Date
23 October 2017
Kung fu actor Jackie Chan (left), NPC chairman Zhang Dejiang (center) and anti-Occupy Central organizer Chow Yung may be on Hong Kong people's ice bucket challenge list. Photo: HKEJ, facebook
Kung fu actor Jackie Chan (left), NPC chairman Zhang Dejiang (center) and anti-Occupy Central organizer Chow Yung may be on Hong Kong people's ice bucket challenge list. Photo: HKEJ, facebook

Wouldn’t it be cool to douse some people who are in the news?

If it’s not for charity, who do you want to pour an ice bucket over?

Without further ado, we call out a few people who are making headlines.

1. Jackie Chan. How can this guy still be China’s anti-drug ambassador? His son, Jaycee Jo-ming, made banner headlines in several local dailies for allegedly consuming a prohibited substance and was reportedly in possession of over 100 grams of marijuana in his home which could land him in jail for life.

It makes one wonder whether the kung fu star ever gave a piece of his mind to his son, especially as he once said his father told him in no uncertain terms to steer clear of two things – drugs and triads. How embarrassing!

Nominees: Jackie’s wife Joan Lin; the father of Taiwanese actor Ko Chen-tung; and Commissioner for Narcotics Sally Wong. 

2. Pan-democrats. Instead of saying anything about Occupy Central, the pan-democrats should bring an ice bucket along on their trip to Shenzhen next week and collectively pour cold water over their heads to show how much they desire universal suffrage. When they are wet, they could say anything they want and put their video on Youtube (which is banned in the South China Sea).

Nominees: unanimously, National People’s Congress chairman Zhang Dejiang. (If Zhang accepts the challenge, democrats should “take it first”.)

3. Robert Chow Yung. He must be blind. The white-haired convenor of the Alliance for Peace and Democracy rounded on i-Cable TV over an allegedly erroneous report that Hong Kong Youth Association members had received money to join the anti-Occupy Central rally.

Even the blind would know Sunday’s rally was funded by the deep pockets of the pro-establishment groups. The former newsman and radio host also asked Now TV and other media to watch the i-Cable report over which he has threatened to take legal action. How ironic!

His nominees: all media practitioners who believe there were no participant that joined the protest without receiving money or meal subsidy.

4. Ronnie Chan Chi-chung. The No.1 fan of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday told his Asia Society audience that it would be naive to believe the United States is not behind Hong Kong politics because Hong Kong is its intelligence center in Asia Pacific.

On a recent visit to Washington, he had to remind his US friend to decide whether Russia or China should be their No.1 enemy. He also suggested Beijing should take a hard-line policy against the US because the soft approach had not worked in the past 17 years. 

Nominees: Edward Snowden, the US fugitive in Russia; Clifford Hart, an American diplomat who still has not answered a previous ice bucket challenge; Henrietta Fore, Chan’s Asia Society co-chair.

Now it’s your call. Take your pick of the above four evils, get a glass of cold water for yourself and watch the show. 

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