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List of overseas Chinese

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This is a list of notable people with Chinese ancestry living outside of the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China.

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Africa

  • Jean Ping, President of the African Union, Gabon
  • Asia

  • Corazon Aquino, President of the Philippines-ethnic Chinese ancestry Philippines
  • Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Governor of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Steve Chia, politician, Singapore
  • Chia Thye Poh, communist activist, Singapore
  • Chiam See Tong, politician, Singapore
  • Chin Peng, communist leader, Malaysia
  • Chong Eng, politician, Malaysia
  • Chung Keng Quee (Zheng Jinggui: 1827 to 13 December 1901), Kapitan China of Perak & Penang, Perak State Councillor, Malaysia
  • Chung Thye Phin, Kapitan China of Perak, Perak State Councillor
  • Chung Thye Yong, Tin miner, rubber planter and businessman
  • Chung Kok Ming, Federal Councillor, Federated Malay States
  • Arthur Chung, former president, Guyana
  • Fong Kui Lun, politician, Malaysia
  • Fong Po Kuan, politician, Malaysia
  • Goh Chok Tong, Senior Minister, Singapore
  • Goh Keng Swee, politician, Singapore
  • Hon Sui Sen, politician, Singapore
  • Khaw Boon Wan, politician, Singapore
  • Koh Tsu Koon, politician, Malaysia
  • Teresa Kok Suh Sim, politician, Malaysia
  • Lee Hsien Loong, prime minister, Singapore
  • Lee Kuan Yew, Minister Mentor, Singapore
  • Lee Lam Thye, politician, Malaysia
  • Lee Siew Choh, politician, Singapore
  • Alfredo Lim, politician, Philippines
  • Lim Chin Siong, politician, Singapore
  • Lim Chong Eu, politician, Malaysia
  • Lim Guan Eng, politician, Malaysia
  • Lim Keng Yaik, politician, Malaysia
  • Lim Kim San, politician, Singapore
  • Lim Kit Siang, politician, Malaysia
  • Lim Yew Hock, politician, Singapore
  • Ling How Doong, politician, Singapore
  • Ne Win, former head of state, Myanmar
  • Low Thia Khiang, politician, Singapore
  • Oh Kyo Shiu, community leader in the World War II era, Thailand
  • Ong Ka Ting, politician, Malaysia
  • Ong Teng Cheong, former president, Singapore
  • Jesse Robredo, politician, Philippines
  • David Tan Chee Khoon, politician, Malaysia
  • Seow Poh Leng, founder of the pre-WWII Ho Hong Bank
  • Tan Cheng Lock, politician, Malaysia
  • Tan Kim Ching, Kapitan China, consul for Japan, Thailand and Russia, member of the Royal Court of Siam, Singapore
  • Tan Seng Giaw, politician, Malaysia
  • Tan Siew Sin, politician, Malaysia
  • Thaksin Shinawatra, former Prime Minister, Thailand
  • Banharn Silpa-Archa, 21st Prime Minister of Thailand, Thailand
  • Chuan Leekpai, former Prime Minister of Thailand, Thailand
  • Chamlong Srimuang, politician & founder of Phalang Dharma Party, Thailand
  • Somkid Jatusripitak, former finance minister, Thailand
  • Boonchu Rojanastien, former finance minister, Thailand
  • Teresa Kok Suh Sim, politician, Malaysia
  • Tony Tan Keng Yam, President, Singapore
  • Teo Chee Hean, politician, Singapore
  • Anote Tong, president, Kiribati
  • Wee Kim Wee, former president, Singapore
  • Pansy Wong, politician, New Zealand
  • Yap Ah Loy, headman, Malaysia
  • Sylvio Hock Sheen Tang Wah Hing, Minister of Youth & Sports, Mauritius
  • Pol Pot, dictator of Cambodia, Cambodia
  • Son Sen, Pol Pot's right-hand man, Cambodia
  • Ta Mok, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge Central Committee, Cambodia
  • Khieu Samphan, Pol Pot's Deputy Khmer Rouge politician, Cambodia
  • Kang Kek Iew, Khmer Rouge leader, Cambodia
  • Australasia

  • John So, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Australia
  • Kenneth Wang, politician, New Zealand
  • Penny Wong, politician, Australia
  • Europe

  • Steven Dominique Cheung, Young Advisors for Her Majesty's Government and Youngest Candidates For European Parliament
  • Michael Chan, Baron Chan, physician and member of the House of Lords
  • Lydia Dunn, Baroness Dunn, deputy chairman and senior non-executive director of HSBC (since 1992)
  • Anna Lo, social worker and Alliance Party Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Northern Ireland
  • North America

  • Elaine Chao, United States Secretary of Transportation
  • Yeung Ching-Sen, Senior Fellow, Commissioner Education Commission of the States 1996-2003
  • David S. C. Chu, Under Secretary of Defense for Readiness
  • Jim Chu, Chief Constable of the Vancouver Police Department
  • Steven Chu, United States Secretary of Energy
  • Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor General of Canada
  • March Fong Eu, Secretary of State of California
  • Hiram L. Fong, former US Senator from Hawaii
  • Matthew K. Fong, former California State Treasurer
  • Edwin M. Lee, mayor of San Francisco
  • John Liu, member of the New York City Council
  • Gary Locke, former governor of Washington
  • Shien Biau Woo, former attorney general and lieutenant governor of Delaware, current president of the 80-20 Initiative
  • David Wu, US Representative from Oregon; first and only Chinese American US Representative
  • Actors and actresses

  • Jackie Chan, actor born in Hong Kong, works internationally, mainly in the United States
  • Nadine Chandrawinata, actress, Indonesia
  • Rosalind Chao, actress, United States
  • Daphne Cheung, actress, United Kingdom
  • Maggie Cheung, actress born in Hong Kong, raised in the UK, works mainly in Hong Kong and Europe
  • Michelle Chong, actress, Singapore
  • Michael Chow Man-Kin, actor born in Canada, based in Hong Kong
  • Joe Taslim, actor, Indonesia
  • Kam Fong Chun, actor, United States
  • Alexa Chung, TV presenter, England
  • Heart Evangelista, actress, Philippines
  • Benson Fong, actor, United States
  • Jessica Henwick, actress, England
  • James Hong, actor, United States
  • Takeshi Kaneshiro, actor, Japan
  • Burt Kwouk, actor, born in England
  • Bruce Lee, actor and martial arts master born in San Francisco, worked in Hong Kong and the United States
  • Brandon Lee, actor born in Oakland, California; son of Bruce Lee
  • Shannon Lee, actress born in Los Angeles; daughter of Bruce Lee
  • Katie Leung, actress, Scotland
  • Baim Wong, actor, Indonesia
  • Lucy Liu, actress, born in New York City
  • Richard Loo, actor, United States
  • Keye Luke, actor, United States
  • Agnes Monica, actress, Indonesia
  • Olivia Munn, actress and TV presenter, United States
  • Dr. Haing S. Ngor, actor, born in Cambodia, worked in the United States
  • Harry Shum, Jr., actor, United States
  • Zoe Tay, actress, Singapore
  • Garrett Richard Wang, actor, United States
  • Fann Wong, actress, Singapore
  • Michelle Yeoh, actress, Malaysia
  • Victor Sen Yung, actor, United States
  • Filmmakers

  • Lionel Chok, Singapore
  • Tze Chun, United States
  • Teguh Karya, born Steve Liem Tjoan Hok, Indonesia
  • Ang Lee, United States
  • James Lee, Malaysia
  • Tsai Ming-liang, Malaysia
  • Tan Chui Mui, Malaysia
  • Jack Neo, Singapore
  • Royston Tan, Singapore
  • James Wong, United States
  • Musicians

  • Jin Au-Yeung, United States
  • Gary Cao, Malaysia
  • Jose Mari Chan, Philippines
  • Kit Chan, Singapore
  • Angelica Lee, Malaysia
  • Agnez Mo, Indonesia
  • Maia Lee, Singapore
  • Fish Leong, Malaysia
  • JJ Lin, Singapore
  • Eric Moo, Malaysia
  • Sylvester Sim, Singapore
  • Stefanie Sun, Singapore
  • Penny Tai, Malaysia
  • Vienna Teng, United States
  • Nicholas Teo, Malaysia
  • Yo Yo Ma, United States
  • Michael Wong, Malaysia
  • Titi DJ, Indonesia
  • Comedians

  • Raybon Kan, comedian, columnist, New Zealand
  • Athletes

  • Michael Chang, tennis player, United States
  • Ang Peng Siong, swimmer, Singapore
  • Alan Budikusuma, badminton, Olympic gold medalist, Indonesia
  • Chan Chong Ming, badminton player, Malaysia
  • Chew Choon Eng, badminton player, Malaysia
  • Choong Tan Fook, badminton player, Malaysia
  • Rudy Hartono, badminton legend, Indonesia
  • Pi Hongyan, badminton player, France
  • Goh Tat Chuan, footballer, Singapore
  • He Zhi Wen, table tennis, Spain
  • Jeremy Lin, nba basketball player, United States
  • Lee Chong Wei, badminton player, Malaysia
  • Lee Wan Wah, badminton player, Malaysia
  • Li Jiawei, table tennis player, Singapore
  • Li Li, badminton player, Singapore
  • Liem Swie King, badminton legend, Indonesia
  • Lim Eng Beng, basketball player, Philippines
  • Samboy Lim, basketball player, Philippines
  • Fortunato "Atoy" Co, basketball player, Philippines
  • Wong Mew Choo, badminton player, Malaysia
  • Ng Ser Miang, sailor, Singapore
  • Sadaharu Oh, baseball player, Japan
  • Remy Ong, bowling player, Singapore
  • Poh Seng Song, athlete, Singapore
  • Susi Susanti, badminton, Olympic gold medalist, Indonesia
  • Ho-Pin Tung, race driver, Netherlands
  • Xu Huaiwen, athlete, Germany
  • Jiang Yanmei, badminton player, Singapore
  • Jing Jun Hong, table tennis player, Singapore
  • Wong Choong Hann, badminton player Malaysia
  • Yao Jie, badminton player, Netherlands
  • Alex Yoong, race driver, Malaysia
  • Li Donghua, gymnastics, Switzerland
  • Michelle Kwan, figure skater, United States
  • Patrick Chan, figure skater, Canada
  • Jeremy Ten, figure skater, Canada
  • Beatrisa Liang, figure skater, United States
  • Caroline Zhang, figure skater, United States
  • Tiffany Chin, figure skater, United States
  • Christina Gao, figure skater, United States
  • Businesspeople

  • Jeffrey Cheah, Malaysia
  • William Cheng, Malaysia
  • Ho Ching, Singapore
  • Jimmy Choo, Malaysia
  • Khoo Teck Puat, Singapore
  • Robert Kuok, Malaysia
  • Lucio Tan, Philippines
  • Kwek Leng Beng, Singapore
  • Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco Jr., Philippines
  • Lim Goh Tong, Malaysia
  • Olivia Lum, Singapore
  • Quek Leng Chan, Malaysia
  • Sudono Salim, entrepreneur, Indonesia
  • Low Kiok Chiang, Singapore, Thailand
  • John Gokongwei, Philippines
  • Seow Poh Leng, Singapore
  • Seow Sieu Jin, Singapore
  • Henry Sy, Philippines
  • Vincent Tan, Malaysia
  • Tan Kim Ching, Malaysia
  • Teh Hong Piow, Malaysia
  • Tiong Hiew King, Malaysia
  • Lilian Too, Malaysia
  • George Ty, Philippines
  • Francis Yeoh, Malaysia
  • Yeoh Tiong Lay, Malaysia
  • Tony Tan Caktiong, Philippines
  • Jerry Yang, United States
  • Alfonso Yuchengco, Philippines
  • Loh Boon Siew, Malaysia
  • Sondhi Limthongkul, Thailand
  • Law

  • Mai Chen, constitutional lawyer, New Zealand
  • Denny Chin, judge, United States
  • Kwa Geok Choo, Singapore
  • Claudio Teehankee, Philippines
  • Woon Cheong Ming Walter, Singapore
  • Wee Chong Jin, Singapore
  • Albino SyCip, banker and lawyer, Philippines
  • Alexander SyCip, corporate lawyer, Philippines
  • Thomas Tang, judge, United States
  • Pedro Yap, Philippines
  • Military officers and soldiers

  • General Vicente Lim, Philippines
  • Captain Francis B. Wai, United States
  • James Yee, military chaplain, United States
  • Religious leaders

  • Jaime Sin, Roman Catholic Cardinal Archbishop, Philippines
  • Stephen Tong, Indonesian Reformed Evangelist, Indonesia
  • Hussein Ye, Islamic preacher and scholar, Malaysia
  • Seamen

  • Lim Poon BEM, shipwreck survivor
  • Asia

  • Aaron Lee, Singapore
  • Russell Lee, Singapore
  • Catherine Lim, Singapore
  • Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Malaysia
  • Su-Chen Christine Lim, Singapore
  • Tan Swie Hian, Singapore
  • Australasia

  • Jack Yan, publisher, author, New Zealand
  • Grace Chin, columnist, Malaysia
  • Europe

  • Fran├žois Cheng, writer, France
  • Gao Xingjian, writer, France
  • Jung Chang, author, United Kingdom
  • Timothy Mo, author, United Kingdom
  • Helen Tse, author, United Kingdom
  • Xiaolu Guo, author, United Kingdom
  • Tash Aw, writer, United Kingdom
  • United States

  • Amy Chua, author and professor of law
  • Gish Jen, author
  • Ha Jin, author
  • Jean Kwok, author
  • Laura Ling, journalist
  • Lisa Ling, journalist
  • Amy Tan, author
  • Helen Zia, journalist
  • Scientists, engineers, medicine

  • Min Chueh Chang, reproductive biologist, United States
  • Victor Chang, surgeon, Australia
  • Steven Chu, scientist, 1997 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, United States
  • Kevin Fong, space physiologist, United Kingdom
  • David Ho, AIDS researcher, United States
  • Wen Ho Lee, scientist, United States
  • Ken Yeang, architect, Malaysia
  • Chang-Lin Tien, engineer and previous Chancellor of UC Berkeley, United States
  • Tsung-Dao Lee, physicist, Nobel Prize winner, United States
  • Chern Shiing-shen, mathematician, United States
  • Da-Wen Sun, engineer, Ireland
  • Terence Tao, mathematician, Fields Medal winner, Australia
  • Shing-Tung Yau, mathematician, Fields Medal winner, United States
  • Chen Ning Yang, physicist, Nobel Prize winner, United States
  • Charles K. Kao, physicist, Nobel Prize winner, United States
  • Roger Y. Tsien, chemist, Nobel Prize winner, United States
  • Daniel C. Tsui, physicist, Nobel Prize winner, United States
  • Yuan T. Lee, chemist, Nobel Prize winner, United States
  • Samuel C. C. Ting, physicist, Nobel Prize winner, United States
  • An Wang, computer engineer, United States
  • Kai-Fu Lee, computer scientist, United States
  • Art, design, culinary

  • Amber Chia, international model, Malaysia
  • Patrick Chia, designer, Singapore
  • Jimmy Choo, designer, Malaysia
  • Chen Kenichi, chef, Japan
  • Ming Tsai, chef, United States
  • Ling Tan, model, Malaysia
  • Vivienne Tam, fashion designer, United States
  • Zang Toi, fashion designer, Malaysia
  • Ang Kiukok, artist, Philippines
  • Yah-Leng Yu, designer, Singapore
  • Hongtu Zhang, artist, United States
  • Choen Lee, photographer, Malaysia
  • Maya Lin, artist and architect, United States
  • Justin Quek, chef, Singapore
  • Andrew Gn, fashion designer, Singapore
  • John Clang / John C.L. Ang, photographer, Singapore
  • Zao Wou Ki, painte, France
  • I. M. Pei, architect, United States
  • Alexander Wang, fashion designer, United States
  • Poh Ling Yeow, celebrity chef, Australia
  • References

    List of overseas Chinese Wikipedia


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