Famous couple Faye Wong and Li Yapeng’s Smile Angle Foundation collected 8.45 million yuan at a charity banquet held last Tuesday night in Beijing.


The Smile Angle Foundation was founded by this couple in November to help children with cleft lips and palates. The couple donated 1 million yuan (125,000 U.S. dollars) to start the foundation which will be supervised by the Red Cross Society of China.

This was reported to be Faye Wong’s first public appearance after giving birth to their daughter, Li Yan in May. Li Yan subsequently underwent corrective surgery in the United States for a cleft lip.

The highest bid collected during this charity event was 5 million yuan for a jade bowl that was donated by Hong Kong actor, Tony Leung.

Many big-name Chinese stars including Zhao Wei, Xu Jinglei and Na Ying, attended the event.