"I'm gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled. If we're not being controlled, we'll just do what we want." The above quote was from Jackie chan in a panel discussion about the Asian entertainment industry.
Recently, a representative for Chan said that the quote that has millions of people in an uproar were simply taken out of context. He was talking specifically of the entertainment industry being censored, not the Chinese people as a whole.
Personally, I would come out publicly and put an end to the rumors. Don't send a rep to clean up your mess. The people will react better to you rather than a rep. At this point, it might be too late for Mr. Chan.