Lau (劉/ラウ ,Ryū/Rau?) is a Chinese noble, President of the British Branch of a Chinese trading company, and friend to the Phantomhive family. He is also part of the Shanghai Mafia and runs an opium den. He is always smiling and his eyes are always closed. He is often seen with Ranmao (ランマオ ,Lanmao?), a Chinese, doll-like girl referred as his sister, although not by blood, and his cat ridding his city of rats, hinting she is his personal assassin. Though she does not speak, is portrayed as emotionless, and Lau is usually seen playing with her in some way, she is very loyal to him. In the anime adaption, her role to where she has a speaking role. Lau is attracted to cute objects. Lau often agrees to something before learning what is happening and jumps into conversations with helpful information to later state he has no idea. He is also unaware his antics appear strange to others. However, he can be very cold blooded when he wants to be and can be very cryptic when he talks, only during this time he opens his eyes. In the anime adaptation, Lau and Ranmao are killed by Ciel and Sebastian after they betraying Ciel by using his Futom Company to store and sell White Lady opium in the guise of candy.