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Urban legend: the curse of Jackie Chan

HONG KONG -- Jackie Chan is undoubtedly one of the most well-known action stars in Asia. Unfortunately, his name nowadays is strongly associated with an urban legend: unlucky events too often visit companies after using him in advertising.

     This rumor, which appears to have originated in news media in mainland China, has spread among the Chinese-speaking world, with Hong Kong and Taiwan news and online media picking it up and starting to introduce surprisingly rich bodies of evidence for the "curse."

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