6/02/2009

Marry off Chinese women to spread culture

Jackie Chan: Marry off Chinese women to spread culture

While Russian nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky wants to keep the ever-precious resource of Russian women from marrying outside their nationality, film star Jackie Chan thinks that marrying off Chinese women to foreigners is a great way to promote Chinese culture.

"We can encourage more foreigners to marry Shanghai ladies so their children will be able to speak Chinese," Chan said at the Shanghai International Film Festival, the South China Morning Post reported on its front page.

"It will help spread Chinese culture far and wide," he reportedly said.

The paper reported that Chan didn’t say why his proposal singled out Shanghai women, and he offered no suggestions about how to implement his plan.

His plan? Jeez, let’s hope he’s not taking it that far!

This news is especially interesting (and coincidental) in light of Zhirinovsky’s racist remarks about Chinese men:

He saw the biggest threat coming from Chinese men, whose choice of potential spouses at home has been restricted by Beijing's "one child" policy. Many have settled in Russia's far east with Russian brides, who appreciate the fact that their foreign husbands tend to drink far less than local men.

"If we don't react now, in 50 or 100 years the Chinese and other Asian nations will be masters in our house and the Russians will become service staff," claimed the MP.

You know guys, women are actually people - not just a gaggle of uteri waiting to spread your cultural seed.