Published in Hong Kong Tatler, April 2000, written by Champagne Dom Perignon
Lives separated by more than two centuries, yet both recognised as true innovators of their time: monk Dom Perignon for discovering the fine art of champagne making and J.D. Chou for founding Tao Painting. Stumbled upon almost by chance and using tools devised generations earlier，it is the unique methods of creation that essure these products are truly original.
Calligraphy scroll written by the late Buddhist abbot of Shanghai's Jade Temple and Jingan Temple, May 1995
On the left is a large calligraphy scroll written by the late Buddhist abbot of Shanghai's Jade Temple and Jingan Temple (also the vice-chairman of China's Buddhism Association and chairman of Shanghai's Buddhism Association) to praise J.D.'s Tao painting.
The scroll says "Discarding the old and bringing new creation to the New China, J.D. Chou's Chinese water and ink paintings are neither matched by any previous works nor would they be matched by any future attempts of others". (May 1995)