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News Briefing: Chinese Open Wallets for Quake Aid

By Kate Golden on May 16, 2008No Comment

• International Red Cross says lack of clean water will be the biggest killer in Myanmar in the coming days.  [Associated Press]

• China’s decision to request outside aid reflects the fact that the search for the survivors of Monday’s massive earthquake is too much for the country to handle alone.  [New York Times]

• One of Chicago’s wealthiest foundations changes its name to reflect its independence from the company in which it used to be a major stockholder.  [Chicago Tribune]

• Individual giving blooms in China, long a society that was taught the state – and the state alone – would take care of its citizens.  [Washington Post]

• United Way’s announcement that it is refocusing its giving around education, income, and health stirs anxieties among leaders of Washington’s arts groups.  [Washington Post]

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