Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said China should do more to encourage wealthy Chinese to give to charity and make philanthropy a common practice in the world’s most populous country, Reuters reported Sunday. “When you have something like a disaster [in China] you see the basic generosity, but if you look at systemic things like giving to health causes, giving to universities to do research, giving to handicapped people, it’s not there yet,” Gates was quoted as saying in Singapore. Governments should consider making charity donations tax deductible, he said. The average income per capita in China was US$6,091 in 2012, but economic progress has mainly benefited those living in the cities, the report said.
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