Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Charity and suspicion mix like blood and water in the mainland - The China Post
Charity and suspicion mix like blood and water in the mainland - The China Post: And yet, China, the world's second largest economy and, according to Charities Aid Foundation's World Giving Index, its 141st giver (of 153) in 2012, has accused Hong Kong, formerly a British colony but now a Chinese special administrative region, of trying to politicize charity. This comes after some Hong Kongers expressed concern that their donations in the aftermath of the April 20 Lushan, or Ya'an, earthquakes in the inland province of Sichuan might be misappropriated, either partially or wholehog. According to the same index, Hong Kong ranked 19th last year.