Chinese martial-arts superstar Jet Li's charity fund, the One
Foundation, now has another megastar on board.
The official website for the One Foundation said on Tuesday that
Jackie Chan has warmly accepted Jet Li's invitation to take on the
position as honorary director-general for two years.
Jet Li made an official announcement on Thursday at a press
conference promoting the Chinese-American kung fu movie The
Forbidden Kingdom, which features both stars.
The Forbidden Kingdom is the first film collaboration
between the two most well-known Chinese martial-arts actors, and
Jet Li was quoted as saying it also created an opportunity for them
to build their charity contributions together.
Jet Li and Jackie Chan have been exchanging charity work
experiences while shooting the film.
In April, Jet Li worked with the Red Cross Society of China to
set up the One Foundation, with the idea of encouraging each person
to donate one yuan (US$0.13) per month.
Previous reports say big-names including Jay Chou, Andy Lau, and
Peter Chan have contributed their part to the fund.
On the other hand, Jackie Chan founded the Jackie Chan
Charitable Foundation in 1988 to help young people receive better
medical services and aid disaster-stricken victims. In 2006, the
actor announced he would donate half of his assets to the
foundation when he dies.
It's believed the two joining hands will result in more
donations for the One Foundation.
Film crew promote The
Forbidden Kingdom at a press conference held today in
Hengdian, Zhejiang Province. The film, featuring two most famous
Kung fu stars Jet Li and Jackie Chan, will be directed by Lion
King director Rob Minkoff.
Jackie Chan and actress Liu
Yifei, who will play a role in The Forbidden
Jet Li hugs Jackie Chan at
the press conference held today in Hengdian, Zhejiang
Actress Li Bingbing who
will play a role in The Forbidden Kingdom
(CRI.cn June 14, 2007)