Jackie Chan (成龍) previously posted a public service announcement video on coronavirus, urging the people in China (especially Wuhan) to overcome it.

The initial response was rather negative as many accused the 66-year-old actor of being all talk and no action. “Why haven’t you donated a cent even though you’re so rich?” netizens asked.

Jackie Chan
Source: Today Online

However on Tuesday (4th February), the martial arts superstar took to his Weibo account, saying, “Science and technology is key to overcoming the virus, and I believe many people have the same thought as me and hope that an antidote can be developed as soon as possible.”


I have a ‘naive’ idea now. No matter which individual or organisation develops the antidote, I want to thank them with 1 million yuan (approx. RM591,000),” Jackie added. Having said that, he hopes that his good intention wouldn’t be misconstrued.

This is not about money. I don’t want to see the once-bustling streets empty now and do not want to see my compatriots fighting a virus until some of them are dead when they should be enjoying life,” said the entertainer.

Source: Today Online

Jackie’s “Vanguard” was one of the Chinese New Year pulled from cinemas due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Sources: The Star, Today Online.

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