Donnie Yen is now a member of the National Committee of the CPPCC


Donnie Yen has both Chinese and American citizenships: Hong Kong (1963–1974, 2009–present) United States (1974–2010)

Donnie Yen is now a member of the National Committee of the CPPCC

The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, also known as the People’s PCC or simply the PCC, is a political advisory body in the People’s Republic of China and a central part of the Chinese Communist Party’s united front system. Wikipedia


Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen’s Oscar invitation sparks backlash, petition

As of Monday afternoon, an online petition calling for the cancellation of Donnie Yen’s invitation to present an award at this year’s Oscars has garnered over 31,000 signatures.

by Lea Mok 20 hours ago

In a letter attached to the petition, Yen was called “a supporter of the Chinese Communist regime” who “has made several remarks in support of the Chinese government’s policies, including supporting the implementation of the National Security Law in Hong Kong and accusing Hong Kong protesters of being rioters.”

The letter said Yen’s remarks violated “the spirit of freedom of speech” and denied Hongkongers’ rights to fight for freedom and democracy.

“If the Oscars Committee continues to invite such a person as a guest presenter, it will damage the image and reputation of the film industry and cause serious harm to human rights and moral values,” the letter reads.

In a recent interview, Yen, who starred alongside Keanu Reeves in the latest John Wick movie, told a GQ reporter that Hong Kong’s anti-extradition bill unrest in 2019 were not protests. “It was a riot,” he said.

Protests erupted in June 2019 over a since-axed extradition bill. They escalated into sometimes violent displays of dissent against police behaviour, amid calls for democracy and anger over Beijing’s encroachment. Demonstrators demanded an independent probe into the police conduct, amnesty for those arrested and a halt to the characterisation of protests as “riots.” 

Saying that he did not wish to get political, Yen added that he expected some people would be upset by his stance, “but I’m speaking from my own experience.”

He said that China’s progress in modernisation stunned him, but international media was not fair to China: “The BBC, CNN, they never talk about that. They never mention the true side of it. But I’m there, you know?”









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1 Response to Donnie Yen is now a member of the National Committee of the CPPCC

  1. E Lye says:

    I think Jackie enrolled to save his son’s career. I wonder what they have on Donnie?

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