Jackie Chan (Chan Kong-sang) is a Hong Kong-born actor and action choreographer best known for his role as Detective Inspector Lee in Rush Hour. He is notable for bringing humour to martial arts movies and, over the course of appearing in more than 150 films, has become one of the only actors to perform all of his own stunts. Chan, an ambassador for UNICEF/UNAIDS, has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. An operatically trained vocalist, Chan is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred.
So Jackie Chan thinks protesting should be limited? He must have forgotten these photos...
Actor Jackie Chan has sparked controversy by suggesting that Hongkongers' right to demonstrate should be limited.
But the Rush Hour star has obviously forgotten his own penchant for protesting.
SCMP has unearthed three photographs showing the Hong Kong-born actor taking part in demonstrations over the years:
In November 2002 Chan was at the forefront of a protest against the publication of the Eastweek Magazine's front-page picture of a naked and distressed actress at Central Government Offices
In March 1999 Chan was photographed at an Anti-Piracy Alliance protest
In August 1996 the actor joined other Hong Kong movie stars join a march to protest against Triad violence
In an interview with Southern People Weekly Chan asserts that 'authorities should stipulate what issues people can protest over and on what issues it is not allowed'.
He said: "Hong Kong has become a city of protest. The whole world used to say it was South Korea. It is now Hong Kong.
"People scold China's leaders, or anything else they like, and protest against everything.
"The authorities should stipulate what issues people can protest over and on what issues it is not allowed."
We assume that anything Chan decides to protest over is allowed.