Source: Crazy Days and Nights
This foreign born permanent A list mostly movie actor was in the news in the past week or two and not in a good way.
Now comes news that along with several moguls and government officials, the actor was part of a consortium that has been cloning humans for about five years. They have a handful of five year old children and another two dozen ranging in ages from newborn to four years old.
They were in the early stages of selling some of the kids when the government stepped in.
Not because the government cared about the sale/trafficking but they don’t want to deal with people knowing the cloning of humans was being done/sanctioned by the government.
Why do people in #HongKong hate Jackie Chan?
— Hong Kong World City☔️🖐🏻👆🏻 (@HKWORLDCITY) August 13, 2020
Jackie Chan forced to let his Beijing apartments go up for auction due to ownership dispute
Jackie Chan is being forced to allow two of his apartments in Beijing to go up for auction due to an ownership dispute.
The actor, known for movie hits like “Rush Hour,” “The Karate Kid” and “The Foreigner” finds himself locked in a legal dispute between two real estate companies that will now force him to get rid of two pieces of luxury property he bought in 2006.
According to Variety, the action movie star and martial artist bought two adjacent apartments in a residential compound in the capital city’s Dongzhimen district. Although he and his family have lived there since 2007, the properties are being put up for auction after a real estate company that the star did promotion for allegedly failed to properly transfer the rights to the assets to Chan.
Chan reportedly worked with Yujia Real Estate and paid some $4.9 million for the apartments at the time. The company is now locked in a legal dispute with another real estate company that saw a Chinese court order the seizure of Yujia’s assets to be sold. Because it didn’t do the proper paperwork, Chan’s apartments are reportedly listed as Yujia assets and are therefore subject to the forced auction as part of the asset seizure. – Source
Here’s Why Jackie Chan Is Really Unpopular in Hong Kong
To the Western world, Jackie Chan is a martial arts hero and popular action film star. But in his birthplace of Hong Kong, Chan is deeply unpopular, particularly among the city’s pro-democracy movement.
“The West lauds Jackie Chan but they don’t understand him,” a popular Twitter account called Hong Kong World City that supports the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement told VICE News. “He isn’t this wholesome mascot that he makes himself out to be.”
But Chan’s outspoken support for China’s ruling Communist Party has caused controversy in Hong Kong—he was even recruited to join the party’s political advisory body.
In 2009, Chan questioned the idea of a free press and said that Chinese control was a positive thing. – Source
Chinese ‘have cloned 30 human embryos’
Chinese scientists have created at least 30 cloned human embryos as a source of cells for medical treatments, it was claimed last night.
The research makes them leading contenders in the race towards human cloning.
The scientists say they have harvested ‘stem cells’ from human embryos that were cloned from eggs donated by patients at a fertility clinic.
Work on stem cells, the body’s mother cells that can develop into any kind of tissue, may herald a medical revolution. They could be used to produce perfectly-matched ‘spare part’ tissues for transplant – avoiding the risk of rejection as the cells are taken from the patient’s own body
Experts predict that treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and diabetes could be available within three years.
China’s relaxed attitude to cloning has led to huge amounts of money being spent on research. But the breakthrough at Xiangya medical college, in the southeastern city of Changsha, will prompt fears that it could go a step further and produce a cloned human baby. – Source
Chinese court sentences scientist who ‘gene-edited’ babies
A Chinese court on Monday sentenced the doctor who claimed to be behind the world’s first gene-edited babies to three years in prison for illegal medical practice, state media reported.
He Jiankui, who shocked the scientific community last year by announcing the birth of twins whose genes had allegedly been altered to confer immunity to HIV, was also fined three million yuan ($430,000), Xinhua news agency said.
He was sentenced by a court in Shenzhen for “illegally carrying out the human embryo gene-editing intended for reproduction”, Xinhua said.
Two of his fellow researchers were also sentenced. Zhang Renli was handed a two-year jail term and fined one million yuan while Qin Jinzhou was given 18 months, suspended for two years, and fined 500,000 yuan.
The trio had not obtained qualifications to work as doctors and had knowingly violated China’s regulations and ethical principles, according to the court verdict, Xinhua said.
They had acted “in the pursuit of personal fame and gain” and seriously “disrupted medical order”, it said.
Xinhua said a third gene-edited baby was born as a result of He’s experiments, which had not previously been confirmed.
He announced in November last year that the world’s first gene-edited babies—twin girls—had been born that same month after he altered their DNA to prevent them from contracting HIV by deleting a certain gene under a technique known as CRISPR.
The claim shocked scientists worldwide, raising questions about bioethics and putting a spotlight on China’s lax oversight of scientific research.
Amid the outcry, He was placed under police investigation, the government ordered a halt to his research work and he was fired by his Chinese university. – Source