China Quietly Mounting Large Aid Operation For Ebola In West Africa, But Chinese Philanthropists Donate Little

News outlets report on the Chinese role in responding to the West African Ebola epidemic.

Reuters: Ebola crisis highlights China’s philanthropic shortfall
“China has contributed over $120 million to fight the spread of the Ebola virus, but its billionaire tycoons — it has more than anywhere outside the United States — have, publicly at least, donated little to the cause, underscoring an immature culture of philanthropy in the world’s second-biggest economy…” (Rajagopalan, 11/4).

ScienceInsider: China ramps up efforts to combat Ebola
“In the unfolding Ebola crisis, much attention has focused on the relief efforts of Western countries and the nonprofit Doctors Without Borders. Out of the limelight, China is mounting one of its largest aid operations ever, driven in part by increasing political and business interests in Africa…” (Larson, 11/3).

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