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Post time 2017-9-2 13:33:08 |Display all floors
This post was edited by senoritazhao at 2017-9-2 13:35

Having lived in other places for a few years, I found Chinese people more likely to spend their time for the benefits of others, sometimes I felt Chinese people care less about returns, and more warmhearted than other people.

For example, Chinese people are a fan of doing voluntary works than other region.

(Xinhua) -- China has 50 million registered volunteers and more than 306,000 volunteer service organizations, the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) announced Friday.

Apart from volunteer services, the number of registered charitable organizations stood at 2,109 by the end of August 2017, with 513 allowed to raise public donations, the MCA said.

Total public donations reached 80 billion yuan (about 12.2 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016.

According to the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020), the number of registered volunteers should account for 13 percent of the total population by 2020.


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Post time 2017-9-2 14:15:23 |Display all floors
This post was edited by pnp at 2017-9-2 14:16

Here is a bit of balance to your one sided viewpoint; sometime ago Warren Buffett came to China to promote the giving pledge to the rich in China, but he went home empty handed!  So what does that tell us?

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Post time 2017-9-2 16:07:16 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2017-9-2 14:15
Here is a bit of balance to your one sided viewpoint; sometime ago Warren Buffett came to China to p ...

re:  Warren Buffett came to China to promote the giving pledge to the rich in China,

This time round I can't figure out why you whine about the rich in China and for not giving...
Be fair and try to mention the given amount Chinese crooks and thieves sent to the West...
Our naked officials will only represent a small amount.

Be fair, will you...


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Post time 2017-9-2 16:38:09 |Display all floors
The syntactically correct question should be:
"Why are Chinese people so altruistic?"

The question cannot be answered. Chinese altruism is elusive and difficult to spot even in the most crowded places in China.

It does exist to some extent - but it does not match many other peoples' altruism. It kicks into action when the government is honest enough in admitting that some Chinese are victims of calamities. If the government pitches in, then so do the common people. A kind of "patriotic exercise".

Other Chinese on occasion donate generously to beggars, but is that wise when one knows that some beggars live a wealthier life than honest working stiffs?

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Post time 2017-9-2 17:38:13 |Display all floors
Total public donations reached 80 billion yuan (about 12.2 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016.


Meanwhile for example in Canada, which is not the second largest economy in the world, and trails China's population by more than 1.3 billion, the total annual donations to charities in USD are roughly the same as in China.

Maybe China has many altruistic persons, but in this big population, they are next to impossible to spot.

The number should be much much bigger before China can brag about this in internatonal comparison, unless you get picky with what you compare against.

Then again, this kind of comparison is not really fair, since 1 USD in China goes a bit further than it does in Canada or elsewhere - assuming it doesn't go in corrupted pockets.

Regional and social disparity in China (east-west, top-down) is much bigger than anywhere else in the world, and much of the charity that takes place here goes to address that - work that should really be done by the government.

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Post time 2017-9-2 21:28:06 |Display all floors
Jaaja Post time: 2017-9-2 17:38
Meanwhile for example in Canada, which is not the second largest economy in the world, and trails  ...



There is another comparison that discounts Chinese "altruism": Chinese do not donate for foreign countries and foreign peoples in need. "We Chinese are not the cause of other people's economic woes or of underdevelopment... It's the West's responsibility!" And so the poor N Koreans are repulsed to N Korea or enslaved as temporary birth machines to Chinese male peasants and after they have given them a baby the women are sent packing again.

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Post time 2017-9-3 00:20:36 |Display all floors
somehow I don't agree with your post..

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