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"I buy ALL my friends. Makes life easier."
―Huang Lee

Huang Lee (李黃) is a character in Grand Theft Auto series, who appears as the protagonist of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.


A spoiled rich kid from Hong Kong, Huang owes his status as a Triad member to his father, a Triad boss from China. After the murder of his father, his uncle, Wu Lee to deliver a family ‘heirloom', the Yu Jian Sword, to secure his family’s claim to the leadership of the Triad gangs, calls Huang to Liberty City. However, what was supposed to be a weekend of table service and strippers turns into a dangerous adventure after arriving at Francis International Airport only to be hijacked, robbed of his sword, and left for dead. Huang dug deep into the rotten core of Liberty City - and deep within himself -- to avenge his father's murder and reclaim his family's honor.


Throughout the course of the game, Huang is been shown to be very cocky and quick-witted. He appears to be much more intelligent than other characters in the game who seem to be oblivious to Huang's constant mocking and sarcastic remarks.

Huang does not value honor and tradition in the same vein as his Uncle, claiming that "this is 2009 not 1403." However, he is very loyal to his family and his gang, following their orders with little hesitation, even to the point he'd murder other Triads. Huang acknowledges the fact that he is a "pampered little snot" in the opening cutscene, and he reveals that he has visited Liberty City before where he "caught crabs from a Swiss tourist."

He seems to dislike the characters he gets missions from but he does show the occasional respect for his Uncle Wu Lee.

Appearance in GTA IV

Huang has a record on the LCPD Database in Grand Theft Auto IV. It states that he is a 25-year old Chinese native and known associate of Wu "Kenny" Lee's Liberty City Triad Gang. His record also states that he has been believed to be working freelance for other organizations in addition to his uncle's.

Characters Murdered by Huang Lee


  • Cherie - Can be killed during Huangs random encounter with Cherie.
  • Tommy - Can be killed during Huang's second encounter with Tommy.
  • Selma - Can be killed during Huang's second encounter with Selma.

Heinous crimes committed by Huang

Mission appearances

GTA Chinatown Wars
  • As the protagonist, he appears in every mission.


The correct pronunciation for the name Huang is Hoo-ang. People mistakenly pronounce the name Hoo-ong, which is incorrect. Huang translates to yellow if written 黃, but can be translated to anything that uses the same pronunciation.

Another area of confusion is the mixed use of Mandarin and Cantonese spellings in his name. Huang Lee hails from Hong Kong, where the Cantonese dialect is more commonly used, but "Huáng" (黃) is written in a Romanized Mandarin spelling when "Wong" or "Wang" should be used; "Lee" is correctly Cantonese, while the Mandarin equivalent is "" (李). This means Huang Lee's name may also been purely referred -in Chinese name order- to as "Lee Wong" or "Lee Wang" in Cantonese and "Lǐ Huáng" in Mandarin. His early background in Hong Kong remains largely unexplained. In some Chinese-language websites Huang Lee's given name is written 皇, which has the same Mandarin pronounciation as 黃 (huáng), but means "royal" or "emperor".


LCPD Database information

Surname: Lee

First Name: Huang

Age: 25

Place of Birth: China

Affiliations: Known Associate of Wu "Kenny" Lee's Liberty City Triad Gang.

Criminal Record:

  • 2002 - Trademark Counterfeiting
  • 2005 - Grand Theft Auto


  • Nephew of Liberty City Triad Boss, Wu "Kenny" Lee.
  • Believed to be working freelance for other organizations in addition to his uncle's.


  • Huang may speak both Mandarin and Cantonese, as seen in his conversation with Noh. This is most likely just something that was over looked by Rockstar.

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