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Celebrities Pushing Philanthropy In China

Jet Li and Donatella Versace in Sichuan Province:

“The Chinese action star and Italian fashion icon were . . . in a remote mountain village in December to dedicate a psychological care and trauma center for children who survived the devastating May earthquake in China’s Sichuan province. . . . Celebrities jetting off to Africa to help malnourished children or to the Amazon to save rain forests is no longer headline news. But Li is the first to attempt something on this scale in China — a place where the laws on philanthropy are still being written and where the ruling Communist Party treats charities with the same suspicion it has for any other organization it doesn’t directly control.”

Full article at the Washington Post.

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