Hong Kong philanthropist has a vision for the world

Venture philanthropist James Chen launched the Clearly campaign in 2016 to advocate greater action to tackle the global crisis of poor vision, and champion innovations to do so.
Venture philanthropist James Chen launched the Clearly campaign in 2016 to advocate greater action to tackle the global crisis of poor vision, and champion innovations to do so.PHOTO: COURTESY OF JAMES CHEN

He is on a mission to tackle what he says is biggest unaddressed disability: poor vision

Billionaire Elon Musk may be on a mission to send people to Mars, but venture philanthropist James Chen has a no less far-reaching crusade: making sure the world sees that Mars landing clearly when it happens.

Since 2004, Hong Kong-born Mr Chen has been on a drive to tackle what he says is the biggest unaddressed disability in the world - poor vision.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 30, 2018, with the headline 'Hong Kong philanthropist has a vision for the world'. Print Edition | Subscribe