5 Feb – Jackie Chan will be joining the likes of Eric Tsang, Stephen Chow, and Gong Li as a representative of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
According to Times of India, the "CZ12" actor was on the final approved list of new appointees as a national-level delegate of the organisation, set to begin its new four-year term in March.
However, his appointment was no surprise to many, as the actor has always been known for his patriotism and has been increasingly vocal in making patriotic statements to the point of criticism by the media and public.
The actor was also slammed for one of his statements recently, saying that the United States "is the biggest corrupt country" in the world.
Simultaneously, many are concerned about Jackie's ability to fulfil his duties. Earlier, his peer Stephen Chow – who was appointed to a provincial arm of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, already missed the first two days of meetings, sent his secretary to pick up his accreditation, and only turned up for one morning session before taking leave again.