Jackie Chan lends his voice to Beijing’s Olympics bid

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Beijing | Published: March 14, 2015 4:51:55 PM

Hollywood movie star Jackie Chan has joined in the recording of a song, "Wake up Winter," which will be used to promote Beijing's bid...

Hollywood movie star Jackie Chan has joined in the recording of a song, “Wake up Winter,” which will be used to promote Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

The first people to officially hear the song will be the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission during their March 24-28 visit to Beijing, state run Xinhua news agency reported today.

“‘Wake up Winter’ is actually a call to people around the world with an incessant eagerness for the Olympic Spirit, and a longing for friendship between people and countries,” songwriter Wang Pingjiu said.

A large number of well-known musicians both from home and abroad have been involved, including Zhao Jialin, one of the main composers for “Little Apple”, which was China’s most popular song last year.

It’s not Chan’s first foray into Olympic singing. The Hong Kong-based star performed “We Are Ready”, recorded and released a year before the beginning of the 2008 Olympics. He also sang at the closing ceremony of those Games.

A big celebrity in China, Chan is member of the Chinese advisory legislature the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee, (CPPCC).

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