Ada Choi 'kidnapped' in China

Hong Kong - Television star Ada Choi has decried the shameful behaviour of Chinese merchants who forced her to attend an event and waylaid her car when she tried to leave after the job.

"I felt for the first time my life was in danger, it was the same as being kidnapped," she wrote on Weibo last Saturday, after what she said was an unpleasant two-day engagement, reported Ming Pao Daily News.

The 40-year-old Hong Kong star, whose popularity in China has soared after she starred in Empresses In The Palace last year, said she had arrived in Xian last Friday to make an appearance at a location specified in a contract.

But the organisers "forcibly took me to another mall and made me get off the car", she wrote.

They later apologised for the incident in a letter, saying there would not be a repeat in Tianjin the following day, she recalled.

But after the job in Tianjin, a group of men followed her in two cars and stopped her car when she was on her way to the airport, her manager told Ming Pao.

Choi managed to leave after calling the police, the manager said.

The star has worked in China for many years and it was her first time dealing with such clients, the manager said, adding that the company would pursue the matter.

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