Actress Gong Li was excluded from the delegate list of the eighth national
conference of the China Film Association (CFA), a CFA spokesman said yesterday.
"According to the CFA charter, members must be Chinese citizens," Kang
Jianmin, the CFA vice chairman, said.
Gong, the 43-year-old star of "Farewell My Concubine" and "Memoirs of a
Geisha," was naturalized in Singapore in early November.
Gong was a member of the ninth and tenth national committee of the Chinese
People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
However, Gong was not on the list for the 11th session of the CPPCC, held
early this year. She will not be a member again, since CPPCC members are
customarily Chinese citizens.
The just-concluded CFA conference granted memberships to film makers and
actors from Hong Kong and Macao for the first time. Jackie Chan was elected vice
chairman of the CFA.