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Philanthropy and Loathing Among China’s Wealthy

The Seattle Times describes the efforts of Yang Lan, one of several "Chinese Oprahs", to build a US-style culture of philanthropy among China's rich: China is second only to the U.S. in the number of billionaires. China has more...

China’s Wealthy Ponder Whether to Help Others

The Washington Post reports that a few of China's billionaires got cold feet and backed out of a dinner with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, during which the two planned to encourage philanthropic giving among the rich: As in...

Chinese Philanthropist Donates It All

The Globe and Mail profiles Chinese billionaire Yu Pengnian who donated the bulk of his wealth to a foundation for philanthropic purposes: In a stunned China, the question came quickly: Wouldn’t his children be angry that he had...

Chinese Philanthropy Gets Official

Chris Carothers and Kersten Zhang write on the new Beijing Normal University One Foundation Philanthropy Research Institute, the first of its kind in China. From the Wall Street Journal's China Real Time Blog: For the past two...

China’s Pusher of Philanthropy

Movie star Jet Li has launched a new philanthropic organization and is working to get more Chinese citizens involved, after signing on celebrities from Bill Clinton to Donatella Versace. From the Washington Post: Bill Clinton,...

Gratitude Gate: China’s Philanthropists Hurting Fundees’ Feelings – Southern Weekend

Helping poor college students has become a magnet of controversy and heated national debate, with “generous” funders asking for a lot of gratitude. Translated from Southern Weekend: Duan Dongren, a pseudo-name for a college student from Baokang mountainous area (‰øùÂ∫∑±±Âå∫), was a recipient of 1,000 yuan from a woman entrepreneur in Hubei’s Xiangfan City (Ë•ÑÊ®ä). […]

Li to give third of $18bn wealth to charity – China Daily

From China Daily: Li Ka-shing(ÊùéÂòâËØö), 78, will bequeathe at least a third of his fortune – which is estimated at $18.8bn and rising fast – to his eponymous charitable foundation, as Asia’s richest man follows in the footsteps of his American peers Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Li, sometimes called “Superman” by the Chinese-language press, […]

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