Stephen Chow's role as political adviser sees rocky start

27 January 2013 / 3 years 9 months ago

Stephen Chow was in Beijing on Thursday to promote his new film, Journey to the West. However, according to a China Daily report, the popular Hong Kong actor and director's new role as a political adviser is not proving easy, as some advisers have criticised him for not fully exercising it.After being absent for the first two days of the annual session of the Guangdong committee of China's political advisory body, Chow showed up on Friday morning in Guangzhou, the provincial capital."I'm very sorry. I did not attend the conference for the first two days because of my film's tight schedule. But I'm very honoured to become part of the political advisory body," Chow said.Chow arrived at the city's conference hall about 9:40 am, more than half an hour after the opening of the Guangdong annual legislature session. Chow's assistant told reporters that they began the car trip from Hong Kong at 6 am."We arrived in Guangzhou before 9 am. But the driver did not know how to get to the hall and we were delayed by the traffic jam," he said. Surrounded by dozens of reporters at the downtown Baiyun International Conference Hall, Chow blamed his late arrival on the heavy traffic. "I came here to learn," Chow said. "I will try my best to perform my new role well."

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