Date
26 September 2017
Bill Gates (left) accepts Jack Ma's invitation to dinner. Photo: Bill gates' Twitter page
Bill Gates (left) accepts Jack Ma's invitation to dinner. Photo: Bill gates' Twitter page

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Bill Gates

What do some of the world’s richest people talk about when they get together in Beijing on a Tuesday night? Philanthropy, according to the Twitter account of former Microsoft chief Bill Gates.

China News Service’s English-language website said Alibaba founder Jack Ma invited Gates, who is also co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to dinner in the Chinese capital for what turned out to be “great conversation” about charitable giving.  

Huayuan Property president Ren Zhiqiang was also there along with other Chinese entrepreneurs.

Ma is on the Nature Conservancy’s board and has plans to set up a private foundation with Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai, the report said.

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