Jet Li donates to Taiwan relief

'Mummy 3' star and others give to typhoon relief

HONG KONG -- Jet Li and fellow celebrities attended a televised fundraiser that collected more than $11 million for victims of Taiwan's worst storm in 50 years.

Typhoon Morakot killed more than 500 people after dumping more than 80 inches (2 meters) of rain on the island last weekend, triggering landslides and flooding villages in the mountainous south.

Li and fellow stars from Taiwan and Hong Kong, including actor Leon Lai and singer Andy Hui, appealed for donations at the charity show in Taipei late Friday, Hong Kong's Oriental Daily News reported on its Web site Saturday.

The show had raised nearly NT$380 million ($11.6 million) by late Friday evening, Hong Kong's The Sun newspaper reported on its Web site Saturday.

The report said Li pitched in 300,000 Chinese yuan ($44,000).

Action star Jackie Chan did not attend but pledged NT$10 million ($304,000) and recorded a video calling for donations, according to The Sun.

Taiwanese first lady Chou Mei-ching joined celebrities in taking calls at the phone bank.
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