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Banquet for super rich not to talk ‘giving’

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett was on late Wednesday scheduled to host a banquet for China’s super-rich that has sparked debate about Chinese philanthropy, amid reports that wealthy invitees have been reluctant to attend.

business Updated: Sep 29, 2010 22:51 IST

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett was on late Wednesday scheduled to host a banquet for China’s super-rich that has sparked debate about Chinese philanthropy, amid reports that wealthy invitees have been reluctant to attend.

Gates and Buffett, who have managed to persuade 40 wealthy individuals in the US to hand over more than half of their fortunes, have insisted they simply want to learn about China’s approach to charity at the dinner.

According to reports, those invited included Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin, chairman and CEO of property developer SOHO China, and Niu Gensheng, founder of Mengniu Dairy.