Hing Chao

Chao is a philanthropist who is best known for his efforts to preserve Chinese culture in both Hong Kong and the mainland. He is the founder of Earthpulse, a charity that aims to preserve the indigenous cultures found in northern China and Mongolia, the Orochen Foundation, which aims to empower the Orochen people, and the International Guo-shu Association, which works to protect the traditions and history of martial arts. Chao is an avid martial-arts fan, which has also led him to establish the biannual Journal of Chinese Martial Studies and write several books on the subject, including the hefty tome The Hong Kong Martial Arts Community.