Buying a home by donating sperms?

| September 9th, 2012

“Donating 138 times of your sperm and you are able to afford a down payment of a 100 square meter house.” That was the calculation by Guangzhou netizens as the sperm banks in China are in short of sperms recently.

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Mother forgives hit-and-run driver who paralyzed her son

| October 24th, 2011

 

(The couple take little Mengshi out for a walk everyday)

(From Jinghua Times) In the afternoon of Oct 2nd 2008, 4-year-old boy Mengshi got hit by an agricultural truck while playing at roadside. Driver sent the boy to the hospital and disappeared after leaving 3000 yuan behind. Little Mengshi woke up from coma 3 months later only to find that he has to stay in bed ever after due to severe brain damage. He can’t walk nor talk and his […]Read more…

70 percent of Shanghai street blood donors are migrant workers

| October 3rd, 2011

From Netease:

According to the “Labor Daily” report, yesterday marks the 13th year of China’s “Blood Donation Law”. From totally depending on organization blood donation quota to voluntary blood donation on the street, residents of Shanghai have come a long way in these 13 years.

However, the recent report on street blood donors released by the health department caused endless disputes: 70% of the street blood donors are migrant workers, local white-collars and intellectuals rarely participated in these events. “Shanghainese people use […]Read more…

Philanthropist dumps pile of cash on patient’s bed

| August 11th, 2011

From IFeng:

Li Chunping, a philanthropist  from Beijing donated 300,000 yuan (46,800 dollars) to a poor girl who suffers from acute severe aplastic anemia. He piled all the cash in the hospital bed for the girl who is going to take bone marrow transplant surgery. Many people criticized this controversial action.

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Rich girl flaunting wealth on microblog triggers crisis of confidence in China Red Cross

| June 28th, 2011

From Southern Weekend:

Recently a registered microblogger under the name of Guo Meimei has brought the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) under the public’s scrutiny. The 20 year-old girl flaunted about her luxury cars and bags on her micro blog page, but what brought her and the RCSC under the attention is that Guo’s microblog occupation is "General Manager of RCSC Commercial Club".

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Obsessed with donation, 84-year-old man turned down when donating life savings

| May 12th, 2011

From Yangzi Evening News via Sina | Translated by Jenny Jiang | edited by Key

(Illustration by Brian Chang)

A familiar figure appeared in the office of Chief Charity Association in Yancheng City yesterday afternoon. He was the 84-year-old man who was “obsessed” with donating his money to the public. This time, with his tottering hands, he handed in five certificates of deposit and a receipt which amount to 97,500RMB to the staff at the office. He decided to donate again. After […]Read more…

Free lunch program starts in Hunan Province, benefits first 41 children

| May 3rd, 2011

From hunan.voc.com | translated by Jenny Jiang | edited by Key

“Free Lunch Program” started at Pingpo village Primary School of Xinhuang Dong Autonomous County, Hunan Province. Peng Xiaoyu, took her younger brother to school and fed him the free lunch. At noon of April 27th , 41 students from the school had a warm lunch for the first time.

“It tastes good! Do we have it tomorrow?” asked Peng Yi, shyly.

“We hope that this program would be sustainable and also growing […]Read more…

“Violent Charity”, philanthropy with poor taste?

| March 25th, 2011

From Yangzi Evening News | translated by Ivan | edited by Key

Recently, “China’s number one philanthropist” Chen Guangbiao distributed disaster-relief funds to two villages in the earthquake-stricken area in Yingjiang, Yunnan Province, each villages received 200 yuan in cash.   However, the photo of him with the villagers flaunting the donated money afterwards raised a storm of disputes on the Internet.  As for his charitable act being defined as “Violent Charity”, Chen Guangbiao responded on Mar 20, “I think the term […]Read more…

Chinese people’s complex feeling toward Japan’s catastrophe

| March 20th, 2011

Source: MOP

The current catastrophe in Japan is all over the news in China now. It is so predominant that the earthquake in the country’s southern city Yunnan province was eclipsed to some extent. However, behind the attention is Chinese people’s different and mixed attitude toward this tragedy in Japan.

While most people expressing their concern and empathy to the people in Japan in various forms, voice of different opinion are not any weaker.

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Six year old girl with strange illness needs help!

| October 16th, 2010

(From MOP) She wants to go out to see the blue sky, she wants to sing, dance and be happy like other normal children…

6 year old Miao ethnic Shi Yuping should have a happy childhood, but she suffers from a strange illness – belly expansion. September 11, the girl had the initial diagnosis in Beijing, “Overall portal hypertension of liver”, now she is waiting for money to have her treatment at Beijing Erpao hospital. According to the girl’s father, in […]Read more…

Jackie Chan questioned for empty promise of donation to rebuild school

| September 4th, 2010

Jackie Chan always seems to be in the center of the controversies. He had just caused uproar with his Twitter statement of “Support for Filipino Police” post the Manila Incident and became the “Disgrace of Hong Kong” (香港之耻). Now he is questioned for his empty promise of a donation to rebuild Beichuan Middle School after the 2008 Wenchun earthquake.

[Hong Kong “WenWei Po” May 12, 2009]

(Netease) On September 1, 2010, the new Beichuan Middle School is officially open for the […]Read more…

Elementary schools named after tobacco industry in China

| January 20th, 2010

From Xinhua:

“Genius comes from hard work Tobacco helps you to be successful”

After the Wenchuan earthquake last year, Sichuan disaster area has established a “Sichuan Tobacco Hope Elementary School”, not only the “China Tobacco” name and logo was clearly printed on the top of the school building, the stone monument in the center of the school writes “Determine to contribute to society, Tobacco helps you to be successful”. According to statistics, there are at least […]Read more…