Dr Charles CHEN Yidan established the Yidan Prize in 2016 with a mission to make the world a better place through education.
Dr CHEN is being touted as China’s Internet philanthropy pioneer. He co-founded Chinese Internet giant Tencent in 1998. In 2007, he launched the Chinese Internet industry' s first charity foundation with his partners - the Tencent Charity Foundation - of which he remains honorary chairman.
Apart from his charity work with the Tencent network, Dr CHEN undertakes other education philanthropy. Since 2009, he has been supporting the Wuhan College, a private non-profit university in China.