29th August 2020 – (Beijing) According to mainland media reports, two luxurious apartments in Beijing belonging to Jackie Chan, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and an international movie star were listed on the government’s judicial auction site with a foreclosure price of 71.9 million yuan (approximately HK$81 million). It will be officially auctioned at 10am on 28th September. The location is at Room 1001 and Room 1002, Building 2, No. 9 Dongzhimen Inner Street, Dongmen District with a total area of 1217. 5 square meters.
Jaycee Chan, Jackie’s son was accused in 2014 of sheltering others to use drugs. In August 2014, police said more than 100 grams of marijuana were found at his home and the home address was listed as these two luxurious apartments currently offered on auction, according to local media reports. Jaycee Chan and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, were both detained at his Beijing home in August, with police saying they tested positive for marijuana. Mr Ko was released after a 14-day administrative detention for drug use but Jaycee Chan was put under “criminal detention” for the additional and more serious suspected crime of “providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs”, Beijing police said at the time.
Chinese media NetEase reported that according to Jackie Chan, the builder did not go through the property rights transfer procedure after handing over the house to Jackie’s family 13 years ago. Later, the builder had a financial dispute and was sued for foreclosure by the creditor, and Jackie Chan’s apartment was hence auctioned. It is understood that Jackie Chan helped the builder to market and sell the apartments from 2006 to 2008, and the builder should pay him 20.6 million yuan in remuneration. Later, he decided to buy two apartments of the builder that had a total asking price of 33.6 million yuan, of which 20.6 million yuan was deducted as remuneration to Jackie, but unexpectedly the procedure for the transfer of property rights was not completed.