China Media Project translates a Southern Metropolis Daily article [zh] on controversy surrounding the China-Africa Project Hope organisation. The body is accused of falsely claiming affiliation with the UN and a number of prominent individuals, exaggerating donations and other misrepresentations.
Last week China was hit by its second charity-related scandal this summer as questions swirled around the China-Africa Project Hope, a charity founded jointly by the China Youth Development Foundation of the Chinese Communist Youth League and the World Eminent Chinese Business Association (WECBA), a group linked to billionaire Lu Junqing (卢俊卿) and registered only as a private company in Hong Kong.
The charity is reportedly run by Lu Junqing’s 24-year-old daughter, Lu Xingyu (卢星宇), whom web users have now snidely called “Lu Meimei” (卢美美), a reference to “Guo Meimei” (郭美美), the young woman who was at the center of the scandal at the Red Cross Society of China in June.
While Lu Junqing and Lu Xingyu have actively spoken with media over the past few days insisting that the activities of the WECBA and China-Africa Project Hope are strictly charitable, there are still many questions.
On August 20, Guangzhou’s Southern Metropolis Daily listed out what it called “eight lies” perpetuated by the WECBA and Lu Junqing. A translation of that report follows.
See also: An Online Scandal Underscores Chinese Distrust of Its Charities (Updated) on the Guo Meimei scandal, on CDT.
Source: Eight uncharitable lies by the WECBA – China Media Project