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Chinese Philanthropist Hits Cultural Complications

Philanthropy in China is still in its infancy.

Take the case of Nanjing-based philanthropist Shao Jianbo. He has used his profits from his business to help other Chinese start their own businesses, giving them both start-up money and training.

But many locals who did not share his work ethic started harassing Shao for handouts. His experience demonstrates why Chinese have traditionally been careful to conceal their wealth.


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