Howard Tsao
Appearance(s):  Sleeping Dogs
Full name:  Howard Tsao
Also known as:  Two Chin
Status:  Alive
Gender:  Male
Date of birth:  1956
Home:  Hong Kong
Nationality:  Chinese
Family:  David Wa-Lin Po (Uncle)
Main affiliation:  Sun On Yee
Vehicle(s):  Limo
Businesses:  Counterfeit racket
Gambling Racket
Voiced by:  Conan Lee

Howard "Two Chin" Tsao is a Sun On Yee red pole.



Tsao is the nephew of Sun On Yee Dragon Head, Uncle Po. This could have played a role in him becoming a Red Pole in the Triad, as he was promoted in 1981 after Po's ascension to Chairman. Though after the death and incarcerations of the top Sun On Yee members at the time, he could have just been the best option. He was at one time a heroin addict and has continued to use it casually since his recovery from the addiction. His heroin use is considered to be a weakness by others in the Triad.

Tsao controls a large gambling racket. Despite running this successfully, he himself is renowned for being a poor gambler, often losing his money very quickly. He also controls various import-export businesses. In recent years he has gravitated away from strong-arm tactics and criminal enterprises that require muscle in favour of white-collar schemes.

It is rumoured that he has a high-quality counterfeiting press somewhere in Central, as well as facilities to fabricate fake credit cards. The numbers are obtained from North America and Mainland China, then reproduces in Hong Kong for quick exploitation. Two Chin also attempted to expand into bootlegged DVDs and computer software in 2005, but he was stopped by Big Smile Lee who felt that this was too close to his and Sonny Wo's territory.

Two Chin is extremely superstitious, believing in both luck and feng shui.

Events of Sleeping Dogs

Two Chin became temporary chairman of the Sun On Yee after the task was assigned to him by Uncle Po. This action caused great friction between the Sun On Yee Red Poles, as Big Smile Lee felt that he was the logical successor after Uncle Po passed away.

Broken Nose Jiang, however, felt that Tsao was becoming too comfortable in his new position. Wei Shen and Old Salty Crab were tasked to go into Two Chin's house, and exploit his superstitious nature into believing that he was unlucky, in order to rattle him. Wei and Old Salty Crab moved the piano around, changed the clock to unlucky numbers, and stole his Jade Zodiac Statue as well as destroying 4 of his vases. Later, they hacked the surveillance system before leaving in the guard's car.

He later stepped down as he felt his luck had turned since becoming temporary chairman, then went into seclusion. Despite being his nephew, Two Chin was absent from Uncle Po's funeral, due to his seclusion.

Mission Appearances

Sleeping Dogs