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Alibaba's Jack Ma and actor Jet Li open tai chi school in China

Former Alibaba CEO Jack Ma performs tai chi at the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters

Movie star Jet Li has joined up with renowned Chinese internet entrepreneur Jack Ma to open a tai chi school in a bid to promote the traditional exercise.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Midnight fighter

When news broke last month that Peter Chan Ho-sun's new martial arts film would feature at this year's Cannes Film Festival, local film industry movers - or at least those generous enough to look at their field from a more impartial position - breathed a collective sigh of relief.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Jet Li fronts up to steal the Cannes thunder

Peter Chan Ho-sun's Wu Xia makes its debut at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow, but Tsui Hark has stolen his thunder with a publicity poster for his upcoming summer 3-D blockbuster Flying Swords of Dragon Gate appearing on the cover of trade journal The Hollywood Reporter yesterday.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Jet Li's citizenship change no big deal

Remember the backlash when Gong Li became a Singaporean citizen to join her Lion City husband, sparking fury among mainland netizens, who called her a traitor? Well, we wonder why Jet Li (below) hasn't been crucified by the same zealous nationalists?

3 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Starlet comes quietly out of hiding for Los Angeles Mummy premiere

Since the whole Emperor Entertainment Group debacle of lawsuits and counter-suits broke out, starlet Isabella Leong Lok-sze has been lying low, mostly outside Hong Kong. But she resurfaced in public over the weekend at the American premiere of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

29 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Kung fu greats miss the mark

Pairing Jackie Chan and Jet Li - currently the two biggest kung fu stars - in a martial arts fantasy sounds like a grand slam. But The Forbidden Kingdom misfires so badly, you'll feel cheated.

The film begins with Jason (Michael Angarano), a teenager who loves Hong Kong kung fu movies, being transported to ancient China where an evil warlord (Collin Chou) rules.

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Jackie Chan proves his financial worth

Critics and diehard martial arts fans might scoff at Jackie Chan's new movie, The Forbidden Kingdom, for selling out to Hollywood, but we say that happened way back with the first Rush Hour movie. Obviously the formula works, because he and Jet Li's first movie together pulled in US$20 million last weekend, making it America's No1 film.

23 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Shaolin shows the way to make money

From producing a reality television martial arts contest, Kung Fu Idol, to licensing the Shaolin brand to a Taiwanese online gaming company, the revered Shaolin Monastery is testimony to a popular Chinese notion that money can be made out of everything, and cultural heritage is no exception.

11 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Jet flies off to live in Singapore

Film star Jet Li Lianjie has moved to Singapore because he wants his two children to receive a better education.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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