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Hey, China, step it up on the philanthropy, chides Bill Gates; last year, charitable contributions from 100 wealthiest Chinese fell 44%.

"China should do more to encourage wealthy Chinese to donate to charitable causes and to make philanthropy a common practice in the world's most populous country, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said on Sunday. Gates, who runs the $38 billion Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said he thought people in China would take cues from central leadership on donations and worthy causes." -- Rachel Armstrong and Andrew Toh, Reuters

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