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Jin Yong

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Oct 25, 2019

Famous Chinese Kung Fu novelist Louis Cha Leung-yung (pen name Jin Yong) was born in Haining county in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province on Feb 6, 1924.

After moving to Hong Kong in 1948, Jin founded the newspaper the Ming Pao News and had been dubbed as one of the "Four Scholars in Hong Kong".

He had written many popular Kung Fu novels under the nom de plume Jin Yong since the 1950s.

Critics say Jin made a great contribution to the Chinese film and television industry over the years. In addition, his works have been adapted for many TV series, films and radio plays.

He passed away on Oct 30, 2018 in Hong Kong, at the age of 94.

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Jin Yong [Photo/IC]