Jackie Chan

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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 January, 2013, 2:34am

On film star Jackie Chan saying the US is the most corrupt nation in the world:

Patrick Siu - Corrupt no, violent yes. He can't even choose a correct adjective.

Ben Nijhoff - Gee, so he oversimplified things a little. Maybe he had 1 too many at Starbucks? Big deal, he may have some point … but I wouldn't bet on things being better in many other places than the US.

Pedro F. Xavier - Jackie is correct this time … America is corrupt, don't you see the wars that are going on and those that are coming.


On Christians staging a rally outside government headquarters to show their opposition to proposed legislation outlawing discrimination against sexual minorities:

Shun Kiang - Separation of church and state. And plus, no self-respecting democratic state can go on ignoring the systematic and structural violence done to individuals who have been wrongly labelled as "social dissidents". Equal representation to all, that's the fundamental core of democracy.

Joseph Ko - These are radical Christians trying to impose their dogmatic ideas upon the whole society. Anti-discrimination legislation rests on the premise of mutual respect, and any person's sexual inclination (as is his/her religious belief) should be respected as long as such does not infringe on the same freedom by others or work to the disadvantage of others. On northern China's health alert as smog worsens:

Patrick Shu Wing-lee - Hong Kong may be polluted the same too one day. Better do something quickly now to prevent this.

Jonathan Smith - Pollution is a problem which can be addressed. Let's hope that the new government in Beijing will be wise enough to make it a high priority.