Each of Tang’s clubs is designed to reflect is specific setting. Whereas the Beijing club is mainly about the elegance of the long-ago past, the Hong Kong club, in the old Bank of China building, is sleekly art deco, with marble-topped tables and Tiffany glasswork, but also contemporary Chinese art on the walls and waiters in collared Mao-style jackets—a gentle spoof. The Singapore club, in the Capital Tower skyscraper, has pink chandeliers and silk scrolls embellished with quotations from three Chinese leaders—Sun Yat-sen, Mao, and Chiang Kai-shek—“to be fair”, says Tang. Although the clubs have similar menus, each has local dishes; at the Hong Kong club, for instance, you can get homemade Hong Kong-style noodles, and in Singapore, beef redang, a spicy stew. Tang opened the Beijing China Club in 1996, after spending $8 million on the renovation, with a party that felt more like 1930s Shanghai than stodgy Beijing; movie stars and royals—among them Kevin Costner, Michael Caine, and the Duchess of York—came for the occasion. Celebrities continue to drop in on Tang’s clubs, often in his company; he recently stopped by the Singapore and Beijing clubs (his base remains Hong Kong) with “some of my younger friends from London”, including Kate Moss and Jude Law.