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Taiwanese model-actress Lin Chi-ling pays it forward

Becoming friends with a cancer patient led the Taiwanese model-actress to set up a charity foundation

Lin Chi-ling takes negative publicity, an unsavoury aspect of celebrity, in her stride.
Lin Chi-ling takes negative publicity, an unsavoury aspect of celebrity, in her stride.PHOTO: LONGINES

Lin Chi-ling reaches out and gently takes my digital voice recorder.

"Come, let me help you," the Taiwanese model and actress coos, positioning the gadget, which she holds with both hands, in front of her lips, to record what she is saying.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 01, 2019, with the headline 'Lin Chi-ling pays it forward'. Subscribe