By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou is suing a Chinese citizen for
600,000 yuan (NT$3 million) in compensation after the person described him online as a traitor, reports said Friday.
Chou has a huge following across Asia and starred in several movies, including the Hollywood production “The Green Hornet” with comedian Seth Rogen and Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz.
According to reports in the Chinese media, an article appeared online in early June describing Chou as a traitor who sold out his country. The pop star denied he was Chinese and insisted he was Taiwanese, while his grandparents were Japanese citizens, the article went on. [FULL STORY]