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Is forced donation moral?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-8-10 18:39:03 |Display all floors
A few yrs back I was in Zhaoqing attending a new years festival which was held in a farmers barn. They had young kids dressed up in dragon costumes dancing for 30 mins. After the show had finished the owners had a loud microphone and a very large bag to collect money (tips) each person was asked to give their name before giving money to the owners of the festival. I could not believe what I was seeing. When they got to me, they looked like their birthdays had come together at once, but their mood soon changed when I only tipped 200 rmb!! I wanted to ask them how much money were they paying the kids?
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Post time 2017-8-10 20:40:53 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2017-8-10 11:09
"Forced donation" sounds so very Chinese! The Party has a long tradition of forcing commoners to mak ...

You said that you tour Europe twice annually and never set foot on China but always spread rumour about China. Please stop for your own good sake.

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Post time 2017-8-10 20:57:12 |Display all floors
High earners pay tax. Some choose to donate sums to charity. No-one should be forced to donate or intimidated to do so.  One wonderful thing about China is that there is no tipping/ gratuities in restaurants etc. expected.
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Post time 2017-8-10 21:37:14 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2017-8-10 11:09
"Forced donation" sounds so very Chinese! The Party has a long tradition of forcing commoners to mak ...

RUBBISH! This forum allows paid trolls to lie and smear the image of China citing Freedom of Speech but exploit this privilege given to truthful people expressing themselves responsibly.

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Post time 2017-8-10 22:42:48 |Display all floors
It is an oxymoron-if it's forced it is, by definition, not a donation, and, in fact, it is an antonym for donating. PS-morals and ethics are a casuality of modern history, like love, honour and friendship. The hollow shells remain withoutthe substance.

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Post time 2017-8-11 09:24:41 |Display all floors
Anyone can't force others to donate because then it's not a donation. Donation should be a voluntary act. There are lots of celebrities who helped out after the earthquake that we should admire because of their efforts and genorosity. I think our society should work toward instilling the value of helping others so that people wouldn't even have to think about helping someone in need. The use of moral blackmail to force a person to donate money has to be eliminated.

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Post time 2017-8-11 13:11:58 |Display all floors
parcher Post time: 2017-8-10 18:39
A few yrs back I was in Zhaoqing attending a new years festival which was held in a farmers barn. Th ...

200RMB...

How much did they want to ask? How about just robbing everyone there? I am Chinese, this is very new to me.....
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