Why it’s harder to give in China — some historical reasons

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett were recently in Beijing discovering that it’s not easy to convince China’s billionaires to give money to charitable causes. FrogInaWell.net gives a helpful historical perspective on why, as anyone working with an N.G.O. in China knows, the Chinese authorities are often the biggest roadblock to the development of charitable organizations and a charitable civil society. See: Hoping for charity, without getting faith involved