On October 31, the Proposal Seminar of “Charity Guide for Chinese Wealthy Family” was held in Beijing.
Lei Yongsheng, Director General of our Foundation, accepted the invitation and conducted discussion and communication on “charity of wealthy family” with Wang Zhenyao, President of China Global Philanthropy Institute, Jiang Yan, Director General of Chang'an Trust Foundation, Yang Liping from the Charity Office of Beijing Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau, Gao Chuanjie, former Director of the Non-banking Department of China Banking Regulatory Commission, Tao Chuanjin, Professor of Beijing Normal University, Hao Ruixi, Project Officer of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Shangguan Liqing, responsible person of the Department of Charitable Trust of Chang’an Trust, Wang Zengwu, Associate Researcher of the Institute of Finance and Banking of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chen Kai, Director of the Management Committee of China Will Registration Center, Cui Xiaoying, Project Director of China Social Assistance Foundation, and other experts and scholars.
Group photo of the Proposal Seminar of “Charity Guide for Chinese Wealthy Family”
Director General Lei provided suggestions regarding the research methods and thoughts of the research topics: research projects should focus on diversified and layered research and highlight practicability; the research thoughts should pay attention to attaching equal importance to both the explicit (wealth) and implicit (spirit) inheritance in the intergenerational transition of families.
Lei Yongsheng, Director General of our Foundation, was making a speech
When discussing “the important social significance and potential self-interest of the charity of wealthy family” and “evaluation and suggestions for the improvement of the institutional environment for promoting the charity of wealthy family”, Director General Lei again elaborated his idea: let those who get rich first to do good works first; mobilize one “family” from one “individual”, radiate one “community” and promote the entire “society”. In the early stage of the development of philanthropy in China, we might as well “attach equal importance to supervision and cultivation” and focus on seeking industry development first, just like the transients modes of “release more water to nourish the fish in the pond” implemented for the economic development in the initial stages for reform and opening-up.
“Charity Guide for Chinese Wealthy Family” Project aims at providing guidance for the charity work of domestic wealthy families through investigating and surveying the current situation of charity works among high network individuals, drawing reference from the cases of wealthy families from abroad, combining with the institutional environment in China and developing the report for industry consulting.