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Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba Group, was ranked as the third richest Chinese on the Hurun Global Rich List 2015 released in February, with an asset of $24.5 billion. He was also the most generous philanthropist on China's mainland last year, according to the 2015 Hurun Philanthropy List. After Tianjin blasts accident, many Chinese movie stars including Fan Bingbing, Jackie Chan donate money to the victims and their families. Whether Jack Ma, the most generous man in China, will donate has become a hot topic among netizens. Many left messages on Ma's weibo account, forcing him to donate money to Tianjin explosion victims. Isn't it a personal choice? What do you think? Is it against moral ethics to coerce him to donate money while ignoring his willingness?




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Post time 2015-8-18 17:24:05 |Display all floors
Celebrities should take the responsibilities to lead the mainstream values, or else, people will be disappointed!

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This post was edited by robert237 at 2015-8-18 19:34

Leaving a message is not the same as forcing.
However Jack Ma did not work 20,000 times longer or harder for each of his billions than the average person.
This is the fatal flaw of capitalism (feudalism 2.0 as it should be called).

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Post time 2015-8-19 09:10:10 |Display all floors
a message is not even make an sense and he did not even see it ..  

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"Forced donation" is an oxymoron: if it is forced, it is not a donation but a payment.
There are plenty of charities that host events one can attend 'for a donation'. The sad reality is that sometimes up to 90% of (cash) donations go to administration costs. Only a small percentage actually goes to relief efforts. Not in this case, where the donations most likely go straight to the relief effort.  
Yes, I do find it immoral to force donations. By definition, a donation is: 'something given willingly, with no expectation of a return.' Jack Ma should not feel pressured to donate if it is not in his heart/mind to do so. And nobody should think less of him for it.
Celebrities should not spearhead donations. Our leaders should. After all, they lead us and, by Xi Jinping's model, they should lead by example. So, if our leaders want a charitable nation, they should dig into their pockets. However, it is not surprising that the likes of Jackie Chan reached deep into their pockets. After all, many celebrities lead the giving for charitable causes.   
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callmecary Post time: 2015-8-18 17:24
Celebrities should take the responsibilities to lead the mainstream values, or else, people will be  ...



I do not see it your way.

Charity is something so new to China it has to be handled with great care. Remember the Red Cross mismanaged by a young woman who embezzled donated money to enable herself to live a glamorous life?

To publicly shame and blame VIPs for not "donating" is to blackmail them. This is at least as immoral.

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Post time 2015-8-19 11:37:02 |Display all floors
No one has the right to force celebrities to donate for the society or events .It just depends on the willingness of them .

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