Super VIPs | Peters, Winchell and Jennings


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As noted here, we consider anyone who spends 50 kuai for a Maovember pin to a VIP, specifically, a member of our ‘500 Mao Club‘. But some people want to donate enough to fund one eye surgery — rmb800 — and, after some heavy marketing strategy meetings, we decided to call them ‘Super VIPs‘.

These included the three people pictured above. Mike Peters (left) is an editor and writer for China Daily. Martin Winchell (center) is a logistics industry executive and chairman of Tianjin AmCham. And Alex Jennings (right) is a teacher at Muffy’s and an adviser for this year’s Maovember. All of them have committed to funding cataract surgeries for this year’s campaign.

If you want to sponsor an operation — you can it online here or in person — or have questions about maovember, email nihao (at)

Maovember focuses on quirky events for good causes. Our 2022 partner is Library Project, which has furnished thousands of reading rooms in rural schools. Learn more about Maovember here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.