Jackie Chane announces theme park: Jackie Chan World

5:17 AM, Sep 17, 2013   |    comments
Jackie Chan. Photo by Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images.
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Kung fu funny man Jackie Chan is building a theme park in Beijing in which to "exhibit all my stuff," he announced last week.

The Hong Kong-born actor, whose impoverished childhood prompted him to become a world-class shopper once he had achieved fame and fortune, will display items from his personal collections, including furniture and jewelry, the Malaysian Times reports.

Press reports haven't shed a much light on what exactly will lure visitors to the planned three-quarter-square-mile Jackie Chan World park. But the actor reportedly will donate at least four antique Chinese buildings to the development. Earlier this year Chan drew criticism for giving similar buildings to a Singapore university.

And last month, he took a drubbing in Chinese social media after posting a photo of rare, clear-ish skies in notoriously polluted Beijing.

"On Chinese social media - where exposing official hypocrisy is a national sport - nothing makes you lose street cred as quickly as shilling for the government," the website BuzzFeed wrote of the avalanche of negative comments sparked by Chan's post.

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By Jayne Clark, USA Today

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