中文English
News
Home > News > News > ninpHB Special Report|The Soul of Red Sandalwood and the Love of Health Interview with Chan Laiwa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fuwah International Group

ninpHB Special Report|The Soul of Red Sandalwood and the Love of Health Interview with Chan Laiwa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fuwah International Group

Pubdate:2022-07-11

Chan Laiwa, Chairman of the Board, Fuwah International Group

Born in 1941 in the Summer Palace in Beijing, a member of the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Director of the China Rosewood Museum, Honorary Life President of the Beijing Manchu Society


Chan Laiwah, a native of Beijing, was born in the Summer Palace in the western suburbs, and is a member of the Manchu Yellow Banner. Although she is a successful "Banner" person, she does not have an illustrious family background as most people think, and her rich industry is d on the integrity and diligence she has always adhered to.

Riding on the tide of China's reform and opening up, Chan Laiwah has written a legend of reigning in the business world, never forgetting her original intention, resonating with the times and actively giving back to the society with her own actions.


Duan Jing Hua (left), president of Health and Beauty magazine with Chan Laiwa (center) and her daughter Chiu Li.


In the new era, the Party Central Committee, with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, has placed people's health as a strategic priority for development, and the 19th Party Congress has clearly put forward the strategy of "implementing a healthy China", and the people's health and the equity and accessibility of basic medical and health services have continued to improve.

Facing the new development needs of the Party and the country, Chan Laiwah feels that she also has an unshirkable responsibility.

Now, she has set her eyes on the health and beauty industry, and her self-developed cosmetic brand, LiZhiHuatang, under Fuwah Group, through scientific extraction of the precious active ingredients in rosewood and effective use of the core components of skin care products, and the Palace Museum to create a strong alliance with the Palace Rosewood skin care products, with professional strength to provide consumers with more high-quality skin care products, in The Palace of Rosewood skin care products, with professional strength to provide consumers with more high-quality skin care products, while bringing beauty to more people, also highlights the vitality of the excellent traditional culture of the Chinese people over time.

Chan Laiwa's extreme pursuit of rosewood for decades gives us reason to believe that LiZhi Hua Tang will bring more expectations and surprises to the beauty industry.

At a special point of time like the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, Chan Laiwa was full of emotions: "It is the good policy of the Party and the country that gives us the happy life we have today, my career should resonate with the development of the country, dare to be the first, and do more things that are helpful to the development of society and the innovation of the industry, otherwise this life is not equal to come in vain? I hope I can do what I can to help the inheritance and revival of Chinese traditional culture."


About Chan Laiwa and Red Sandalwood, perhaps, it is difficult for anyone to separate the two. Together, they engrave a mark full of "love" and tell a story full of "deep love" and "persistence".

In the interview, Chan Laiwa narrates her past of pursuing rosewood, which makes people understand the truth that when one loves a career for decades, what one needs to do is not just to stick to it, but some love about family and red Sandalwood has actually been integrated into her life.

In a recent interview with Chan Laiwa, the Health and Beauty reporter not only saw her persistence to improve, but also saw that once she had made up her mind, she would go ahead and open the way to the mountains, and the bravery of the boat in case of water.

HB Reporter: "The sound of the lute is into the clouds when it is made of pewter and gold flakes" is a poem from Meng Haoran's "Lyrics from Liangzhou", which mentions "pewter", which can be said to be the love of your life. You once said, "If you fall in love with Red Sandalwood, you will forget about time and forget about sweetness and bitterness, and your whole being will become one with rosewood." From hobby to responsibility, your deep love and dedication to rosewood has never changed, and it can be said that it is a precipitated love. People would like to know what is the appeal of rosewood that attracts you so much?

Chan Laiwa: It starts with the history and characteristics of red sandalwood. It is very rare and has the reputation of being the most valuable wood in the world, as it is also known as the "imperial wood".

The  red sandalwood is hard and dense, making it an excellent material for construction, musical instruments, and furniture, while the resin and red sandalwood can also be used medicinally.

As a child, many pieces of furniture in my home were made of red sandalwood, and I grew up with the culture of red sandalwood. Its elegant and heavy shape, auspicious patterns, and the delicate grain and light fragrance of the wood itself have fascinated me since I was a child, and I have made red sandalwood my lifelong pursuit.



HB reporter: health, carrying people's aspirations and pursuit of a better life. General Secretary Xi Jinping has stressed that "we should put people's health in the strategic position of priority development, to popularize healthy living, optimize health services, improve health protection, build a healthy environment, develop a healthy industry as the focus, accelerate the construction of a healthy China, and strive to all-round, full-cycle protection of people's health." And we all know that national strategies are ed to personal destiny and enterprise development by ten fingers. How do you see the relationship between enterprise development and national policies? About the construction of health business, how do you view the Party's policy of combining Chinese and Western medicine?


Chan Laiwa: "The wise change with the times, and the knowledgeable follow the events." Only by adapting to the new situation, grasping new opportunities and exploring new business fields can the company stand on the tide and continuously release innovative vitality in the development of the times. Fuwah Group can have the achievements today thanks to the development and progress of the country, and we always keep up with the strategic development of the country's party exhibition.

In October 2016, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council issued the "Health China 2030" plan, which depicts a grand blueprint for the construction of a healthy China. In July 2019, the State Council's "Opinions on the Implementation of Health China Action" was released, proposing the implementation of 15 special actions, a clear action "road map" for a healthy China. The National Implementation of Health China Strategy" was written into the law.

In this great era, health is the common expectation of people, which is ed to the happiness of thousands of families and the future of the country and the nation. In particular, the Party's health policy of "combining Chinese and Western medicine" is very correct and fruitful, which has benefited not only me but also many other people.

In my personal opinion, Western medicine focuses on treating the symptoms while Chinese medicine focuses on treating the root of the disease, and the combination of Chinese and Western medicine can effectively and quickly cure the disease by treating both the symptoms and the root. The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council have always advocated that traditional Chinese medicine and modern medicine should complement each other, not only to develop Chinese medicine in "inheriting the essence, keeping the righteousness and innovation", but also to "adhere to the combination of Chinese and Western medicine" and "promote It is very correct to let both of them jointly take up the important task of protecting and promoting people's health.



The Forbidden City Red Sandalwood series of skin care products ,From the products themselves to the outer packaging have been carefully researched and planned


HB reporter: In the new era, Chinese traditional culture has been given a new connotation and regained its luster, and so has rosewood. The collaboration brand "Imperial Palace Rosewood Skin Care" between the National Palace Museum and LQH is a fusion of the profound art of national treasures and the long history of rosewood culture, with the intention of spreading the excellent Chinese traditional culture and advocating the aesthetics of oriental quality life.

Can you tell us what considerations went into the creation of the brand? In your opinion, how can LiQi Huatang play a better role in the process of promoting "Healthy China" and the new industry of intelligent health and beauty?

Chan Laiwa: There is no greater glory for a company than to make the realization of corporate value and the theme of the new era go together. The great journey of "Healthy China" has already begun, and national health has become an important symbol of sustainable national development. The importance of "Healthy China" naturally speaks for itself.

Red Sandalwood, which has a reputation as a traditional furniture material, can also be used as a medicine, either with other medicines or alone. In Li Shizhen's "Compendium of Materia Medica", it is written that "red sandalwood is used to make soup". It is easy to see that sandalwood is also used as a medicine and spice. Nowadays, the wisdom of beauty is more important to use the power of technology, and modern technology can be used to extract the essence of rosewood and use it in cosmetics.

As you should know, I now have excellent skin elasticity, hand and foot flexibility because of my frequent contact with rosewood.

If I rub the sawdust of rosewood on my skin repeatedly and then rinse it off with water, the rosewood will emit a substance called "wood oxygen", which can calm the mind and prevent wrinkles. For example, our small leaf sandalwood powder scented pillow, placed on both sides of the head when sleeping, is very helpful to improve the quality of sleep, has antioxidant, delay the skin aging effect.


Chan Laiwa introduces the efficacy of red sandalwood pillow to Health & Beauty reporter


HB reporter: the launch of the "Palace of Red Sandalwood skin care products", once again opened a new chapter of cultural heritage and innovation, our skin care products at the beginning of the brand cooperation with the Palace Museum, what is the reason for the consideration? At the same time, please tell us about the product composition and characteristics of the "Imperial Palace Red Sandalwood Skin Care".

Chan Laiwa: All along, I have always paid great attention to "integrity", I can't let down every person who believes in me. The products of the National Palace Museum are known for their quality and are highly respected. Therefore, the Palace Museum has high standards for partner selection, and we fit the bill, so the two sides hit it off.

After years of dedicated research by the international research team, the natural active ingredient Rosewood Extract was discovered in Rosewood, which can effectively repair the skin and help it glow with radiance.

At present, Lizhihuatang has a research and development, sales and service team including R&D personnel, quality control personnel, product managers, experiencers, branders, beauty consultants, customer service, etc. Relying on professional R&D, quality personnel and after-sales service team, we always uphold the belief of creating high quality with high quality ingredients, select rosewood as raw material for purification, develop high quality and unique skin care products, and let more people feel The efficacy of Red sandalwood extract skin care. In order to bring consumers a better experience, we also put a lot of effort into the design of the Forbidden City Red sandalwood skincare series. The outer packaging delicately restores the visual impression of the Forbidden City when snow falls, and the bottle is inspired by ice ribs with a unique concave and convex design, which is crystal clear and presents a clear and beautiful aesthetic.

The brand cooperation between our two parties also hopes to showcase and spread the culture of Red sandalwood in a new form through the strong combination of our respective advantageous.



HB Reporter: Since the establishment of the China Red Sandalwood Museum, you have made countless investments in it and have so far collected more than 10,000 pieces, and donated many precious rosewood collections to museums around the world. You once said: "My efforts over the years are to make the art of red sandalwood flourish in the world one day, and let Chinese red sandalwood culture go out of the country. What I give up is money, but what I get is the world's recognition of Chinese culture. Let Chinese art go to the world and leave it to the world, which is the most precious."

Over the years, what efforts have you made in promoting the red sandalwood culture to the world?


Chan Laiwa: Actually, there are a lot of stories. Because rosewood is so valuable and hard to find, folklore has the saying "a hundred years of sandalwood, an inch of sandalwood is an inch of gold" and "nine out of ten sandalwoods are empty". The best sandalwood in China was harvested as early as the Ming Dynasty. That's why I decided to visit the tropical rainforest south of the Tropic of Cancer when I learned about the growth of rosewood.

At that time, we braved the 40-degree heat and went into the Golden Triangle of Myanmar to look for sandalwood, which is often infested with wild animals. There are many unexpected difficulties on the road, such as buying wood, to rely on elephants to transport them out of the forest, but elephants are not always obedient, sometimes elephants lose their temper, will be the wood "throw fly", will also be rolled up also "throw fly".

But at that time, in order to buy sandalwood, I had the courage to do whatever it took.


The building in the picture is one of the 16 "ancient city gates" that took Chan Lwiwa's team ten years to complete.


In the ten years of building the old city gate, there were no samples and no drawings, so I had to lay up a very large drawing on the ground to proofread it. Every worker had injuries, and I still have a big puffy swelling on my own knee, which was caused by kneeling on the ground for a long time back then to make the gate. However, I knew I was doing something that was very beneficial to the country and to society, with extraordinary meaning and value, and I had to persevere, and they were worth it.



HB reporter: Health and Beauty magazine has always been committed to drawing nutrition and wisdom from the excellent Chinese traditional culture, continuing the cultural gene, extracting the essence of ideas, and letting the excellent traditional culture shine in the new era. We would like to hear your suggestions for the future development of the magazine.

Chan Laiwa: I think that Health & Beauty, as an important media in the health and beauty industry, must let readers establish the concept of healthy living.

"Healthy beauty" is actually a good habit in life. The concept of health exists in all aspects of life, and the development of health depends on the accumulation of time, from small hygiene habits to the choice of diet, these insignificant details in daily life determine our health status.

I give you some very practical advice, is to try to eat green and healthy, pay attention to the way you eat, such as crabs and seafood, be sure to eat steamed, thoroughly sterilized.

In addition, be sure to pay attention to the entrance of the food is clean and hygienic, etc.


Post-interview note: Rituals are developed from sincerity, voices from the heart, and actions from righteousness.

What was impressive in the interview was that when recalling the process of once searching for rosewood, Chen Lihua remembered every detail about it, even the grain of a precious rosewood tree when she found it. Yet she seems to have forgotten the dangers she herself faced while delving into the primitive southeast Asian from forests.

d on the present, in the face of the unprecedented changes of the century, she understands that enterprises need to activate the cultural momentum, maintain the determination of development, and always keep pace with the call of the Party and the national strategy.

True love and affection will not fade with the passage of time, because she is worth a lifetime of energy to care for.

It is because Chan Laiwa has no utilitarian purpose for this love of red sandalwood and does not seek any return, so there is no end to it.

To share:
About us | News center | Online tour | Exhibits | World tours | Contact us
京ICP备05015267号 中国紫檀博物馆版权所有 © China Red Sandalwood Museum 站长统计