Jackie Chan is allegedly a distant relation of Fang Xuanling, a famous chancellor during the Tang dynasty (618 – 907 AD). Wuhu City archives staff in Anhui claim to have recently found evidence linking the retired actor to his supposed celebrated ancestor.
Fan was renowned for advising Emperor Taizong on state matters. So, Jackie was really just following in his ancestor’s footsteps when he joined the CPPCC, an advisory body for the Chinese government, earlier this year.
By Maea Lenei Buhre