China.org: 2017 World Philanthropy Forum Held in Beijing
11/30/2017. On November 29th 2017, Tsinghua University and the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) jointly held the 2017 World Philanthropy Forum in Beijing. Centered on the theme of cooperation in philanthropy, the forum featured speeches and high level dialogues between government officials, international organization and NGO representatives as well as renowned philanthropists. Through seven high-level dialogues, four roundtable dialogues and four parallel forums the keynote speakers tackled such important topics as the future of global philanthropy and philanthropy in the fields of education, health, sustainable development and poverty relief.
South China Morning Post: Chinese and Chinese-American Billionaires' Philanthropy Rising at ‘Astounding' Rate
10/08/2017. With prominent figures the likes of Li Kashing, Gerald Chan and Ronnie Chan leading the way, the number of Chinese and overseas Chinese business people engaging in philanthropic giving has increased at an astounding rate in recent years. In September of 2017, Stewart Kwoh, President and Executive Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles spoke with SCMP in Hong Kong on the findings of a new academic report on Chinese and Chinese American Philanthropy. One of the key findings of the report, he pointed out, is that donating to universities is one of the more popular directions of Chinese philanthropy. Kwoh explains that since many of the current Chinese philanthropists are self-made billionaires who got their big break in part due to their own university experience, they feel compelled to give back to these institutions and facilitate access to them for those less fortunate by means of scholarships etc.
Inside Philanthropy: A Growing Wave - The Startling Rise of Chinese-American Alumni Giving
09/12/2017. American Universities and colleges have been singled out as the big winners in a recent surge of charitable donations by Chinese and Chinese Americans. And, as the number of Chinese Americans studying in the US increases the donations are expected to grow accordingly. According to new research by the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative major donations by Chinese Americans increased almost five-fold between 2008 and 2014 to nearly $500 million. Meanwhile, in China itself donations by affluent Chinese philanthropists have risen sharply as well, to $4.6 billion in 2016. While motivations between Chinese and overseas Chinese philanthropists vary, between citing their religious beliefs and personal philosophies as inspirations they largely overlap with those of American philanthropists. Additionally, for others, associating their names with these well-known institutions of higher education in order to gain a higher public profile and voice to advocate for the other causes they are passionate about is a driving factor.
The Daily Californian: Chinese Donations to UC Berkeley Have Increased by Millions Since 2009
09/10/2017. Donations by Chinese and Chinese Americans to Universities like UC Berkeley have gone up drastically since 2009, according to a report published by the Global Chinese Philanthropy initiative (GCPI). Many of the Chinese and Chinese American philanthropists choose to donate to institutes of higher education in particular, as they want to give back to the schools that have enabled them to become successful in the first place, says Stewart Kwoh, Head of GCPI's Executive Committee. Furthermore, spokesperson for UC Berkeley Alumni Relations, José Rodríguez indicated that an impressive 25% of their total donations received from Asia between 2013 and 2017 comes from China and Hong Kong. Over the past eight years, donations from China have also increased by a whopping 75 times to $4 million in 2017.
University World News: Surge in University Giving by Donors of Chinese Descent
09/08/2017. According to a new study published by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, the Long US-China Institute at UC Irvine and the non-profit Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, philanthropic giving by Chinese and Chinese Americans has shot up dramatically in recent years. In part associated with the enormous growth in Chinese private wealth over the past two decades - with the number of billionaires in China now surpassing that of the United States - donations by Chinese Americans in the US have reached almost $500 million. Similarly, in China, while private philanthropic foundations grew by an astonishing 430% over the past decade donations also skyrocketed to over $16.7 billion in 2014. The academic report, ”Chinese and Chinese American Philanthropy“, is considered the first of its kind to have evaluated the ‘size', ‘motivation' and ‘impact' of charitable giving by Chinese and Chinese Americans in the US and China.
Next Shark: More Chinese and Chinese Americans Are Giving Back to Society Than Ever Before
09/07/2017. A recent academic study has found that more Chinese and Chinese Americans than ever before are giving back to society through philanthropic donations. The report by the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative, an academic project supported by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, UC Irvine, Non-profit Asian Americans Advancing Justice and the John and Marilyn Long Family Foundation sought to understand charitable giving trends by Chinese and Chinese Americans over the past decade. The study reviewed the philanthropic work of 35 Chinese nationals and 29 Chinese Americans along the lines of their motivations and the impact of their giving. It found, amongst others, that giving by Chinese and Chinese Americans had multiplied by over 418% between 2008 and 2014 with average donations by those philanthropists covered in the report reaching an average of $1 million per year.
Sing Tao Daily: Donations by Chinese Americans Experiencing Massive Growth in Recent Years, Emphasis on Higher Education (Chinese)
09/07/2017. A survey conducted by a 100-member committee in 2001 found that one out of every five Americans interviewed believes that Chinese Americans care only about their own ethnic group and do not engage in philanthropy for the benefit of other ethnicities. Prominent Chinese American real estate investor John Long stated in a recent interview that he was troubled by this notion and that it prompted him to initiate a joint effort to map the true nature and scope of philanthropy by Chinese and Chinese Americans. The academic study that followed was the result of a joint effort between Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the John & Marilyn Long Family Foundation. The study found that with Chinese Americans accounting for 1.2% of the major charitable donations in the United States from 2008 to 2014, this ratio actually compares quite favorably to that of other ethnic groups considering the roughly 4 million Chinese Americans in the US. About 66% of donations by Chinese Americans went to higher education. It can also be said with confidence that the major donations made by Chinese and Chinese-American charities have had a clear and positive impact - expanding access to higher education and promoting arts and culture as well as innovation in the field of healthcare and science, the report concludes.
US-China Press: Research Shows Charitable Giving by Chinese Immigrants in US Growing Immensely (Chinese)
09/06/2017. With many first-generation Chinese immigrants having found success in the United States, they have started to give back to society on an increasingly large scale. And at the same time, they have been paving the way for their children to follow their footsteps in philanthropy. Such is the conclusion of a new report published by the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative. The first-of-its-kind research project on the philanthropic efforts of an often overlooked group showed that from 2000 to 2014, non-profit foundations operated by ethnic Chinese have grown fourfold. At present, there are nearly 1,300 such foundations in the United States. Moreover, from 2008 to 2013, Chinese Americans have donated a total of US$500 million to causes in the field of higher education, health, science, and local charities.
Singtao Daily: Spending 20 Hours per Week on Charity Work - Lin Risheng's Method of Doing Good (Chinese)
09/06/2017. Donations by Chinese and Chinese Americans are on the rise. In an interview with Singtao Daily, well-known philanthropist Dr. Risheng Lin, Deputy Director of the Chenguang Foundation explains some of the different motivations held by Chinese philanthropists. While his personal inclination, and indeed that of many Chinese philanthropists, is to dedicate his time to the advancement of education and lowering the threshold for access to education, others choose to give to medical institutions and hospitals, hoping to save lives. While giving to institutes of higher education initially may just be about giving back to the universities and professors, on a deeper level it is about making sure the educational benefits, and financial support the philanthropists themselves may have received at an earlier point in their lives are enjoyed by greater numbers of young talents. His own preferences for the educational rather than medical sector he sums up as follows; ‘while death will continue to be a part of our lives no matter what, there will always a next generation in need of education.'
LA Times: Donors of Chinese Descent Vastly Increase Philanthropy, Mostly to Higher Education
09/06/2017. Charitable giving by Chinese and Chinese Americans, especially to universities, has increased sharply over the past five years as research has demonstrated. In a joint effort, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, the Long U.S.-China Institute at UC Irvine and the NGO Asian Americans Advancing Justice, have produced a first-of-its-kind academic report that examines the scope, impact and motivation behind philanthropic initiatives by Chinese and Chinese Americans. Chinese American philanthropist and Founder of the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative, John Long points out that the notion that Chinese Americans do not give as much as other ethnic groups in the country is a common misconception that he says the report has disproved once and for all.
Miami Herald: Philanthropic Giving by Chinese and Chinese Americans is Soaring
09/06/2017. A recent study shows that philanthropic giving by Chinese and Chinese Americans is experiencing strong growth in the US and China. Mostly fueled by a sharply rising number of private charitable foundations, major gifts by Chinese Americans went up nearly fivefold to just under $500 million, from 2008 to 2014. At the same time, the number of Chinese American foundations in the U.S. rose to nearly 1,300, a 418% increase from 2000 to 2014.
Southern California Public Radio: First-Generation Chinese-Americans Growing their Influence in Philanthropy
09/06/2017. According to research by UCLA, the number of Chinese American Charity organizations in the United States rose 418 percent between the year 2000 and 2014. This is a rate more than twice as high as the national average, which grew at a mere 195%. Chinese philanthropy from outside of the US is experiencing similar growth, with Chinese from Hong Kong standing out as being the top donators to American Universities. Although, the ongoing research project is primarily centered on Chinese American philanthropists after a series of high profile donations by them, there are plans to expand the scope to other Asian Americans and Overseas Chinese in other Asian countries in the future.
The Guardian: Seven Things You Probably Didn't Know About Chinese Philanthropy
06/28/2017. Contrary to popular belief, China actually has a long history of philanthropy, although this history has somewhat stagnated ever since the 1949 Chinese civil war. Ever since China's ‘opening up' reforms that sparked the creation of private wealth however, philanthropy in China has been resurging slowly but steadily. Donations by the top 100 philanthropists have risen all the way to £3.6 billion in 2016 while many of China's wealthiest have been launching private charity foundations in recent years. Despite certain legal challenges faced by the non-profit sector in China, philanthropists are hopeful that the current push for transparency by the Chinese leadership will ultimately help alleviate some of the skepticism faced by Chinese charities in the past. Furthermore, the high profile donations and increased media attention on Chinese philanthropy of late certainly bodes well for the continued growth of philanthropy in the country.
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GCPI Invited to Kick Off US-China Philanthropy Intergenerational Dialogue
On Tuesday, January 16th, the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative (GCPI) participated in an event hosted by China Institute and Chinese Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI), titled "US-China Philanthropy: An Intergenerational Dialogue.
SupChina holds NEXT CHINA Conference in New York
On January 17, 2018, SupChina, in collaboration with The China Institute held the conference 'NEXT CHINA: How the Middle Kingdom Will Reshape Your World' in New York. The conference consisted of five forums, each touching on key topics such as Technology, Economy, Healthcare, Politics and Philanthropy.
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