Martial arts actor Jackie Chan is urging western men to marry Shanghai women, to help spread Chinese culture and language around the world.

The RUSH HOUR star is disgusted by the global ignorance surrounding Asian issues, but hopes his campaign to lobby foreigners to wed Chinese women will improve the situation.

He says, "We can encourage more foreigners to marry Shanghai ladies so their children will be able to speak Chinese.

"It will help spread Chinese culture far and wide,"

Chan is also fighting for Chinese-style sesame seed cake shops and teahouses to open next to McDonald's fast food restaurants and Starbucks coffee houses, to educate people about Asian food and drink.

15/06/2005 13:42