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Billionaire Chen Guangbiao invites 1,000 poor Americans to dinner in Central Park
The South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 18 June, 2014 | Mimi Lau

Posted on 06/18/2014 9:11:36 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior

Controversial billionaire Chen Guangbiao placed a full-page advertisement in Monday’s New York Times and a half-page advertisement in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal, inviting 1,000 underprivileged Americans to dine with him. “I want to spread the message in the US that there are good philanthropists in China and not all are crazy spenders on luxury goods”.

Chen said he was “teaming up with a famous American charity to host a charity luncheon for 1,000 poor and destitute Americans, who each will receive 300 dollars”. The underprivileged will be invited to the Boat House restaurant in New York’s Central Park, where Chen will sing "We are the world" in English.

“I hope they can spend the money on occupational training and know there are no religious or ethnic boundaries when it comes to charity,”.Chen said he expected the 1,000 places to be filled in a few days.

In response to criticism that he should help his poor countrymen first, Chen said “US philanthropists donated to China’s disasters; why can’t we help the poor in the US? It will also improve Sino-US ties.”

(Excerpt) Read more at scmp.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: billionaires; chenguangbiao; china; dinner; freechit; guangbiao; lookatme; nyc; poor; poverty

1 posted on 06/18/2014 9:11:36 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior
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To: Freelance Warrior

This will not turn out well.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 9:12:35 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Freelance Warrior

Oh this should be entertaining.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 9:13:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Anything “free” will not turn out well.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 9:13:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Dumb@ss is going to have a riot on his hands.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 9:14:16 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Freelance Warrior

What you are doing is a luxury and an attempt to fill some void in your life.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Shoe store owners are ordering extra Nike stock right now.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 9:16:33 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Freelance Warrior

I’m gonna host a picnic for 100,000 political dissidents in Tianamen Square.

Okey dokey?


8 posted on 06/18/2014 9:22:07 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: Freelance Warrior

“Controversial billionaire Chen Guangbiao placed a full-page advertisement in Monday’s New York Times and a half-page advertisement in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal, inviting 1,000 underprivileged Americans to dine with him. “

This more than anything illustrates the devastation of the Obama economy as even those who read the New York Times and Wall Street Journal are now “underprivileged.”


9 posted on 06/18/2014 9:24:12 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Freelance Warrior

If the jackass wants to help americans then how about doing everything he can to remove democrats from power and restore an economy that provides jobs and a strong economy.

NYC as the place to do this? It’s many of these “underprivileged” who vote (some multiple times) for democrats. How about spreading it around to those outside of the liberal shithole cities who are out of work because of the obama economy and left with no hope or means of finding work?


10 posted on 06/18/2014 9:25:16 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Freelance Warrior

He wants to buy the NYT Opinion page so he can write what a great guy he is.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 9:25:39 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: Freelance Warrior

Wow, this is going to turn out well.

/s


12 posted on 06/18/2014 9:32:15 AM PDT by adaven
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To: Freelance Warrior

What could go wrong?


13 posted on 06/18/2014 9:38:40 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Freelance Warrior

In New York City the definition of poor is anyone making less than $55,000 per year.

I think Guanggeou or whatever his name is ought to offer dinner to about 1/4 of all New Yawkas.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 10:09:49 AM PDT by CARTOUCHE (9999 EOM)
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To: Uncle Miltie
I’m gonna host a picnic for 100,000 political dissidents in Tianamen Square. Okey dokey?

Err.. excuse me... Do you have the money?

15 posted on 06/18/2014 10:12:08 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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Chen said he expected the 1,000 places to be filled in a few days.

Oh Yea!

16 posted on 06/18/2014 10:14:45 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Yes.

And for the political impact, I’d do it.

Might bring down the Communist Party in China. Totally worth it.

:-)


17 posted on 06/18/2014 10:17:15 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: Freelance Warrior

18 posted on 06/18/2014 10:18:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Oliviaforever
“Controversial billionaire Chen Guangbiao placed a full-page advertisement in Monday’s New York Times and a half-page advertisement in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal, inviting 1,000 underprivileged Americans to dine with him. “

How much did he spend on that advertising?

How much of it could've gone to a soup kitchen which already distributes food to the homeless/poor?

19 posted on 06/18/2014 10:19:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Vendome

More like a political power statement.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 10:49:19 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: cripplecreek

HAHAHA, oh yeh! The muggers will be reaping the rewards! Unless, of course, the “poor” deposit the $300 in their bank accounts, for that next big-screen TV.


21 posted on 06/18/2014 12:39:09 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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