A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in , amid a broad anti-drug in China's capital that has several celebrities.
Kai Ko emerged from a Beijing detention center before dawn and into a of reporters from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Followed to his hotel by the press pack, a Ko challenged one reporter to a fight before retreating inside an elevator.
Kai was more composed at an afternoon news conference in which he appeared with his parents and agent and apologized for smoking .
"I was wrong on this issue. I made a mistake. There is no excuse for it. I was wrong," Kai said.
"I never realized that Kai Ko is more than just a name for myself. It also means a lot to those who support and love me. It was out of my expectations that anything concerning 'Kai Ko' could have such a big impact on others," he said, before bowing with his parents and agent in a sign of .
Ko, whose real name is Ko Chen-tung, rode to fame after his 2011 coming-of-age film "You Are the Apple of My Eye." The role won him a Best New Performer award at the Golden Horse film awards in Taiwan, considered the most in Chinese-language cinema.
Ko also played the boyfriend of one of the in China-produced "Tiny Times 3.0," a huge hit with young female audiences that knocked "Transformers 4" from the No. 1 spot in the mainland's box office last month.
The arrests of Ko and Chan came amid a major offensive against drug-related crime in Beijing that has seen a 53.2 percent rise in investigations in the city to more than 1,800 since January, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.
More than 8,400 suspects have been detained during that time, an increase of 78.7-percent over the same period last year, Xinhua said.The 23-year-old was arrested on Aug. 14 along with Jaycee Chan, son of the Hong Kong martial arts superstar. The arrests drew media attention in the Chinese-speaking world and Kai's news conference came amid speculation about how his career as an entertainer and brand spokesman might be affected.
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吸毒者：a addict, a drugster, drugger; druggy; junky, junker; dope-fiend; -addict
长期滥用药物者/长期吸毒者： drug abuser
有重癖的吸毒者：hard-core drug addict