Chinese actress Gong Li reportedly renouncing Singapore citizenship

Gong Li was reportedly blacklisted by the Chinese government for holding a foreign passport.

24/10/2021 3:35:00 PM

Gong Li was reportedly blacklisted by the Chinese government for holding a foreign passport.

Gong, who married Singaporean tycoon Ooi Hoe Seong in 1996, was granted Singapore citizenship in 2008.

Raise The Red LanternMemoirs Of A Geisha(2005) retained the citizenship even after the couple's divorce in 2009.She subsequently married French electronic musician Jean-Michel Jarre that same year and now lives in France.The latest rumour was greeted with cheers by Chinese netizens, who welcomed her back after years of jeers at her for turning her back on her country.

However, on local forums, there were snide remarks from Singaporeans about her using Singapore as a stepping stone while not contributing to the country, as well as jokes that she can now withdraw her CPF in full.Others wondered if martial arts star Jet Li, who also holds Singapore citizenship, will be next to give it up. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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