After his early studies in art, in 1956 Chin became one of the founding members of the Ton-Fan group of abstract painters.
In the late 1950s he moved to Milan, where he exhibited regularly at Studio Marconi. His research combines elements of Eastern culture and spirituality with a deep knowledge of Western modern art. His work is frequently exhibited in the East (Beijing, Taipei, Taiwan) as well as in Italy and the United States.
In 2011 the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts and the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain in Liege held a large exhibition of his work.