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Jet Li Officially Declared Singaporean

January 26, 2011 (3:36 am) GMT
The martial art actor is settling in the Asian country for the sake of his children's education.

Chinese movie star has become a Singaporean citizen. The kung fu legend was born in Beijing, China, but has held an American passport for the last two decades.

He has settled in Singapore in recent years and has now confirmed he's become an official citizen of the Asian country so his children can benefit from the education system which teaches both English and Mandarin to Chinese students.

Li tells the AFP, "My children can have good bilingual education with social stability, and my children will not be harassed by journalists and reporters. This is funny because I have been holding a U.S. passport and staying in the United States for 20 years, nobody said anything about it. Now I come to Singapore, everybody seems to be curious to know why I'm coming here."

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