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‘Duang!’ Chinese poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word

In this March 3, 2014 file photo, Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan, center, is escorted by officials as he is surrounded by journalists upon arrival at the Great Hall of the People to attend the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing. Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the country’s mass culture and entertainment: “duang.” It’s not a word, but a sound he made in an old TV commercial meaning something like “ta-da!” A new mash-up video of the old ad has made “duang” a trending topic on China’s social media. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the country’s mass culture and entertainment: “duang.”

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Spanish claim leg 4 in Ocean Race by just 4 minutes

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Spanish team MAPFRE, skippered by stand-in Xabi Fernandez, claimed an epic victory in the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race with just over four minutes to spare after 20 days sailing.

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