"I always keep weapons hidden in dumpsters all over the city for emergencies just like this."
―Ling Shan

Ling Shan (单玲) is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a supporting character in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.


Ling was born in China, and has a brother named Xin. Ling Shan serves as the Master of Arms for the Lee Family, a subsect of the Algonquin Triads.

Events of GTA Chinatown Wars

Police Ambush

"Shit! Get us out of here alive, Huang, and I'll marry you! Yes - I know about sarcasm."
―Ling to Huang

After Huang Lee arrives in Liberty City, he gets the order to find a crew that was watching a group of undercover cops. When Huang arrives there, he finds out that Ling was the only survivor of an LCPD attack. After a quick talk, the police arrive again and Huang loses the heat, and then drives to his apartment. Ling then drives the car back to Wu Lee.


"Ling... What the fuck?!"
―Huang to Ling after her death

She then got the order to teach Huang combat and to wield a weapon. After doing so, they had to protect a shop from thugs. However, Ling was swiftly shot by one of them, and died in an alley. An ambulance is used to transport her away at the end of the mission as depicted in a cutscene.

Prominent Appearances in Missions



  • Despite being one of the main marketing images for the game (her artworks in a red dress), her role in the game is relatively small. This can suggest that she originally was supposed to have bigger role in the game, as characters having many artworks often have a bigger role in the storyline.
  • According to the game manual, Ling's number is 555-232-6666.
  • Although her age and year of birth are unknown, it is highly likely that Ling was older than her brother Xin. This is because Xin was 19 at death, making him one of the youngest characters to appear in the GTA series. As master-of-arms for the Lee family, Ling would likely be more skilled than her brother, who was only a robber. This is possible that she was the same age as Huang. In addition, Rockstar rarely puts minors in games, only implications that they exist (the only two in the entire franchise are Mary-Beth Williams and Jill Von Crastenburg). In the United States, minors are those younger than 18.


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