Movie(电影 diànyǐng) star(明星 míngxīng) Jackie Chan has vowed to guard(保护 bǎohù) the national flag, echoing a call made by China Central Television (CCTV) on social media.
CCTV initiated a topic on Sina Weibo stating "the five-star flag has 1.4 billion guards." Chan responded by saying "I'm a guard for our national flag." The topic quickly became the most influential topic on Weibo.
These statements(声明 shēngmíng) follow egregious acts such as the flinging of the Chinese national flag into the sea, committed by some radical(激进的 jījìn de) protesters(抗议者 kàngyì zhě) in Hong Kong.