He is not wrong. The problem in the U.S. is that corruption is institutionalized and legal. When someone does get caught, the penalties are very minimal, especially compared to the harm done to the country.
What the U.S. and americans do not see is the kind of day to day corruption at the street level as is the case in China. For example, a taxi driver having to take 50 lbs of rice to the home of a police officer so he can get his taxi out of impound the next day.
But starting in earnest with Chairman Jung Ze Min, the Chinese government started to crack down hard on party officials and local party leaders that were corrupt. Then, they mostly lost their positions.
A few years back, the Chinese stepped up the effort with very serious penalties that escalate in severity based on the amount of money involved ($500,000, one year in jail; $5 million, 10 years in jail or perhaps death).
If the U.S. is not the most corrupt country in the world as Jackie Chan says, it is not far from the top of the list and laws in the U.S. need to be changed to make that corruption illegal.
Chan is by no means a minority amongst Chinese in this view.
Go to Beijing, have a glass of tap water and breathe deeply while protesting the government......then tell me how bad America is.
You are correct, but like the posters who point out we have a problem with legal AND illegal immigration- we have straight up corruption, as well.
Vote fraud, illegal immigration, drug violence, bribes, welfare fraud, racial bias- we’ve got tons of it.
China’s economic model for the last 2 decades has been built on corruption. They steal foreign intellectual capital and corporate secrets. Party leaders sit on corporate boards. The Princelings are now rich and are taking over.