Honk Kong

Jackie Chan has said he feels shame for his son, who has been indicted by Beijing prosecutors on a drug charge and could be jailed for up to three years.

The remarks, reported by China’s official Xinhua News Agency, came two days after authorities announced the indictment against Jaycee Chan, 32, who is charged with sheltering others to use drugs. The scandal has been particularly embarrassing for Hong Kong movie star Jackie, who was named by Beijing as an anti-drug ambassador in 2009.

Jackie, who sits on China’s top national political advisory panel - the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference - told Xinhua that he did not use his connections to interfere with the case and that he hopes his singer-actor son will become an anti-drug ambassador when he is released. Beijing police detained the younger Chan at his Beijing apartment in August along with Taiwanese movie star Ko Kai.