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Philanthropists step up civic diplomacy amid US-China blame game

Apr 06, 2020 - South China Morning Post

Chinese philanthropists are ­stepping up their donation of ­protective gear, essential medical and diagnostic kits to the United States, Europe and Asian ­countries, despite rising ­acrimony between diplomats and government officials looking to pin blame amid the world's worst pandemic in decades.

The private foundations of Jack Ma and Joe Tsai, co-founders of Alibaba Group Holding and two of China's wealthiest technology entrepreneurs, donated a total of 2.3 million face masks,...