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Laiwa Chan

Chan Laiwa

Born into poverty, Chan eked out a living by starting a furniture business before moving to Hong Kong in 1982, where she later founded the Fu Wah conglomerate, which has real estate, tourism and other businesses. Founder of Beijing’s prestigious Chang An Club, the now 74-year-old patron of the arts devotes herself largely to her self-curated China Red Sandalwood Museum.