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China is elated that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 14 of its stars to join the organisation.

As reported on Mingpao, previously it was revealed that the Academy has unveiled 774 new members, bringing the total membership closer to more than 8,000 people.

14 of these new members are Chinese actors and filmmakers, including actresses Fan Bingbing, Maggie Cheung, and Carina Lau; actors Tony Leung, Donnie Yen; and filmmakers Ann Hui, Peter Chan, Feng Xiaogang, and Jiang Wen.

On the other hand, other Asians in the list include Japanese director Takashi Miike, and South Korean director, Kim Ki-duk.

Donnie, who has been experiencing a surge of popularity in Hollywood since starring in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, expressed, “I am honoured!”