CAMBODIA: Jackie Chan promotes peace through arts and culture to students, 26 November 2009

Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan gave a lecture to students at the University of Cambodia on the humanitarian work he is involved in.

He was awarded with an honourable doctoral degree in humanity, Kao Kim Hourn, secretary of state for the Foreign Ministry and president of the University of Cambodia, said earlier. Chan also received an education award from the University of Cambodia for his humanity's work and activities, Kao added.
Chan urged the students to work together despite differences: "We are of different colour, different language, different nationality but the world belongs to us. Cambodia belongs to me, China belongs to you, America belongs to everybody wherever they stay."

And while explaining why he makes action movies as opposed to love film Chan proved his point by almost knocking over a glass of water, to the delight of the audience.

Jackie Chan visited Cambodia first in 2004 sponsored by United Nations Children's Fund and the United Nations AIDS Program.

Chan is a keen philanthropist and UNICEF/UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador who has worked tirelessly to champion charitable works and causes.

It is the part of the events of the "Bridges - Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace" program of the International Peace Foundation scheduled from Nov. 4, 2009 to April 27, 2010. Ten Nobel Prize winners, film stars, movie producers and other world figures will visit here and give speeches.