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Jackie Chan criticizes Hong Kong protestors

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In a post yesterday hanging in his account of the social network Weibo, actor - born in Hong Kong British - has called on protesters "to their senses"

The actor and director Jackie Chan has criticized the economic losses resulting from the paralysis caused by the protest movement 'Occupy Central' in Hong Kong and has asked the protesters to think about the advantages that membership entails China. In a post yesterday hanging in his account of the social network Weibo, actor - born in Hong Kong British - has called on protesters "to their senses" and "meet the future loving the country and loving Hong Kong ". "I read in the news that losses now total 350,000 million (Hong Kong, about 35,000 million euros) and is something that makes me very nervous," Chan wrote. "I think all the people of Hong Kong should love Hong Kong," he added. To top it off, Chan ended his post with a mention of the song recorded in 2009 by the Chinese singer Liu Yuanyuan to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China: "Can there be a prosperous household without a powerful country ?, "according to the newspaper" South China Morning Post.

REACTIONS Answers to Chan's statement did not wait on Western sites like Facebook, where users criticized the "irony" that exude Chan's statements, citing another Chinese proverb: "To rule a country," wrote one user, "first have to rule your own family. "Other users referred to the personal life of Chan, whose son Jaycee was arrested in August for possession of marijuana. "How many have switched sentence your son for these statements?" Said a user of Weibo, a message later deleted, the newspaper 'Liberty Times'. This is not the first time Chan generates controversy in his hometown. In 2012, Hong Kong criticized for being a "city of protest" which would have to limit the right to demonstrate. "There you criticize everyone what they want and protest against all", declared in his day the 'Southern People Weekly', where he advised the authorities "to regulate the issues on which it is allowed or not manifest" .

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