- "You won't survive if you can't even defeat me."
- ―Xiuying to Ryo.
Xiuying Hong (Hànzì: 红秀瑛, Pinyin: Hóng Xiùyīng, On'yomi: Kō Shūei) is a master of the martial arts and the Man Mo Temple in Scarlet Hills, Wan Chai, where she goes by the name of Lishao Tao (Hànzì: 桃李少, Pinyin: Táo Lǐshǎo, On'yomi: Tō Rishō).
Master Chen tells Ryo Hazuki to get into contact with her when he arrives in Hong Kong. Xiuying is well known and respected in the area. Additionally she and her brother Ziming Hong were both orphaned as children.
Xiuying gives Ryo a place to stay and some work to do at the temple but is reluctant to help Ryo in his quest because she believes he is falling onto the wrong path. She tries to show Ryo this and that his skills are not good enough to encounter Lan Di with but her advice isn't enough to stop him. Xiuying comes to Ryo's aid numerous times, even going to Kowloon at one stage and saving him from Dou Niu. As Ryo leaves Hong Kong, she gives him half of a Yin Yang stone, not telling him that the other half is, or was, in her brother's possession.
Xiuying is fond of Chinese tradition and culture. She is well versed in Taoism, history and martial arts, specializing in literary and martial arts. Xiuying is a very thoughtful person and always thinks ahead before taking action. She does not speak much, nor does she show much expression, but she hides a great deal of sorrow in her eyes.
- Kenji Miyawaki designed Xiuying. He had a clear picture in his mind of her dancing in a moonlit night, that is why he made her outfit bright blue like it was reflecting the moonlight. She was also one of the first fully formed characters.
- Xiuying had been scheduled to be a young female martial artist ever since the game was in development for the Sega Saturn.
- Xiuying's zodiac sign is Gemini and she has a A blood type.
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