Three Chinese Fields Medalists so far:
1. ST Yau (丘成桐): HK-USA, Harvard Dean of Maths.
2. Terence Tao (陶軒哲): Australia-USA (Parents immigrants from HK), UCLA Math Professor.
3. Ngo Bao Chau (吳宝珠): Vietnam-France, École Normale Supérieure (Paris) / Princeton University.
The other great Chinese Mathematician is S.S. Chern (陈省身), he was too old for Fields medal (only for below 40) but awarded Wolf Prize together with Paul Erdős. He was the thesis prof of ST Yau.
Hope Singapore, China and Taiwan will produce any new Chinese Fields medalist.
There is one rising star CHINA/USA YT Zhang 张益唐 (1955 -, 60 years old) who shocked the Math world last year from obscurity with the “Twin Primes 70-million Gap” Proof.
Terence Tao thinks highly of applying Math in engineering, medicine, science etc. He used Math to help reduce the harmful MRI Scan of patients from 10 mins to just 2 secs with the same quality of image.
Unfortunately today Math in primary schools to junior colleges are taught without explaining the theories behind, which makes Math subject rather dry and boring, until those who are fortunate taking university Math courses to find out the beauty of Math (Group Theory for Symmetry, etc).