Jackie and Jayden - Kid's Choice Awards


Interview with Jackie

Not sure when this was or with whom (by the reference to Samo Hung doing Martial Law it was several years ago) but here it is:


Some More Photos Kid's Choice Awards

Jackie and Jayden did a small performance to promote Karate Kid last night at the Kid's Choice Awards - these are photos of that performance:


First Photos Of the Kid's Choice Awards

Firstly Jackie has two photos of his and Jayden's arrival on his Twitter account if you haven't already seen them.

And here is a selection of other photos:


It's well worth actually visiting the site as they have all their photos in a LARGE option as well!

LINK to some more photos although mostly of Will Smith and family during the event there are one or two of Jackie (meeting Chris Rock and George Lopez) in the mix.

And one video is up on youtube already! Jackie and Jayden on the Orange Carpet:


Mini Featurette for The Karate Kid

There has been a further mini featurette released for The Karate Kid;

Strangely this one makes me doubt this is going to be as good as I have hoped. The other trailers have been good and given me hope that this indeed is at least as good as the original but there is one scene in this that confirms my original hesitation about this remake (and let's not let words like 'homage' confuse the issues - this is a remake which follows the original script pretty closely).

For those of you who have not seen anything of the original I found this 4 min tribute to the original which covers enough of the original story for you to see A. how similar this remake is and B. the part I am now objecting to - so watch this first so you will understand what I am talking about:

Ok so now that you have seen just how closely the remake follows the plot outlines of the first one I want to draw your attention to one scene which is featured in the above featurette. In the original when Mr Miyagi (Pat Morita) steps in to defend Daniel (Ralph Macchio) from the bullies we see a few obvious differences to the new version - the bullies are much bigger and considerably (about 3 years) older than Daniel, next they are also considerably bigger and stronger than Mr Miyagi. In the new version the pint-sized bullies are the same age as Dre, and barely come up to Jackie's waist. It feels entirely inappropriate on several levels; namely age, size, and culture; for him to have an altercation with them.

In addition the clash between Mr Miyagi and the bullies and their teacher is on several levels - there is a feeling of shame - 'How did this old small Japanese guy defeat us'; racism - 'he is just Japanese'; age - 'he is old' and elitism - 'we are rich and superior, he is just the maintenance man'. I am not sure how all that depth can possibly be brought to a scene with Jackie Chan taking on pre-teen bullies who are the same culture as he is, and half his size. And it is this surprising depth of story and character that make the original the cult classic that it is.

The new version may have much higher production values - but will it live up to the original in depth, and thought-provoking ideals? I am doubting it more and more.

Green Planet Awards 2010 Final Results

The March 23rd Gala 2010 hosted the Green Planet Movie Awards, one of Hollywood's largest film award programs with 100 Viewers' Choice Awards being selected by film lovers, critics and movie viewers from around the world. Green Planet Movie Awards were presented to leading major motion picture filmmakers and actors. Top Environmental, Humanitarian, Independent Short Films and Animated Films weree also be honored.

Special Category: Awards of the Decade (2000-2009)

To commemorate 2010 special Awards of the Decade will be conferred in various categories including Best Picture of the Decade, Best Director of the Decade, and many others.

2010 International Film Category Theme: Asian Films

As the 2010 International Film Category Theme is "Asian Films", Asian films of all genres were honored.


Environmental Film of the Decade

An Inconvenient Truth

Best International Environmental Film

Earth (Disney Nature)


Humanitarian Film of the Decade

Hotel Rwanda


Best Picture


Best Comedy

It's Complicated

Best Action Film


Best Science Fiction Film


Best Foreign Language Film

Mother (Korea)

Best Foreign Culture Film of the Decade

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director

James Cameron (Avatar)

Best Actor

Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes)

Best Actress

Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)

Best Supporting Actor

Matt Damon (Invictus)

Best Supporting Actress

Penelope Cruz (Nine)

Best Male Entertainer appearing in a Movie (Decade: 2000-2009)

Will Smith

Best Female Entertainer appearing in a Movie (Decade: 2000-2009)

Jennifer Lopez

Best Music/Song in a Film

I Want To Come Home – Everybodys Fine: Music/Lyrics By: Paul McCartney

10 Outstanding Asians in Hollywood

John Woo (Red Cliff II)
Ang Lee (Taking Woodstock)
Hiroyuki Sanada (Lost)
Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy)
Yun-Fat Chow (Dragonball Evolution)
Zhang Ziyi (The Founding of a Republic)
Lucy Liu (Dirty Sexy Money)
Jet Li (The Founding of a Republic)
Jackie Chan (Shinjuku Incident)
Rain (Jeong Jihoon / Jung Jihoon ) (Ninja Assassin)

10 Best Pictures of the Decade

Moulin Rouge!
A Beautiful Mind
Brokeback Mountain
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Slumdog Millionaire

10 Best Actors of the Decade

Russell Crowe
Tom Cruise
Denzel Washington
Morgan Freeman
Matt Damon
George Clooney
Tom Hanks
Brad Pitt
Leonardo DiCaprio
Johnny Depp

10 Best Actresses of the Decade

Penélope Cruz
Cate Blanchett
Halle Berry
Kate Winslet
Jodie Foster
Angelina Jolie
Nicole Kidman
Julia Roberts
Sandra Bullock
Meryl Streep

10 Best Filmmakers of the Decade

George Clooney
Peter Jackson
Oliver Stone
Martin Scorsese
Tim Burton
Ang Lee
Quentin Tarantino
Clint Eastwood
James Cameron
Steven Spielberg


Best Animated Feature Film



Best International Director (Asia)

Joon-ho Bong (Mother)

Best International Film (Asia)

Mother (Korea)

Best International Drama (Asia)

Mother (Korea)

Best International Comedy (Asia)

Crazy Racer (China)

Best International Action Film (Asia)

Sniper (The Sun Cheung Sau) (Hong Kong)

Best International Thriller (Asia)

M.W. (Japan)

Best International Actor (Asia)

Joseph Chang (Prince of Tears)

Best International Actress (Asia)

Ziyi Zhang (Forever Enthralled)

Best International Entertainer (Asia)

Rain (Jeong Jihoon / Jung Jihoon ) (Korea)

Asian Cultural Ambassador of the Year

Rain (Jeong Jihoon / Jung Jihoon ) (Korea)

Asian Cultural Ambassador of the Decade

Jackie Chan (China)

Best International Film of the Decade (Asia)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo Hu Cang Long) (China)

10 Best International Actors of the Decade (Asia)

Hiroyuki Sanada (Japan)
Tadanobu Asano (Japan)
Min-shik Choi (Korea)
Takeshi Kaneshiro (Taiwan/Japan)
Byung-Hun Lee (Korea)
Ken Watanabe (Japan)
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (China)
Stephen Chow (China)
Andy Lau (China)
Yun-Fat Chow (China)

10 Best International Actresses of the Decade (Asia)
Rinko Kikuchi (Japan)
Yoon-jin Kim (Korea)
Yaqing Jin (China)
Hye-Soo Kim (Korea)
Angelica Lee (China)
Nae Yuki (Japan)
Maggie Cheung (China)
Gong Li (China)
Ziyi Zhang (China)
Nora Aunor (Philippines)


The Committee's Choice awards are made up of numerous awards paying tribute to individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to bettering the world through their exceptional efforts and social leadership. In addition to recognizing contributions made to motion pictures and entertainment, Committee's Choice Awards for outstanding service to society in relation to the environment, peace and humanity will be awarded.

Environmental Filmmaker of the Decade

Sasha Snow

Environmental Film Educator of the Decade

Chris Palmer

10 Most Anticipated Films of 2010

Alice in Wonderland
Book of Eli
Green Hornet
Iron Man 2
Prince of Persia
Robin Hood
Shutter Island
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Wall Street 2

Most Anticipated International Film of 2010

Tetsuo: The Bullet Man

Cultural Ambassador

Yul Choi (Korea Green Foundation President)
Chester Chong (Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles President)
Sukhee Kang (Irvine City Mayor)
Jack Naito (SBD Group Chairman)
Koichi Nerio (Philanthropist)
Motoatsu Sakurai (Japan Society President)


Old News Revisited

Ok I know Jackie's comments at the Bao Economic Forum last year are now such old news but I found this blog post this morning that enters into a very interesting discussion on the comments Jackie made and the reason I am posting the link to it is because it highlights some of the cultural differences between East and West, the differences in interpretation and meaning and value certain words have in different cultures and how that colours how certain words/phrases are interpreted. If this kind of stuff interests you this is definitely worth reading even if it is very old news.


Jackie retires from Action

Well he has been saying in Chinese media that AOG3: Chinese Zodiac / Twelve Zodiacs is going to be his last big action movie. So this isn't really NEW news.

Jackie Chan hangs up kung fu kicks after The Spy Next Door

The Hong Kong dynamo has revealed he's getting too old for the death-defying stunts that made his name.

Chan is in cinemas from today with The Spy Next Door, in which he plays a spy juggling babysitting duties with fighting terrorists.

In July, he'll fill the Mr Miyagi-style role in The Karate Kid. Then he's planning to go out in style with Asian action extravaganza Armour of God 3. He will star and direct.

"It'll probably be my last big action movie," Chan says. "I'm 55 - when I finish the movie I'll be 56 and when we release it I'll be 57. But I want to show the audience I can still do a lot of things."

Chan has suffered so many injuries in the course of his career, he's now in constant pain.

"A lot," he says with emphasis. "My shoulder, my arms . . ." He points at his groin: "Here. All the joints really hurt . . . you don't know! My back!"

Chan says his most painful stunt was simply falling the wrong way during the making of Police Story.

"I thought 'I'm dying' . . . I thought my backbone had gone through my heart," he says. "There was all this blood coming out. That hurt but I wasn't dying."


Jackie invests in Singapore Property

I hesitated about posting this because quite frankly it just really isn't that interesting, but some of you may find it interesting LOL so here it is.

Jackie and Emil invested in some apartments in Singapore. Jackie already owns a number of properties in Singapore. One thing you can't go wrong with is investing in property.

HONG Kong movie superstar Jackie Chan and singer-songwriter Emil Chau have bought four apartments at the upmarket Centennia Suites worth over $10 million.

Chan is believed to have picked up three units making up an entire floor while Chau went for a three-bedroom apartment, all on the mid- to high floors of the 36-storey condominium on the former Kim Seng Plaza site, reported The Business Times on Thursday.

They visited the showflat last Friday when they were in town for Sunday's Thong Chai Charity Night.

The average price of a Centennia Suites unit is about $2,000 to $2,100 per square foot.

The 97-unit freehold condominium project, opposite Great World City and facing the Singapore River, is expected to be completed in 2013.


Jackie tidies up!

Jackie was spotted in LA doing something SO unusual the photographer had to take pictures of it .. GO JACKIE!

Actor Jackie Chan spotted in Beverly Hills with a lady. As he was walking he saw a kid drop a piece of trash so he picked it up and threw it in the trash bin himself.
(March 24, 2010 - Photo by Photo Agency)


Asian Culture Ambassador of the Decade

Turns out Jackie DID in fact get a Green Planet award - he was recognised as the Asian Cultural Ambassador of the Decade.


The rest of the winners and more on the awards:

March 24 - The Green Planet Movie Awards gala was held last night in Los Angeles to honor the best films of the year. Sponsored by the Academia Foundation and Anaheim University based out of Anaheim, California, the Green Planet Movie Awards allowed viewers from around the world to select their favorite actors and actresses, as well as favorite films in several categories.

Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for The Blind Side, while Robert Downey Jr. won Best Actor for Sherlock Holmes. Avatar won Best Picture of the Year as well as Best Science Fiction film and Best Action film, and James Cameron won Best Director for Avatar. Supporting actor nods went to Penelope Cruz for Nine and Matt Damon for Invictus.

The Green Planet Movie Awards, which acknowledge the "power of movies to inspire environmental and humanitarian efforts", honored An Inconvenient Truth as the Best Environmental Film of the Decade, while Earth was awarded Best International Environmental Film of the Decade. The Best Humanitarian Film of the Decade went to Hotel Rwanda. The Best Foriegn Cultural Film of the Decade went to Slumdog Millionaire.

Tamlyn Tomita, best known for her role in The Karate Kid, Part 2, was the host for the evening. The event featured musical performances by singers Larissa Lam and Only Won, Japanese Taiko drummers and Haitian musicians. Proceeds from a silent auction that night went to Haitian relief efforts.

A special tribute was held to honor the late actress Carrie Hamilton, daughter of legendary comedienne Carol Burnett. This year, Anaheim University established the Carrie Hamilton Entertainment Institute in honor of Hamilton, who starred in the TV show "Fame", the Broadway musical "Rent", and the 1988 film Tokyo Pop. Carrie also worked with her mother on the adaptation of Burnett's memoir One More Time for the stage play "Hollywood Arms". In 2002, Carrie died from cancer at the young age of 38.

The Carrie Hamilton Entertainment Institute is being established "with the hope of inspiring young entertainers to reach for the stars and to make the most out of and be grateful for every day, every experience and every opportunity." Rock and roll photographer Bob Gruen who photographed Hamilton on the set of Tokyo Pop spoke in her honor. Carol Burnett appeared in person to officially launch the Institute in tribute to her daughter.

The Green Planet Movie Awards had a special category of "International Film Awards Theme: Asia" recognizing the best in the Asian motion picture industry. The Best International Film (Asia) went to Mother (from Korea). The Best International Film of the Decade (Asia) went to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The Asian Cultural Ambassador of the Year went to Korean actor, Rain, while the Asian Cultural Ambassador of the Decade went to Jackie Chan, representing China.

Hiroyuki Sanada, new cast member of ABC's "Lost" accepted an award as one of the 10 Outstanding Asians in Hollywood. He said his life's work is committed to "breaking walls between cultures through the film industry."

The Anaheim University, a sponsor of the Green Planet Movie Awards, runs the Akira Kurosawa School of Film, an online state-of-the-art digital film school. For more information, visit http://www.movie-voters.com/.


Nickelodeon KIds Awards

Nickelodeon Canada airs the 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards live this Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m.

Broadcast live from Los Angeles for the first time ever in Canada

Hosted this year by actor/comedian Kevin James, and featuring live performances by heart-throb Justin Bieber and superstar Rihanna

TORONTO, March 24 /CNW/ - Viewers at home can roll out the orange carpet this Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. when Corus Entertainment's Nickelodeon (Canada) brings Canadians the 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards, broadcast live in Canada for the very first time. Hosted this year by movie and television star Kevin James, the slime will flow for the no-holds-barred mess-fest on the night kids rule and get to honour their favourite stars from the worlds of film, music, sports and television.

Delivering the stars that kids love, international superstar Rihanna and teen pop-sensation Justin Bieber will pump up the volume at the only award show that gives kids the power to vote for their favourite celebs. Kids began casting their votes online at www.nickcanada.com on February 25 in a total of 19 categories including Favourite TV Actress, Cutest Couple, Favourite Movie Actor, Favourite Reality Show and The Wannabe Award, given to the best celebrity role model.

A slate of Hollywood's biggest stars from movies, music, television and sports will present live from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. The must-see event of the year will feature Steve Carell (Date Night, The Office), Tina Fey (Date Night, 30 Rock), singer Katy Perry, Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 2), David Spade (Grown Ups), Cory Monteith (Glee), Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP), Lea Michele (Glee), Chris Rock (Grown Ups), Jackson Rathbone (The Twilight Saga, The Last Airbender), Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid), Jonah Hill (Get Him To The Greek), Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender), Queen Latifah (Valentine's Day), Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush, Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire The Last Airbender), Lily Collins (The Blind Side), Jackie Chan (Rush Hour 3), Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, Victoria Justice (Victorious) and George Lopez (The George Lopez Show).

This Saturday, March 27, www.nickcanada.com will serve as the interactive second-screen experience, giving kids an insider's look at the entire live event from the orange carpet. Exclusive webcams will be featured alongside celebrity tweets, interactive polls, and real-time updates and photos.

YTV will repeat the broadcast of the Kids' Choice Awards on Friday, April 2 at 7 p.m.

One of the world's leading entertainment brands for kids, Nickelodeon (Canada) features a line-up of award-winning Nick properties, from current live-action comedies, animated favourites, special events such as the Kids' Choice Awards, to classic hits, 24-hours-a-day. Putting kids first in everything it does, this service gives viewers more Nick more of the time. Visit www.nickcanada.com.

Nickelodeon (Canada) is owned by Corus Entertainment, a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CFOX, CKOI, 98,5 FM, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

All Nickelodeon times are ET.

For high-resolution images, please visit: http://www.corusent.com/home/MediaCentre/Corporate/tabid/2070/Default.aspx/


LIttle BIg Soldier Review

Well I watched LBS today. And I must admit I am always a little apprehensive watching a movie that has received a lot of praise in the media because somehow they never QUITE live up to expectations. However this was after all JACKIE CHAN and I even sat through Spy Next Door TWICE (just to make sure it was actually as bad as I thought it was the first time - but that is whole other story) because it was a Jackie movie. So it was with some anticipation, a little apprehension and a lot of expectation that I sat down this afternoon to watch it.

I need to watch it again because there are a lot of aspects to the movie that need a second or third or fourth viewing to fully get your teeth into all the depth of meaning - which quite frankly I just LOVE in a movie so this is a LITE review - which is kind of like LITE yoghurt - tastes OK but lacks substance - LOL.

So first impressions - oh what a delight an opening sequence that actually sets the tone for the rest of the movie and establishes the premise and background of the movie effortlessly. The opening scene is just as brilliant at setting the tone and characters of the two main protagonists as the title is at setting up the whole movie - the funny thing is that you don't appreciate just how incredibly well the essence both characters is encapsulated in that opening scene until after the movie (like now) and you take a moment to think about it.

There is wonderful balance between big and small in this movie. The entire movie moves effortlessly between a very large canvas (whether in landscape or storyline) and the very small. And I felt such joy watching the scenes that did portray the large landscape - one of the things I bemoaned the lack of in The Forbidden Kingdom was the lack of good utilization of the incredible scenery in which the film takes place and this movie more than makes up for any lack in TFK. Acadamy Award nominee for best cinematography Zhao Xiaoding proves his skill behind the camera in this movie. His technique/skill in filming small close almost intimate scenes is as good as his skill in filming the broad sweeping landscapes which are never allowed to overwhelm the characters.

As I said earlier the film is about the contrast between big and small, the contrast between the 'BIG' General and the 'small' soldier, between the 'BIG' concerns of the State and the 'small' concerns of ordinary citizens, between 'BIG' complex relationships to do with the accession of Kings and 'small' friendships. This is played out at all levels in the movie from sweeping landscapes to small intimate moments with a baby bird, from vast wars to a single small death, from affairs of State to the simple longing of one man. Ding Sheng has done an incredible job with this movie, controlling the finest detail and maintaining pace, balance, pathos, drama, comedy, in fact at all levels this is a finely crafted well-balanced movie that was simply a pleasure to watch. I do not feel at all like I am exaggerating if I say this is the best movie Jackie has made. Ever. It is all I would have hoped for if Jackie ever made a movie with Zhang Yimou while at the same time being entirely different.

Jackie was simply brilliant in this movie. The character he played fitted him like a glove. In a way all the things that Jackie, as a man, believes in were expressed in this movie. The depth of caring for the environment, his attitude towards life, and his desire for peace were all there, and while the man was 'small' he was somehow far greater than the General.

Lee Hom Wang unfortunately lived up to my expectations. I was somewhat underwhelmed by his performance in 'Lust, Caution' thinking that he brought a very limited range of emotion to the part and very expressionless face. Well he didn't bring any more expression or range to this part but as usual Jackie's casting is brilliant because the character of the General is somewhat expressionless and lacking in range so all in all it works incredibly well.

There is a lovely feel of genuine liking between Jackie and Lee Hom Wang which is transferred on-screen, even when there are moments of annoyance and dislike between them, you feel that the development of affection in their relationship is natural.

I am going to save a more indepth analysis of the movie for when I have had a chance to see it a few more times but for the moment I want to say that this movie gets a firm 10/10 from me. It was an emotional journey from beginning to end that swept me along with it, I am left WANTING to watch it again and the end had me in tears. It was GREAT! I can't wait to do it again tomorrow.

Rain wins Green Globe/Planet Awards

[Info] Rain wins 2010 Green Planet Movie Awards USA

Green Planet Movie Awards formerly called Green Globe Film Awards

On March 23rd, 2010 the ceremony is held in Los Angeles USA at 7:30 PST

Rain wins 2010 Green Planet Movie Awards USA for :

- the Best International Entertainer (Asia)
- 10 Outstanding Asians in Hollywood
- Asian Cultural Ambassador of the Year


Sooo CONGRATULATIONS TO RAIN ... SIGH was really hoping Jackie's fans might come through it being entirely up to public voting rather than an internal closed voting system like the Academy Awards for example but oh well ...

Jackie back on Ellen

According to TV schedules Jackie is back on Ellen on the 25th of March.

Green Globe Awards and Kid's Choice Awards

Today is the big day! At 8pm tonight 23 March 2010 the Green Globe Awards will be presented ... with Jackie having just flown in to LA .... can we assume his fans came out strong and voted him into an award? Let's hold thumbs and wait and see.

In addition it's the Annual Kid's Choice Awards Saturday and according to this Jackie is expected to attend.

Green Slime anyone?

Robert Downey Jr. and Katy Perry will be up on stage to present at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, and they'll be joined by a slew of other stars like Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Chris Rock, Jackie Chan, Jonah Hill, Queen Latifah, David Spade and Dev Patel. These stars will be handing out prizes on the big night, after the votes are all tallied and the winners announced.

The event, which is being hosted by Mall Cop actor Kevin James, will also feature performances from "Rudeboy" singer Rihanna and teen sensation Justin Bieber, while eight-time Olympic speed skating medallist Apolo Anton Ohno will attempt to set a new world record for being catapulted into the show's green slime via the Kids' Choice Awards Slime Slingshot.

Voting in 19 categories for the 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which take place at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, is still open. Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus has the most nominations after receiving nods for Favorite Singer, Favorite TV Actress and Favorite Movie Actress, as well as Favorite Song for her track "Party in the USA."

In both music categories she faces competition from Lady Gaga, whose single "Paparazzi" made the Favorite Song list, and Taylor Swift, whose track "You Belong with Me" is competing for the Favorite Song title. Black Eyed Peas are also up for two awards, Favorite Single for "I Gotta Feeling" and Favorite Group.


JC Auto Network Video Channel

Quite by chance I discovered JC Auto Network's video channel. I am sure that tucked away between all the car stuff there must a charity clip or three as I know they and their members have done quite a bit of charity work. (If you search the blog - I am too lazy to do it for you :) I know I have reported on some of it)

HERE is the link.

Little Big Soldier Celebration Video

Audience member's video from the LBS success celebration -


Shaolin Trailer

A trailer for Shaolin is out:


Thong Chai Charity - Revision

Well regardless - it is still an incredible amount considering that their goal was S$3.5 million.

Thong Chai Charity Night raised S$7.23m, not S$8.67m as announced

By Zhao Quanyin/Lynda Hong | Posted: 22 March 2010 2316 hrs

SINGAPORE : The amount raised at the end of the Thong Chai Charity Night telecast should be S$7.23 million and not S$8.67 million as announced.

The discrepancy, shown at the end of the telecast on Channel 8 on Sunday night, was due to a technical error.

The phone lines for donations are still open until March 31.

The show has also helped to raise the profile of Thong Chai Institution.

On Monday, some 1,000 people turned up to seek treatment, sharply higher than the usual 600.

Thong Chai had to stop registration at noon, but took down the contact numbers of those who were turned away for another appointment. - CNA/ms


Another report with photos (but sadly very small) HERE

Shaolin Stills

Some more stills from Shaolin with Jackie Chan, Andy Lao, Nicholas Tse

Good Series of Photos - Karate Kid

Another set of photos from Karate Kid : LINK

More Jackie Chan Charity Involvement

Well I do seem to find some interesting stuff - again this is NOT what I was actually searching for but here are the results of my 'not searching' search this morning.

Fans of Jackie's music will be familiar with this song which was sung by Jackie, Alan Tam, Andy Lau and Jacky Cheung. A few may know it was for a charity.

So here is the rest of the story.

The origin of the Lifeline Express theme song
‘The Longan Tree Back Home’

During my twelve years at Polygram Records, I had the
opportunity of working with most of the singers and
producers in Hong Kong, but none of those experiences was
more special and meaningful than the collaboration this time.
I have always been a supporter of the fund raising events and
promotion of Lifeline Express. I remember that I once followed
the Lifeline train all the way to Chongqing. The visiting group sang ‘A Spot Of Candlelight’ for the patients. The beautiful melody together with the unrehearsed singing won over the patients, this we could tell by their teeth-showing smiles and thunderous applause, which was believed to be a rare scene in such an impoverished village. Actually, they didn’t understand the lyrics of the song but could feel the warmth that came from the
melody and the singing. ‘A Spot Of Candlelight’ was a Cantopop song written twenty years ago, by Cheng Kok Kong (lyrics) and Chelsia Chan (melody). Even though Chelsia was only a teenage girl at that time, she was extremely talented. It was at that moment everyone’s happy faces told me our melodies could really bring comfort to those needy patients, while tailor-made lyrics could serve to awaken our sympathy.

Two years or so ago, when Chelsia accepted my invitation to write a song for Lifeline Express, I had faith that the song would become a national hit. The whole process of writing and production was far from simple and it took around two years to complete. ‘The Longan Tree Back Home’ was keenly supported and sung by four
Chinese superstars – Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Jacky Cheung and Andy Lau. To do the recording, Jackie flew back from the US for a day; Jacky managed to squeeze time from the rehearsal of his musical “Snow Wolf Lake”. Alan flew to Beijing to join us in
between his China concert tour and Andy contacted us for arrangements immediately after his Hong Kong concert. This lineup was the first of its kind. Their voices could nourish the land as well as cheer the souls. Thank you.

A glittering longan represents a recovered eye. I hope you share this feeling when listening to the song.

Note: Lifeline Express is a charitable organisation set up in 1997. It is a purposely built four-compartment hospital train that travels to the remote, poverty-stricken, rural parts of China. Free
cataract operations are performed on the train, restoring sight and hope to needy patients. For more information, please visit www.lifelineexpress.org.hk

About the author:

Jolland Chan has been in the music industry for more than twenty years. He’s a renowned lyricist with more than 800 pieces of work and has a great deal of experience with managing various record companies. In 2001, Jolland founded ECD Hong Kong Limited and is now the company’s Chief Executive Officer. He is also the Vice-chairman of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH).

FROM PDF REPORT CASH (Composer and Authors Society of Hong Kong


Jia Xiang De Long Yan Shu


  感覺到一股暖流 存在我心中

成:轉瞬間到了夏天 和你約定在家門前
  金光下的龍眼樹 閃耀滿庭院

李:看不見 我的臉 剩下你模糊的視線

譚:我和你 心卻相牽

成:醉人的景像 樹上的光亮
  憑著那顆心 擦亮你眼睛

李:秋天本是團圓季節 奈何忍淚說告別
  請你照顧那龍眼樹 不要讓它凋謝

成:盼望春天快到來 和你一起把樹種栽
  期待果實快長出來 讓我們來摘

成:讓我們衷心 獻給你熱情



tán:mǒu yī nián yī gè hán dōng
  zài chē zhàn nǐ bǎ wǒ mù sòng
  gǎn jué dào yī gǔ nuǎn liú cún zài wǒ xīn zhōng

chéng:zhuǎn shùn jiān dào le xià tiān hé nǐ yuē dìng zài jiā mén qián
  jīn guāng xià de lóng yǎn shù shǎn yào mǎn tíng yuàn

lǐ:kàn bù jiàn wǒ de liǎn shèng xià nǐ mó hú de shì xiàn

tán:wǒ hé nǐ xīn què xiāng qiān
  duì nǐ fù chū de ài yǒng bù jiǎn

chéng:zuì rén de jǐng xiàng shù shàng de guāng liàng
  zǒng yǒu yī tiān kě yǔ nǐ yī qǐ fēn xiǎng
  píng zhù nà kē xīn cā liàng nǐ yǎn jīng
  wèi nǐ dài lái guāng míng

lǐ:qiū tiān běn shì tuán yuán jì jié nài hé rěn lèi shuō gào bié
  qǐng nǐ zhào gù nà lóng yǎn shù bù yào ràng tā diāo xiè

chéng:pàn wàng chūn tiān kuài dào lái hé nǐ yī qǐ bǎ shù zhǒng zāi
  qí dài guǒ shí kuài cháng chū lái ràng wǒ men lái zhāi

chéng:ràng wǒ men zhōng xīn xiàn gěi nǐ rè qíng

hé:dài nǐ zhòng huo xìng fú yǔ guāng míng


Meaning of the song title - 家乡的龙眼树 Longyan Tree in the Home Town

家乡 (homeland): Home country

龙 (dragon): Descendants of dragon (The Chinese belief)

眼 (eyes): Representing light, hope and future (the charity is a mobile eye care/operation organisation in Mainland China - primarily providing very cheap or free eye-related operations to children)

树 (trees): Representing life, prosperity and development

家乡的龙眼树: is tree of light, tree of hope, tree of happiness, and treee of harmony

(Besides those explanations within the bracket, the explanations after the colons are translations of official definitions.)

The Lyrics and its translation:

Longyan Tree in the Homeland

Composer: Chen Qiuxia (陈秋霞)
Lyricist: Chen Qiuxia (陈秋霞) / Xiang Xuehuai (向雪怀)
Tune arranger: Zhang Yadong (张亚东)
Sung by: Alam Tan (谭咏麟) / Jacky Cheung (张学友) / Andy Lau (刘德华) / Jackie Chan (成龙) {They sing in this order}

In a winter of a certain year (某一年一个寒冬)
You eyes sent me off in a train station (在车站你把我目送)
Feeling of a strand of warmth (感觉到一股暖流)
Left within my heart (存在我心中)

Within a blink, summer arrived (转瞬间到了夏天)
And I promised meeting you in front of the door of the home (和你约定在家门前)
Under the golden shines of Longyan Tree (金光下的龙眼树)
Sparklingly covering the whole of the garden (闪耀满庭园)

Unable to see my face (看不见 我的脸)
Only your own failing eyesights (剩下你模糊的视线)
You and I our hearts still connected (我和你 心却相牵)
The love I have for you never diminished(对你付出的爱永不减)

Intoxicating sceneries light shone from the trees (醉人的景象 树上的光亮)
There will be a day when I can share all these with you (终有一天可与你一起分享)

With such a heart ease clear your eyes (凭着那颗心 擦亮你眼睛)
Bringing light and brightness to you (为你带来光明)

Autumn should be a season of reunion (秋天本是团圆季节)
But enduringly keeping the tears I said goodbye (奈何忍泪说告别)
Please take care the Longyan tree (请你照顾那龙眼树)
Don't allow it to shed its leaves and die (不要让他凋谢)

Hope spring will come really fast (盼望春天快到来)
And I can plant trees with you (和你一起把树种栽)
And fruits to be born quickly (期待果实快长出来)
allowing us to pick them (让我们来摘)

Unable to see my face (看不见 我的脸)
Only your own failing eyesights (剩下你模糊的视线)
You and I our hearts still connected (我和你 心却相牵)
The love I have for you never diminished (对你付出的爱永不减)

Intoxicating sceneries light shone from the trees (醉人的景象 树上的光亮)
There will be a day when I can share all these with you (终有一天可与你一起分享)

With such a heart ease clear your eyes (凭着那颗心 擦亮你眼睛)
Bringing light and brightness to you (为你带来光明)

Let us rededicate the passion to you (让我们重新献给你热情)
Let you re-receive happiness and brightness (在你重获幸福与光明)

(Translation thanks to Anthropy - jc-news.net/forum



Well worth a look - it is in English - they have clear explanations on all the work they do with a few videos as well. The song plays on the Chinese site as the background music.


While looking at the Lifeline Express information I found this link to another eye charity Jackie is involved with:


A little about the organisation:

"Giving is a major blessing." Project Vision, endorsed by the Chinese Government, is a new sustainable medical relief project targeting at eliminating unnecessary blindness in China. We plan to establish 100 charity eye centers in poverty-stricken regions of China over a ten-year period (2006-2015). The first charity eye center was established in 2007 and a total of 5 centers are in operation at the moment.

"Give a man a fish, he eats for a day; teach a man to fish, he eats forever." The key feature of Project Vision is providing intensive training to the local medical team so as to build a self-sufficient "permanent medical team" in providing sustainable quality eye care services. For those who cannot afford to pay, we provide the sight-restoring surgery free. For those who can afford, we charge them at cost.

We start from cataract surgery but will expand to provide comprehensive eye services over a 5-year period. Each charity eye center will perform at least 1,000 cataract surgeries per year. When the plan is fully realized, from cataract surgery alone, Project Vision can help restore vision to 100,000 blind countrymen every year.

"We make a living by what we get, but a life by what we give." Let's join hands to make a difference for the blind, bring light to them and help them say goodbye to darkness!

Prof. Dennis Lam
Founder of the Project Vision

A Message from Jackie Chan,

Hi, everybody, I'm Jackie Chan, Ambassador for Project Vision.

China's very first Charity Eye Center is now open for service in Inner Mongolia! Project Vision plans to establish one hundred Charity Eye Centers in China over the next ten years. Following a model designed to promote self-sufficiency, an initial donation of equipment, and intensive training of local doctors in cataract surgical techniques, allows the establishment of a ''permanent medical team'' to aid the poor. By offering medical care at cost when the plan is fully realized these centers will provide 100,000 sight-saving cataract operations alone to poor patients. A one- time donation can provide sustainable development: ''Project Vision'' really deserves our support!

They have a video of Jackie in both Mandarin and Cantonese

More on the General Yuefei TV Series

The Hollywood Reporter has this report:

HONG KONG -- Jackie Chan and Stanley Tong will produce a 30-part television series about Yuefei, one of China's most heroic and controversial generals, now that they have secured long-sought Chinese government approval.

The JC Group China said today that it had begun early preproduction and casting for the $15 million Chinese-language project it plans to begin shooting in Beijing at the end of the year.

The series, "Yuefei," is about the general of the Southern Song Dynasty in the 12th century A.D., who helped defend central China against invaders, but eventually was imprisoned and executed by the high court at age 39. Yuefei's name was cleared posthumously and his story is told to Chinese children today to teach courage and tenacity.

For the last decade, attempts at getting the green light to dramatize the Yuefei story have foundered in the political bureaucracy of the lead broadcast regulator of China's one party government, the State Administration of Radio Film and Television.

The JC Group China will work from the 30 "Yuefei" episodes it controls that were written by the late Taiwanese writer and director Ding Shan Xi ("The Story of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen"), who died in November.

"Producing Yuefei, will fulfill at least two dreams," Jackie Chan said. "One, is that I always dreamt of playing Yuefei as an actor, I have a special feeling for this hero and it will be an honor to cast the role. The second, is a greater honor, to fulfill the dream of director Ding Shan Xi who wrote the series."

As producers, Chan and Tong said they hope to make something unlike anything ever produced for TV in Greater China. "We will spend about 10 times as much as the average costume, martial arts drama and rival production values of international series TV like 'Band of Brothers' or 'Rome'," Tong said.

Taipei-based international distribution veteran Steve Chicorel currently is campaigning to raise the money for the series outside of China. Chicorel, who sold the Chinese language film "Treasure Hunter" starring Jay Chou into France and Germany said he hopes to land distribution pre-sales to finance production.

Noting that "Shogun," the 1980s TV series about imperial Japan starring Richard Chamberlain, was the last popular Asia-based story in the West, Chicorel says the world is "now waking up to the fact that China and Chinese stories are important."

Dubbing 30 hours of Chinese television could be challenging, but Chan and Tong are counting on advances in technology since the early days of clumsy kung fu film dubbing.

"When done right, today's high tech ADR is seamless and whether German, French, Japanese, Korean, English or Hindi ... we're already in negotiations to make history and make 'Yuefei' the first Chinese, primetime series in these markets," Chicorel said.

This sounds like it could be well worth waiting for! I like the idea that Chinese made TV series could be released to a wider market. I have seen a few bits and pieces of other series on television in the local Chinese take-away and what I have seen (ok I didn't understand a word) looked really interesting (and yes I am pretty much a sucker for a good martial arts historical action drama movie/tv thingy). Maybe this will be the one to put Chinese TV series on the international map. And even if there isn't a international TV audience to actually broadcast the shows - there is always DVD!

Now if only they would release a dubbed / subtitled version of The Myth series which by all accounts was totally brilliant on DVD.


So this falls into the category of 'just because I found it interesting' ...

CY TUNG MARITIME MUSEUM in Shanghai. There is a very interesting virtual tour of the museum on the site.

Thong Cai Charity Success

Congratulations to all the artists and generous donors who made this fundraiser a huge success:


By Dylan Loh

Stars raise funds for Thong Chai Charity Show

SINGAPORE: The Thong Chai Charity Show shown "live" on MediaCorp's Channel 8 planned to raise some S$3.5 million.

It is a fundraiser for the Singapore Thong Chai Medical Institution.

At the end of the programme, total amount raised was S$8,676,230.

The show features appearances from international celebrities such as Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan.

Local artistes like actor Mark Lee also got in on the act.

Thong Chai Medical Institution was set up in 1867 to provide free medical consultation and traditional Chinese medicine to the public.


Some Photos from Karate Kid

An assortment of photos from Karate Kid:


Pray for me, brother - R A Rahman

I heard this song on the TV this morning and was very moved by it so I am sharing it with you.

New Delhi, 26 February,2007, (Asiantribune.com): Poverty has found a new singing voice -- the voice of India's music virtuoso A R Rahman, whose English single 'Pray For Me Brother' will be the UN's anthem for its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). One of the eight promises of MDG -- a program drawn up by world governments -- is to end poverty, hunger and disease by 2015.

In his song he asks: "Are you searching for a reason to be kind?"

Rahman says: "Poverty and hunger have no religion or gender and this song is to inspire people to do a little bit about the world. We all believe in a creator and even a prayer can change things," Rahman said at the launch of 'Pray For Me Brother' and its music video here today.

Explaining the reason for singing the song in English, Rahman said it was like a "statement from India". "If we have a message for the world, English is the best form of expression," he observed.

Music, he pointed out, had the power to change the lives of the people.

"Poverty is the root of all problems like disease and crime," he said.

'Pray For Me Brother' is the world's first music video shot in the mobile cinemascope format to enable suitable viewing by mobile customers.

Here is the full text of the song:

Pray For Me Brother

Composed by A.R.Rahman

Lyrics by Blaaze

Singers: A.R.Rahman and Blaaze

Pray for me brother
Pray for me brother
Pray for me sister
Are you searchin’….
Pray for me brother

Look-in’ for the answers To all the questions In my life
Will I be alone Will you be there By my side
Is it something he said Is it something he did
I wonder why He is searchin’ For the answers
To stay alive

Could you ever listen could you ever care
To speak your mind
Only for a minute For only one moment
In time

The joy is around us But show me the love
That we must find
Are you searchin’ For a reason to be kind, to be kind…
He said… Pray for me brother

Pray for me brother Pray for me sister
Pray for me brother Say
what you wanna say now
But keep your hearts open
Be what you wanna be now
Let’s heal the confusion
Pray for me brother

Don’t let me take When you don’t wanna give
Don’t be afraid Just let me live
Don’t let me take When you don’t wanna give
Don’t be afraid Say what you wanna say now
But keep your hearts open

Be what you wanna be now Let’s heal the confusion
Pray for me brother Pray for me brother
I’m ashamed ah, brother be dying of poverty
when he down on his knees its only then he prays
And it’s a shame ah, brother be dying of ignorance
cos the world is a trip and everybody’s a hypocrite
Need to stop ah , taking a look at the other

I’m not ashamed of poverty
need to be making his life better
So think about it, think about it once more
cos life is a blessing and it’s not justa show, ah
Round and round the world is spinning around

We need to be singing a prayer, we need to be singing it now
Round and round the world is turning around
We need to be singing a prayer, we need to be singing it now
Need to be feeling the power, need to be feeling the faith
We need to coming together just to win this race

Need to be feeling the power, need to be feeling the faith
We need to coming together just to win this race (twice)
Are you searching for a reason to be kind ?




In short:

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that all 192 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations have agreed to achieve by the year 2015. They include reducing extreme poverty, reducing child mortality rates, fighting disease epidemics such as AIDS, and developing a global partnership for development.

Please follow the link to read more in detail about it.

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children... This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."
- Former U.S. President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a speech on April 16, 1953

Amazing series of Photos of the World Expo

There is an amazing series of photos of some of the pavilions for the Shanghai World Expo 2010 HERE

Thong Cai Charity Night 21 March 2010

Complete list of participating stars and artists: BAGUATV.COM


More about Thong Cai Medical Institution

Thong Chai Medical Institution is the best known Chinese charity medical centre in Singapore. Its address is 50 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059803.

The name Thong Chai means "benefitting all". The Thong Chai Medical Institution was founded in 1867, at that time, known as Tong Chay Ee Say, meaning Thong Chai Medical Society, and was then located in a small rented shophouse in Pickering Street. There, several Chinese physicians offered free medical treatment.

The present site was bought in 1892, made possible by a large endowment of Malacca-born philanthropist, Gan Eng Seng. Along with the move to this more spacious quarters, the Thong Chai Medical Society also changed its name to Thong Chai Medical Institution. On its Board of Directors are prominent pillars of the Chinese merchant society, people such as Choo Yao Lan, Choo Kwong Lan, Loh Kei Sang, Loh Chee Sang, Kwong Hang, Thong Tuck, and Choo Foo Lan.

Since its establishment, Thong Chai has faithfully provided free medical consultation, treatment and herbal medicine to the public regardless race or religion. In recognition of its rich historical significance and excellent architecture, the Thong Chai building was gazetted as a national monument in 1973.


From the Thong Cai Medical Center website:

Thong Chai Building which houses our clinic was built in 1976 and the then Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew graced the opening ceremony. The Institution's daily operating expenses are funded by the donations from the caring and generous public without any subsidies from the government. Every year, we need $3 million for our operations.

Having gone through 33 years of operations, Thong Chai Building needs to be renovated. At present, we provide TCM medical care to more than 500 patients daily. To cater for the increasing number of patients, our clinic has to be expanded and medical facilities and equipment need to be replaced and upgraded. Including annual medical fund, $6 million is needed for the project.

STCMI is organising a Thong Chai Charity Night to be held on 21 March 2010 at Mediacorp Auditorium. It will be telecast live on TV on Channel 8. Our aim is to raise fund of $3.5 million. During the show, our Charity Ambassador - international superstar Mr Jackie Chan, together with overseas and local star artistes and philanthropists will join us in this meaningful event to provide great and exciting performance.

We sincerely hope that you will be keen to support us in this event. Your kind and generous donation not only will benefit more than 500 patients daily, but it will also help tremendously Thong Chai's unwavering efforts in building Singapore towards a kind and philanthropic society.

We look forward to your kind generosity and support. You could make your pledge by issuing a crossed cheque payable to:-

"Singapore Thong Chai Medical Institution"

Please write your name/address/NRIC Number or Company registration Number at the back of the cheque and mail it to:

Singapore Thong Chai Medical Institution
50 Chin Swee Road
Singapore 169874

STMCI is an approved charity organisation by Singapore government; all donations will be entitled to tax deductible.

For more information, you call contact 6733 6905 or email to stcmi@singnet.com.sg.

Photo gallery of Jackie's visit to Thong Cai in November 2009

Photos - Jackie recording Expo Theme Song


A walk through time with Time

Ok so I posted the one below with Time Magazine but since posting that this article came out:



  一个中国军阀的肖像,出现在1924年9月8日美国《时代》杂志的封面上。照片下面有两行说明:“GENERALWU”(吴将军)“Biggestman inChina”(中国最强者)

Since March 3, 1923 founded, the "age" on the right has a strong interest in reporting on China. Its main founder, owner Luce (HenryRobinsonLuce) are the descendants of American missionaries in Shandong was born and grew up in his charge of "Time" a few decades, he and China the historical origins and missionary family background tradition, to a large extent influence the publication focus on China, a feature that has continued to this day. Time's Asian edition is even more concerned about the perspective of China's cultural and other diverse fields, appeared on the cover of Time Asia, a lot of stars.

Wu Peifu "Time" cover the first person to

Portrait of a Chinese warlord, appears in the September 8, 1924 the U.S. "Time" magazine cover. Below the picture are two lines of explanation: "GENERALWU" (Wu generals) "Biggestman inChina" (China's strongest)




"Christian General" Feng Yu-hsiang

Following Wu Peifu, after Chiang Kai-shek, Feng Yuxiang became the "Time" on the cover of the third Chinese characters, at July 2, 1928.

He stood up and full 6 feet tall. He is not delicate yellow, but the tall, burly, bronzed skin, very kindly, "the Bible" Take in your hand or pocket of the devout Christian.




Yen Hsi-shan: "Shanxi king" of the ups and downs

In 1928, China's political arena, the Big Three Chiang Kai-shek, Feng Yu-hsiang, Yen Hsi-shan sitting together side by side, leaving the modern history of an important photo.

"Shanxi King" Yen Hsi-shan in 1930 China became the political arena a protagonist. May 19, 1930 issue of "Time", had chosen to Yen Hsi-shan as the Cover.




Chiang Kai-shek, "918" appear side by side the occasion

In 1931, "918 Incident" broke out, the Japanese war of aggression against China smoke suddenly filled the entire northeast. In this context, October 26, 1931 issue of "Time", select the Chiang Kai-shek and Soong Mei-wife as the front cover of this magazine.

Before them, 10 12, Japan is responsible for dealing with the "918 Incident" the foreign minister to become the first front cover of the original coins.




Pu Yi, the cold bleak Emperor Dream

Early March 1934, in Changchun, northern China, there is a dream finally realized who revel in the excitement of being. He was the last emperor Pu Yi, March 5, Pu Yi appears in the "Time" cover:

"High degree of myopia, wearing spectacles, Pu Yi will become a new country - great Manchurian emperor. Last week, here called Manchukuo, two years ago was known as Manchuria." ( "Time", March 1934 5 days)



This year, the Government of the Republic of China Wang Ren premier and Foreign Minister, the annual session of the 52-year-old is old age. "Time" chose the cover of a portrait of Wang Ching-wei's recent drawings, revealing his face while competent, but it looked a bit tired. Zeng Yi rest is known for Wang Ching-wei, the legendary and courtesy no longer exist.

Interestingly, the "Time" in the description of Wang Jingwei's political experience, he was likened to the whale's beard - easy to bend, but also to push back.




Chiang Kai-shek from the punching to be boxing

January 24, 1936, Chiang Kai-shek as "Time" cover figure. However, this time, he was a group of people in one, reports the background of the new year in the Mongolian border outbreak of the Soviet Union-Japan military conflict, the participants also supported the Soviet Union, Mongolia, the support of Japan's "Manchukuo . "

As a result, this issue of "Time" cover, with such a succinct summary: "East Asia: the Soviet and Empire"; the same time, the cover picture appeared in several characters: the Soviet Union, Stalin, Emperor Hirohito of Japan, "Manchukuo "The Pu Yi, China's Chiang Kai-shek.


The following small print to the effect: she and China knows what it means to be patient. Literally taste rather pessimistic. Because at that time in the Pacific United States and Britain on the battlefield is not an advantage, the battlefields of Europe also showed a stalemate, in which case, China's fate does not optimistic, but the Japanese are likely to open up India-Myanmar, attack Yunnan, which the National Government the last stronghold is a serious threat. Kai-shek in the United States lobbying for greater support from the United States and China's understanding of the battlefield. Therefore, the atmosphere was very tense, China has only patience.





Soong wanted to replace the Chiang Kai-shek

"The road to victory in the cliffs above the road" - in "China's Soong," the title below, "Time" with such a description.

December 18, 1944, Soong became this day published "Time" magazine's front cover. Two weeks ago, he had just served the Nationalist government in Chongqing on behalf of the President of the Executive Yuan.

Soong cover choices are a standard color portraits.


This is the November 21, 1960 journal, the cover of Hong Kong. From the painting, Hong Kong has begun to take capitalism at the time the size of a modern city, and prosperity.


This is the April 26, 1971 U.S. table tennis athletes in the Great Wall photo. This is the start ping-pong diplomacy with the United States close to a strategy.


February 6, 1972 journal, entitled: Nixon's trip to China. The screen performance of the Nixon and Mao, Zhou's meeting, visit the Great Wall, as well as watching performances in China.


This is the March 21, 1977 in the United States, "Time Magazine" cover, the cover of Mao Zedong and Jiang Qing. Heading reads: exclusive coverage of Mao's wife, tells her own story.


"December 25, 1978. Cover U.S. President Jimmy Carter, the title is: deal with China, and Israel out of discussion.


April 30, 1984 journal. "China's new face, Reagan will see Mody?." An ordinary Chinese Coca-Cola in hand, smiling, very straightforward and the performance of China is opening up, people will want to start a new life scene. Of course, this is also a story President Reagan's visit to China.


January 22 issue of the U.S., "Time Magazine" cover, entitled "China: the beginning of a new dynasty," in the text is used as the title of "China's Century", by "Time" in Beijing, Bangkok, Paris and even more than in Africa A total of 12 countries in a joint interview with journalists report outlines for readers the "China Century" screen: China's rising economic and diplomatic power, overseas investment and the global demand for natural resources around the world economy, foreign affairs is also positive, while the relative strength of the United States in the fall, so the 21st century is China's century. The whole group reported that the upper part of each page are based on Chinese calligraphy marked "China Century" paper is divided into three parts: "What China wants nothing to be afraid," "cooperation with China" and "Whose Century"


Originally published in the United States on the 28th of this month "Time" magazine has been published on the 19th in advance, "China" Moment (China time) "leap off the paper, to the bright red five-pointed star for the cover design, the U.S. media attention to the 60th anniversary of founding of new China.


Gong Li is the first one to board the "age" the cover of the Chinese artist, we can see in the eyes of foreigners Gong Li is a representative image of Chinese film.

1996/10/28 Faye Wong, Gong Li, Faye Wong to become the second board after the "Time" cover of Chinese artists. "Time" Faye said the "pop queen."


1998/10/19 Jackie Chan, the front cover of this issue is already into a Hollywood martial arts star Jackie Chan. "Time" with "Mr. Hollywood" to refer to Jackie Chan, said that his new work, "Rush Hour" is the most true story of Hollywood's most exciting.


Guidance because of Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger" martial arts in the United States rise to an upsurge of 2 starring Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh became the period of "Time" on the cover. The issue also highlights the "Crouching Tiger" production process and Snapshots.


By Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li and Michelle Yeoh co-star of "Memoirs of a Geisha" was regarded as "Oscar" Big hot Asian version of "Time" magazine The latest issue featured prominently in film and in front of Zhang Ziyi to play for the cover of the main stills.


This month's "age" recruited Shu as the cover, and had an exclusive interview Shu Kei, Shu Kei debut has introduced a three star to a big break from the course of development.


With Zhang Yimou's film "Hero" big heat release, 4 starring Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi, together became the period of "Time" on the cover. This month's theme is Zhang Yimou's "Hero."


2002/11/18 Yao Ming in the NBA Houston Rockets Yao Ming effect of fever in the United States set off a wave, the period of "Time" selected Yao Ming as the cover, calling him "Mr. Big." The period also mentioned Chih-Zhi