Hong Kong-based Hollywood actor Jackie Chan has expressed his desire to join the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Previously, he had been criticized for supporting China’s repressive policies in the former British colony. At a conference here Thursday, Chan, 67, expressed his desire to join the CCP. At the conference, people associated with the Chinese film industry expressed their views on President Xi Jinping’s speech on the party’s founding day, July 1.
At the conference, Chan, vice chairman of the Chinese Film Association, expressed his desire to join the party, the Global Times reported. Chan said, “I can see the greatness of the CCP and I believe it (the party) is doing what it says it will deliver in a few decades, and what it promises to deliver in a hundred years.” “I want to become a member of the CCP,” he said.
Chan has been a supporter of the CCP for many years and was a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), an advisory body of experts appointed by the party. The actor, who specializes in martial arts, had been criticized for demonstrating in favor of democracy in Hong Kong in 2019.
“I have been to many countries and can say that our country has developed rapidly in recent years,” Chan said in an interview with Chinese state media. Everywhere I go, I am proud to be Chinese, and the five-star red flag is respected around the world.