News / Arts & Entertainment

Actor Jackie Chan 'Ashamed' About Son's Drug Arrest

Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan reacts during an interview at a premiere of his new film " Break up club " in Hong Kong Monday, June 14, 2010.
Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan reacts during an interview at a premiere of his new film " Break up club " in Hong Kong Monday, June 14, 2010.
VOA News

Kungfu film star Jackie Chan has apologized for his son's arrest in China last week on drug charges.

In a blog post on Wednesday, the martial arts master said he was "enraged" and "disappointed" with son Jaycee Chan, 31.

"You’ve done something wrong and you have to be responsible for the consequences," Jackie Chan publicly wrote to his son.

Police in Beijing took the younger Chan into custody on August 14, along with Taiwanese actor Kai Ko, also known as Ko Chen-tung. More than 100 grams of marijuana were found in Chan's home.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports he is charged with "accommodating suspected drug users."

According to Xinhua, drug-related arrests are up 72 percent over last year as officials crack down on dealers.

You May Like

Video Miami Cubans Divided on New US Policy

While older, more conservative Cuban Americans have promoted anti-Castro political movement for years, younger generations say economically, it is time for change More

2014 Sees Dramatic Uptick in Boko Haram Abductions

Militants suspected in latest mass kidnapping of over 100 people in Gumsuri, Nigeria on Sunday More

Video Cuba Deal Is Major Victory for Pope

Role of Francis hailed throughout US, Latin America - though some Cuban-American Catholics have mixed feelings More

This forum has been closed.
Comment Sorting
Comments
     
by: Frankie Fook-lun Leung from: Los Angeles
August 29, 2014 6:33 PM
I was interviewed by Voice of America Chinese news on this subject. You can hear my actual voice.


by: Frankie Fook-lun Leung from: Los Angeles
August 27, 2014 11:27 PM
It is rumored that Jackie Chan sided with the wrong gang in Beijing and that gang lost power in the struggle. Hence Jackie Chan became a victim of the struggle and lost out to the opposing winning gang. The lesson for jackie Chan: don't be too cocky even if you are the idol in the eyes of some in power. They are using you until such time you either lose value or they lose power.


by: Frankie Fook-lun Leung from: Los Angeles
August 22, 2014 12:40 PM
Jackie Chan is a shoe-shiner boy for China, making outrageous statements angering Hong Kong and Taiwan people. Now China gave him no face and arrested his son. If he were smart, he would reflect. I don't think he will.

Featured Videos

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Sudan School Becomes Target of Aerial Attacksi
X
December 19, 2014 12:45 AM
The school dropout rate is at an all-time high in Sudan's South Kordofan state because many schools have been destroyed during the three-year civil war between the government and SPLA-N rebel forces. Adam Bailes visited Sudan's Nuba Mountains' region and reports many children are simply too scared to go to school
Video

Video Sudan School Becomes Target of Aerial Attacks

The school dropout rate is at an all-time high in Sudan's South Kordofan state because many schools have been destroyed during the three-year civil war between the government and SPLA-N rebel forces. Adam Bailes visited Sudan's Nuba Mountains' region and reports many children are simply too scared to go to school
Video

Video VOA Reporter Tours Devastated Peshawar School

Islamist militants wearing military uniforms and strapped with explosives attacked a military run school Tuesday in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. At least 141 people were killed in the horrific attack, most of them young students. VOA reporter Ayaz Gul visited the devastated school and attended the funeral of the principal who courageously tried to save her students from the deadly attack.
Video

Video Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram Languish in Camp Near Capital

In its five-year effort to impose Islamic law in northeastern Nigeria, the Boko Haram extremist group has killed thousands of people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee. Some of those who ran for their lives now live in squalor on the edges of the capital, Abuja. Chris Stein reports for VOA.
Video

Video Putin Says Russian Economy Will Emerge Stronger

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country's sinking economy will not only recover but also become stronger, despite falling oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports.
Video

Video Detained Turkish Journalists Follow Teachings of US-Based Preacher

The Turkish government’s jailing of critical journalists has sparked international condemnation and is being seen as an effort to undermine the followers of an ailing Turkish preacher based in the United States. VOA religion reporter Jerome Socolovsky has more.
Video

Video ‘Anti-Islamization’ Marches Increase Tensions In Germany

Anti-immigrant rallies in Germany have been building in recent weeks, peaking Monday night in the city of Dresden where tens of thousands of people turned out to demonstrate against what they call the ‘Islamization’ of the West. Germany has offered asylum to more Syrian refugees than any other country, and this appears to have set off the protests. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
Video

Video Aceh Rebuilt Decade After Tsunami, But Scars Remain

On December 26, 2004 there was an earthquake in the Indian Ocean so powerful it caused the Earth’s axis to wobble a few centimeters. Onshore on the island of Sumatra, the resulting tsunami was devastating. A decade later, VOA Correspondent Steve Herman reports from Banda Aceh, Indonesia, where although there is little remaining evidence of the physical devastation, the psychological scars among survivors remain.
Video

Video Refugees Living in Kenya Long for Peace in the Home Countries

Kenya is host to numerous refugees seeking safe haven from conflict. Immigrants from Somalia face challenges in their new lives in Kenya. Ahead of International Migrants Day (December 18) Lenny Ruvaga has more for VOA News from the Kenyan capital.

All About America

AppleAndroid

New in Music Alley

Soul Lounge

"Soul Lounge" host Shawna Renee catches up with soul singer and songwriter Russell Taylor to hear what he’s been up to since winning the VH1 "You Oughta Know" title in 2013. She also convinces him to share a few songs from his album "War of Hearts."