so many action stars involved, it must be so difficult being the director. How do you share out every scene? 'I want to do something special, I want to do something special!' At the end, it’s all small parts, small parts, small parts. I want a big part! I hope I have a big part with Stallone!"

This follows on from a series of tweets Stallone wrote a few nights ago confirming Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke are joining the cast, and that Chan "might be making an appearance as well".

Friday, May 17, 2013

PHOTOS OF THE DAY 16/5/13 at the Cannes Film Festival

 Hiya! Jackie Chan goofs off at a photocall on a yacht at the Cannes Film Festival.

Jackie Chan will donate to Singapore

Despite various criticisms over his plans earlier, it was reported that action superstar Jackie Chan will be donating the four Hui-style ancient buildings to a Singapore university after all.
As reported on People Daily, the versatile star reaffirmed his plan during an interview with China Central Television on 12 May, stating that he will donate the four old buildings to the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
However, the actor added that he also planned to donate other properties of historic value to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
In his Weibo, Jackie stated, "I bought 10 old houses from Anhui province for my parents about 20 years. But the houses fell into disrepair and had termites after my parents passed away."
He revealed that the local governments in Anhui and Zhejiang provinces also requested for him to donate the houses.

Jackie Chan plans to give buildings to Beijing

Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan said in a television interview that he has hopes to donate six ancient architectural structures to Beijing, according to China Culture Daily.
Chan said that they will probably be erected in a garden. "The garden will be named Cheng Long Park or Cheng Long Peace Park. The garden will be a pro-environmental and cultural museum. It not only has these structures," said Chan, whose Chinese name is Cheng Long.
Chan's donation of ancient structures attracted tremendous attention when he posted on his Sina Weibo in April that he planned to donate another four ancient architectural structures worth of around $1.37 million to the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Many Internet users accused him for not loving the country because he did not keep the structures in China.

Monday, May 6, 2013

JC's Charity Dreams Began With Childhood Red Cross Experience

Martial arts star Jackie Chan became determined to get involved in charitable causes after he was helped by Red Cross workers as a child.

The Rush Hour actor's family struggled with money, and Chan recalls he was given basic items such as a toothbrush and clothes by charity volunteers while he was at school.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I said, 'Wow, thank you.' The man said, 'Don't thank me. If you really want to thank someone then you have to help other people.'
"I will never forget his words. Suddenly, I wanted to do charitable work. I was a poor child. I had nothing. And today I have everything. I'd rather give it away.
"When I was a child I didn't know why the Red Cross wanted to help me. But now I think we should help each other. Because in China, it's just too big. I think in the future there will be more charity in China. Charity in China brings harmony and love."
Chan has used his fame to set up a self-titled foundation which benefits youngsters and those in need in his native Hong Kong, and the actor's wealthy pals have also helped boost the cause.
He adds, "My friends tell me, 'I'm rich. But I don't have time to do charitable work.' So people just write me a cheque like this... a million."

New Hotel Opening

Mandarin Oriental Hotels opened a new 5 star hotel in Shanghai on the Huang Po River and invited Jackie to be the first official guest to check in.
 Jackie receives a souvenir from Liu Yong Managing Director of CITIC Group
 An artists view of the hotel on the river

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Dinner with Donnie Yen

On 1 May 2013 Jackie had dinner with Donnie Yen, Jing Tian, and Ivy Zhuyun in Beijing.