Fortunes of China’s rich have exploded in the past decade, but philanthropic donations did not change over the past ten years, says Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the 2017 Hurun Philanthropy List ECNS. Hurun Philanthropy List. And when they donate, they prefer overseas charities.
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The leading Chinese magazine Caixin interviews author Zhang Lijia about her book Lotus: A Novel about prostitution in China. “Prostitutes are real people, and I wanted to expose that. Like any job, there are drawbacks. But their lives are not totally bleak either.”
One of China´s most prominent philantrophists, Chen Guangbiao, contributed much to the development of charity in China, but, says Rupert Hoogewerf or Hurun and publisher of a respected charity index, after investigations by Caixin he caused equally much embarrassment in the industry, he told the LA Times.
China´s rich donate relatively little to good causes, but when they do, they prefer to use their own platforms, not third parties, to do so. They try to avoid charities like the Red Cross, says Rupert Hoogewerf, chairman of the Hurun institute to VOA, and look for more creative ways to donate.
China´s rich make more money than ever, but charity is not keeping pace with that growth, shows the latest Hurun Philanthropy Report. Some “are leaders of the new pack, and it’s still early days,” says Rupert Hoogewerf, founder and chairman of the Hurun Institute to Barron´s.
The Hurun China rich list published its annual list of people giving to charities. Not only grew the amount of gifts year-on-year in 2016 50%, the givers organize their charity more professional and are better aware of its effects, tells Hurun Chairman Rupert Hoogewerf in the Luxury Daily.
China´s rich are perceived to be stingy when it comes to charity, but they do spend. Rich List Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf published his annual top-100 Philanthropists and explains to Barrons how they spend their givings. Jack Ma again keeps the top position.
Baidu, China´s largest search engine, has launched an initiative to rebuild Nepal virtually, in 360 degrees using the many existing pictures of destroyed sites. Communication director Kaiser Kuo explains on his Facebook page how it works, and how tourists´pictures will be used.
The Hurun 2015 Philanthropist List does not only look at who is giving, but also has a good look at what they are giving too. Founder Rupert Hoogewerf gives for Barrons an overview. China would be better off if they would invest more in socially responsible businesses, he says.