Ruth A. Shapiro

Dr Ruth A. Shapiro is chief executive of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society.
Ruth A. Shapiro
Dr Ruth A. Shapiro is chief executive of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society.

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Opinion | Crowdfunding for charity: why mainland China leads Hong Kong in online giving

Apart from mainland China overtaking Hong Kong in the use of mobile payment systems, the Chinese government’s endorsement of certain online charity platforms reassures donors that funds will be put to good use.

25 Jun 2019 - 2:07PM

Apart from mainland China overtaking Hong Kong in the use of mobile payment systems, the Chinese government’s endorsement of certain online charity platforms reassures donors that funds will be put to good use.

Crowdfunding for charity: why mainland China leads Hong Kong in online giving
Philanthropy in Asia needs a push from good government policies

Governments in Asia should send strong signals that they value philanthropy through tax incentives and other policies. This could encourage a more systematic approach to giving and spark innovation in the social sector.

29 Jan 2018 - 8:12PM

Governments in Asia should send strong signals that they value philanthropy through tax incentives and other policies. This could encourage a more systematic approach to giving and spark innovation in the social sector.

Philanthropy in Asia needs a push from good government policies
Hong Kong’s spirit of charitable giving is strengthened by its history, laws and belief in education

Hong Kong outperforms larger markets in its donations, thanks to vivid memories of past poverty, belief in the life-changing power of education, and faith in the rule of law that many Asian countries lack

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Hong Kong outperforms larger markets in its donations, thanks to vivid memories of past poverty, belief in the life-changing power of education, and faith in the rule of law that many Asian countries lack

Hong Kong’s spirit of charitable giving is strengthened by its history, laws and belief in education