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    Thumbs up Jet Li’s ONE Foundation

    There's still time to get involved in the ongoing Jet Li ONE Foundation fundraiser peeps!
    And not only that you might win an autographed Unleashed poster to boot
    The raffle tix are cheap! paypal through www.tigerclawfoundation.org (raffle closes June 6th)
    The second signed poster is now up on ebay here (auction ends May 31st)
    the map is not the territory

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    its in the tsunami thread but good lookin out. the more attention the better.
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    The Tiger Claw Foundation

    We also have a thread on the TC Media forum. The Tiger Claw Foundation is our non-profit charitable arm. You'll see information on its work on the front page of every Kung Fu Tai Chi issue now. All donations are tax deductible.
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    ONE FOUNDATION in Thailand

    Just in case you were wondering if Jet's ONE Foundation was still active, here you go:
    Jet Li's Foundation Embraces International Partner
    2007-09-25 16:09:22

    Jet Li, founder of the One Foundation together with Thailand's Princess Ubol Ratana Ratchakaya Siriwattana Pannawadi, also chairperson of To Be Number One Foundation, launch a cooperative project at a ceremony held in Beijing on Tuesday, September 25, 2007. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com]

    Li Lianjie, known more commonly as Jet Li, a Chinese martial arts star and Red Cross Society ambassador, together with Princess Ubol Ratana Ratchakaya Siriwattana Pannawadi of Thailand announced a joint charity project in Beijing on Tuesday.

    With the common focus of providing help to young people, the One Foundation led by Li and the To Be Number One Foundation led by Princess Ubol will join hands for the initiative.

    This is the first time that the One Foundation has united with an international group since its launch in April 2007.

    Jet Li said at the opening ceremony in Beijing that the One Foundation is expecting to cooperate with more and more international organizations.

    As a first of its kind, the One Foundation highlights proper guidelines for juveniles, reaching out a helping hand to youngsters suffering from mental illness.

    Princess Ubol shares the One Foundation's mission of caring for youth. Her Royal Highness is the chairperson of Thailand's To Be Number One Foundation, which promotes healthy living habits among youngsters and fights against drug abuse.

    The To Be Number One Foundation has a sponsorship team of over 3000 people, and has set up over 30 "friend corners" to help young people aged 10 to 24 get away from drugs.

    Jet Li and Princess Ubol exchanged gifts at the ceremony to cement their sincerity for the collaboration.

    Jet Li's foundation has gained increasing attention of late with more and more celebrities taking part. The foundation has drawn over 300 people from all walks of life to sign up as volunteers.
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    Jet meets Bill

    Check out the pic.

    Jet blogged about it on his site.
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    This relates to what Jet said to me for the Jet Li Is Fearless article in our 2006 September/October issue.

    Jet Li launches project to help mentally ill youth

    Chinese martial arts film star Jet Li launched another charity project in Beijing on Saturday, aiming to help youth suffering from mental health problems, Beijing Daily Messenger reports.

    Jet Li, creator of the "One Foundation", visited three colleges, including Peking University and Tsinghua University, on Saturday to promote the project.

    He introduced that the project is part of his One Foundation, and that 580,000 yuan has been spent on establishing consultation centres in 58 universities around China.

    Meanwhile, another 420,000 yuan has been earmarked for special programs, making the total donation one million yuan.

    The One Foundation works in cooperation with the Red Cross Society of China.
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    say what ou want about the guy he helps people and thats what being famous is really about using your celbrity to help causes

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    Jet Li interview this weekend

    TalkAsia - CNN

    Up close with Jet Li

    JET Li (pic) joins host Anjali Rao and a live studio audience for a special edition of CNN’s Talk Asia (Astro channel 511) airing this weekend. Li reveals during the interview how wushu (martial arts) led him to Hollywood fame, thoughts on meeting the US President, his relationship with the Dalai Lama and how the 2004 tsunami changed his whole perspective on life.

    Catch Li on Talk Asia tomorrow at 8.30am with repeats on Sunday (midnight, 9.30am and 10pm).

    Li’s name is synonymous with wushu and his world-class skills in the discipline led to his international break in the box office smash, Lethal Weapon 4.

    He talks about how violence and death are portrayed on screen and talks about the Oscar-nominated film, Hero.

    Li also explains his proudest moment in life goes back to being handpicked by his coach at the age of 11 to represent his country on a goodwill tour in the United States. He performed on the White House lawn for former US President Richard Nixon, Chinese leaders and other heads of state.

    The award-winning actor reveals that the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon script was originally tailor-made for him, but he has no regrets after turning it down, something he repeated with the Wachowski brothers’ Matrix trilogy.

    China’s highest paid actor also discusses his extensive humanitarian work. He talks about his near brush with death when holidaying with his family in the Maldives as the 2004 tsunami hit, an experience that inspired him to set up the One Foundation. For more information, visit www.cnn.com/talkasia.
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    you could be jet's assistant!

    it could be you.
    Jet Li Looking for Personal Assistant
    Filed Under (Announcements) by Keith Kamisugi on 23-01-2008

    The awesome Jet Li is looking for a new personal assistant.

    “As you know, I’m have left my current position with Jet, however, I am helping him through the transition until we find a new assistant,” said Jason Lin in an email that reached me through a listserv. “It’s a very unique time to be working with Jet not only because his films keep getting bigger (with Forbidden Kingdom and Mummy 3 releasing later this year) but also he is deeply involved in philanthropy. … I will continue to work with Jet on his foundation but we need someone to carry on the full-time job in the role of the assistant.”

    Here’s the job description:

    ASSISTANT TO “HIGH LEVEL CHINESE CELEBRITY/PHILANTHROPIST.”

    Area of Focus: film, non-profit (in order of work priority)

    Location: Based in Asia

    Job Description: You are invited to explore the opportunity to learn and work with high level Chinese celebrity/philanthropist and learn the inner workings of the film industry in both the United States and China . The majority of work will involve hands-on involvement in building a world-class foundation from the grounds up. This will involve meetings with numerous high-level business and government officials to build and develop philanthropy in China and on a worldwide basis. Employee will perform all the usual and customary duties of a personal assistant, including, but not limited to, review and respond to correspondence; scheduling appointments; translation of conversations and correspondence; organizing personal matters; and other duties that may be assigned. Please visit one-foundation.com to better understand the world of this high level Chinese celebrity/philanthropist.

    Desired qualifications:
    -Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English
    -Degree from top-tier university with high GPA
    -At least 2 years of work experience in consulting, banking, a large multinational, studio or equivalent experience
    -Strong attention to detail
    -Strong analytical ability
    -Ability to follow through with projects and follow instructions as given
    -Ability to travel frequently (50%)

    Send cover letters and resumes to Jason Lin at cjasonlin@gmail.com.
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    Here's another one in Chinese

    Here's the Chinese news piece.

    Here's the babelfish version.
    "one fund" allocates funds 950000 to rescue the snow disaster to appeal whole family each other is warm
    Http://ent.tom.com on January 30, 2008 17 o'clock 58 minuteTom entertainment
    Essential character: Li Lianjie one fund

    FromOn January 10The start, south our country encounters the serious snow disaster which 50 years does not meet, the disaster area involves our country 14 provinces and cities areas, the disaster situation is extremely serious. In after Red Cross Society of China general meeting comprehensive understanding disaster situation, Red Cross Society of ChinaLi Lianjie(newest dynamic,personal record file) one fund plan decision allocates funds 950,000 Yuan to hit by disaster the provinces and cities area to 14 to carry on the as far as possible commodity rescue, simultaneously appealed the entire society moves together, "the whole family" own helps oneself, each other is warm, spends together the difficulty.

    95ten thousand transmits family member compassion 14to hit by disaster the province to deliver warm

    Since the snow disaster has occurred, Red Cross Society of China Li Lianjie one fund plan management committee member and the crew, the continuously close attention disaster situation, carries on the communication every day with the Red Cross Society of China general meeting, the understanding newest disaster situation and Red Cross's concrete disaster relief situation.

    Finally, "one fund" the management committee makes the consistent resolution: Instigates the friendly funds, hits by disaster the provinces and cities area to 14 to carry on the as far as possible commodity rescue. Stipulated according to the national related disaster relief, at Red Cross general meeting after each place disaster situation unification analysis, friendly funds assignment plan as follows:

    Hits by disaster the most serious Hunan, Hubei, Guangxi, Guizhou and Anhui five provinces, each province respectively allocates funds 100,000 Yuan, other Jiangxi, Henan, Chongqing, Sichuan, Yunnan, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Xinjiang and so on 9 provinces, each province respectively allocates funds 50,000 Yuan. Amounts to 950,000 Yuan, the friendly funds completely will use in to purchase the disaster relief rice under, will unify by each place Red Cross sends.

    Since this has been "one fund" had been established, uses in the disaster relief aspect biggest friendly funds, also is at the same time faces many disaster areas implementation for the first time the rescue motion. Regarding this, "one fund" the staff indicated, because this time hits by disaster the surface to be extremely broad, one fund can give the material rescue is very limited, hoped through these rescues, transmits "the whole family" to the disaster area people the concern and the love. Because "one fund" collects each Yuan, all is condensing an each contributor's compassion, "one fund" while carries on the material rescue, hoped transmits each family member's love to the disaster area people, lets them know oneself certainly alone faces the wind and snow, the innumerable family members' heart and they link in the same place.

    Appealed "the whole family" moves each other warm to spend together the difficulty together

    While transfers the friendly funds to carry on the commodity rescue, "one fund" also specially "the family member" launches the appeal to the body place disaster area, hoped under the as far as possible condition, everybody may move together, starts from the side minor matter, from helps the personal maidservant to start, each other warm spends together the difficulty.

    When one fund plans initiator Mr. Li Lianjie, the review by oneself experience tsunami, most is affected is, does not divide the nationality facing the disaster people, does not divide the race, hand in hand together supports the scene which faces together. Therefore, "one fund" "" the family member launches the appeal to the body place disaster area, "the whole family" mutually helps, is mutually warm.

    Perhaps a glove, a cotton cap, may give the severely cold center a child warmth, helps them to resist the wind and snow;

    Cup of lukewarm water, a bowl soak the surface, perhaps may let be detained in the train station passenger, temporarily forgets the hunger and cold, feels the proficient warmth;

    Snows the elimination which sweeps clear, a shovel ices up, perhaps may let the vehicles smoothly pass through, the transportation replies as soon as possible;

    Perhaps even, a warm salute, a warm smiling face, may let the person have the courage to face the disaster, and finally defeats the disaster.
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    Jet @ Harvard

    What a score for the for the Harvard wushu club.

    Jet Li Fights for Global Teamwork
    Published On Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:55 AM
    By JOHNNY H. HU
    Contributing Writer

    World-renowned actor and martial-arts champion Jet Li spoke to a packed audience at Loeb Drama Center yesterday afternoon, offering advice to Harvard students on everything from how to build a successful marriage to how to view the world with a global perspective.

    The speech was organized by the Harvard College Association for US-China Relations (HAUSCR) and Initiating Mutual Understanding through Student Exchange (IMUSE), a collaboration between students at Harvard, Tsinghua, and Peking Universities.

    The event also featured a performance by the Harvard Wushu Club, a panel discussion between students from both China and Harvard, and a question-and-answer session with the audience.

    In his remarks, Li asked audience members to think of themselves as humans, rather than identifying by their country of origin.

    “We are very small, but we can change the world,” Li said, adding that no matter where one lives, everyone has the same hopes.

    Li cited the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean as an example of people from various backgrounds coming together to help each other.

    Li was in the Maldives at the time and had to be pulled out of the water with his baby daughter because of the rapidly rising tides.

    “I yelled ‘help,’ [and] in a moment, I see 200 people from different countries, different cultures, different religions, helping each other,” Li said.

    Li added that he realized then that it was the “right time for me to give back to the world.”

    The One Foundation, founded by Li last year, asks supporters to donate one dollar per month in support of international disaster relief, among other efforts.

    Anthony T. Zhang ’08 said he was surprised by Li’s speech because he “didn’t know very much about his humanitarian efforts.”

    Zhang said he had “always thought of [Li] as an actor” rather than as a humanitarian.

    But he added that what Li said “made a lot of sense.”

    The event also had its lighter moments.

    Li was asked how he has managed to keep such a lasting relationship with his wife, and he replied that love is “not just about receiving but also giving.”

    Li also talked about how his mental training in martial arts has helped him explain a lot in his life.

    “From my viewpoint, there is no real right and wrong.” Li said, adding that he thinks everything can be viewed from two complementary viewpoints, the yin and the yang.

    The event was sponsored in part by the Beijing Olympic Committee.

    In an interview conducted in Mandarin before yesterday’s event, Li said that this summer’s Beijing Olympics will be a time when eyes from all around the world will be focused on China.

    While China has already transformed itself into a modern global power, the Olympics will be one of the first chances for the rest of the world to appreciate these developments, Li added.

    Fifteen student delegates made the trip from China to speak on campuses across the United States and Canada as part of the IMUSE program, with Harvard their first stop.

    When asked before the event about their experience here at Harvard, they praised Harvard’s dining hall food but said students in China have more of a social life because they live closer together.

    During the panel discussion, when asked about his impressions of America, Robert Wei from Peking University said the “diversity in this society” represented the “harmony” in America.

    Rachel Li, another delegate from Peking who is not related to the actor, said she was “impressed by the hospitality of the American people.”
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    small clips from the event (or at least i think its the same one):

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=rrhqkwdAA4Y

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=n080FgjiPiA&feature=related
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    Jet's on the move!

    This is a big year for Jet and Jackie.

    Film Tycoon Unites One Foundation for Charity
    2008-03-05 19:14:22 CRIENGLISH.com

    China's film industry leader Huayi Brothers Film Corporation officially announced their cooperation with One Foundation, the charity fund launched by Chinese kung fu master Jet Li, in a press conference held in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon, March 5.

    Wang Zhongjun, CEO of Huayi Brothers, said that Huayi, together with their partners, four major theater companies, will donate part of their box office income in the next decade to One Foundation for charity. If one film ticket was sold, Huayi Brothers would donate 0.1 yuan and the related theater would donate 0.01yuan. And the donation starts from the action blockbuster "The Forbidden Kingdom", which is scheduled to premiere in North America on April 18.

    Starring Jet Li and another superstar Jackie Chan, the movie has been the focus of public attention since shooting began. This film marks the first collaboration between two stars. It is estimated to break the box office record by Peter Chan's epic movie the Warlords in 2007.

    Jet Li, who was present at the press conference, was very glad to have this tycoon on board. "Since the fund's launch last year, many film companies, directors and actors have offered help to the One Foundation. Today, we have set up cooperation with Huayi Brothers. That means more and more celebrity friends will join in to promote the charity campaign". Jet Li is confident that his fund will benefit more people. It's believed the two joining hands will result in more donations for the One Foundation.

    Last April, Jet Li put his years' plan into reality and launched the One Foundation, hoping to help youth suffering from mental health problems, as well as victims of natural disasters. After near a year's effort, he persuaded many entrainment stars to get involved in the project, including Jackie Chan, Jay Chou, Andy Lau and Peter Chan.
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    odd

    We supported the ONE Foundation in 2005. Why ONE turning one now?

    Jet Li's Charity Fund Turns One
    2008-04-17 21:10:24 CRIENGLISH.com

    Jet Li walks into a press conference held at the China Millennium Monument in Beijing celebrating the one-year anniversary of his charity fund, the One Foundation, on Thursday, April 17, 2008. At the event, Jet Li led staff workers to review the foundation's development and introduced future plans. The disaster-relief One Foundation was jointly launched by Jet Li and the Red Cross Society of China to encourage each person to donate one yuan (14 US cents) per month.
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    Click for three photos of this.

    Donna has her hand on a strange boy in make up.
    Donatella Versace, Jet Li Visit Quake Zone
    2008-11-12 16:21:55 CRIENGLISH.com

    Italian fashion icon Donatella Versace and Chinese action star Jet Li visit a children's center in Sanjiang, close to the May 12 earthquake epicenter in southwestern China's Sichuan Province, November 11, 2008. The center, funded by Versace through Li's One Foundation, provides psychological consultations to quake-affected youngsters.
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