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Mr. Wea H. Lee

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Mr. Wea H. Lee

Founder of Global One Bank, Southern News Group and International Trade Center, Mr. Lee started his publishing business in 1979. Mr Lee oversees a diverse media business with an international presence that includes print, radio, TV and Internet services. His community involvement includes work with the United Way, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Houston Better Business Bureau, the Asian Lunar New Year Festival, the Alief International Parade and the George Bush Library.


  • Founder of Southern News Group
  • Founder Global One Bank
  • Chairman  & CEO of International Trade Center
  • Founder of Southwestern National Bank
  • Chairman of International Management District
  • Founder Dallas Chinese Daily
  • Founder Washington Daily News
  • Honorary Consul of Guinea in Texas
  • United Nations Associations Houston, Board Member


  • Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas
  • Harvard Business School, Harvard University
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • National ChengChi University. Taipei, Taiwan


  • 2021 Committee of 100 Member
  • 2009-Present -ITC Culture and Education 501C-3Foundation, Founder
  • Present US-China Partnership – Board Member
  • Present– Chinese International Media Association, Honorary Chair
  • 2020 Biden Inaugural Committee
  • 2020 APPI Power 100, Member
  • 2016 Member, Tri- County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • 2003 Present Member, Greater Houston Partnership
  • 2006 Present Board Member, Harris County Hospital District Foundation Board
  • 2005 Present Board Member, Houston Printing Museum
  • 2005 Present Advisor to Congressman AL-Green
  • 2003 Present Board Member, Asia Society
  • 2003 Present Board Member, U.S China Friendship Association
  • 1999-2004 Board of Trustee, Houston Better Business Bureau
  • 1997 Present Founder, Houston Chinese New Year Festival


  • 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award
  • 2015 Congressional Record WW II Anniversary and World Peace event
  • 2012 International Entrepreneur- Camara Internacional de Comercio- Texas
  • 2012 B- Excellent Award
  • 2009 Certificate of Appreciation- U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 2009 International Financial & Leadership Award -Special Congressional Recognition
  • 2009 Leadership Empowerment Award- TWEF
  • 2004 Prime Prevention Publication- City of Houston
  • 2004 Man of Style of the year 
  • 2003 Appreciation of Invaluable Services- Houston Millennium Lions Club   
  • 2003 Southern Chinese Daily News was selected as one of Houston small business 100 winners from Houston Business Journal
  • 2000 Achievement and Success Award- Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • 1998 Leadership Appreciation – United Way Texas Gulf Coast
  • 1995-1996   Who’s Who Executive & Professional Honoree
  • 1991 Who’s Who in Leading American Executives
  • 1990 City of Houston Certificate of Appreciation
  • 1990 State of Texas House of Representatives Resolution for Asian Night
  • 1989  Honorary Texas Citizen- State of Texas   
  • 1989  US Asia Scholarship Foundation Appreciation Award
  • 1983  Outstanding Young Man of America
  • 1982  Houston Business Journal, Featured in Maj Artical
  • 1976  Outstanding Overseas Chinese Young Man of the Year
  • 1976  Advisor to Republic of China Overseas Affairs Commission
  • 1974  Outstanding Member, National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha


  • Present- Global One Bank Founder  
  • Present- Harris County Hospital District Foundation – Board Member & Vice President
  • Present- University of Houston
  • Present- Digital Media DIGM, Advisory Board Member
  • 2015-Present Texas Lee’s Credit Union President
  • 1999-2016 Southwestern National Bank – Board Member and Loan Committee
  • 2010-2014 BBB Better Business Bureau Gulf Coast Chapter Board Member
  • 1985-1991 Texas First National Bank – Board Member



  • 2019   Southern News Group 40 Year Anniversary Book
  • 2011   Southern News Group 30 Year Anniversary Book
  • 1992   “U.S. Foreign Policy toward China 1948-1951”. In Wea H. Lee (Ed.), Asian American Presence in the   “U.S.: Editorial Commentaries from U.S. Asia News.
  • 1979-   Editorials of Southern Chinese Daily News. (Houston: Southern Chinese Daily News) Eye on the World from Harvard” published by Yale Publishing Co. Taipei, Taiwan