Zhou Ming (周明) is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character and the secondary antagonist in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and is the leader of the Ming Family, a sub-sect of the Triads in Liberty City.


He has links to Hsin Jaoming and is suspected of masterminding several major counterfeiting operations in Liberty City and around the world.

Along with Wu "Kenny" Lee and Chan Jaoming, he is a contender for the spot as Hsin Jaoming's successor. Both him and Chan were falsely accused of being the FIB informant who was ratting out the Triads (only for it to be revealed to be Kenny), and they were both killed by Huang Lee on Hsin's orders.

He is an extremely arrogant, bloodthirsty triad boss who thinks he has everything to become Hsin's successor. Zhou also owns a bar called the Ming Inn in Broker and an unnamed club in the East Island City district of Dukes.


Zhou appears to be very confident and selfish, almost always pointing out better facts about himself to everyone, including Huang Lee. Despite that, he appears to be loyal to his gang, trying to set up profitable deals and counterfeiting orgainsations. He is always on the look out for money and is very greedy. Him killing Uri in a brutal way also shows he is a heartless sociopath, who will do anything in order to achieve what he wants. His personality is similar to Ray Boccino from Grand Theft Auto IV.

Personal Information

Murders committed

  • Uri - Killed for apparently betraying him.

LCPD Database record

First Name:Zhou
Place of Birth:China
  • Linked to Hsin Jaoming's Liberty City Triad Organization.
Criminal Record:
  • 1989 - Trademark Counterfeiting
  • 1995 - Trademark Counterfeiting
  • 1997 - Armed Robbery
  • 2005 - Racketeering
  • Considered a rival for the leadership of Triad Organized Crime in Liberty City
  • Suspected of masterminding several major counterfeiting operations in Liberty City and abroad.

Mission Appearances


  • Zhou Ming drives a Bobcat as seen in the missions Stealing the Show and Driven to Destruction. He also has a Triad variant Hellenbach, as seen in all of the missions he gives from his clubhouse, in Cash and Burn and in the cutscene for the mission So Near, Yet Sonar.
  • His name was very likely based on the Chinese dynasties Zhou and Ming.
  • A Chinese character named Zhou Ming also features in Driver 76. Both games are set in an equivalent of New York, and Zhou Ming also appears as a boss for many missions in Driver 76.