BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhuanet) -- China announced the name list of this year's 10 leading philanthropists -- or the second "Top Ten Stars of Social Welfare", Sunday.
Senior officials Ismail Amat, Zhou Tienong and Peng Peiyun attended the title-awarding ceremony at the Great Hall of the People, in the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing.
The No. 1 of the top ten is called "Micro-dust", the name for a group of anonymous donors in east China's Shandong Province for the victims of last year's Indian Ocean tsunami from Qingdao City.
The nine others are Cong Fei, a singer suffering from a malignant tumor, Zhang Xinghui, a doctor from Shandong providing free medical service for those patients in need, Wang Jianlin, "Wanda Goup" chairman from the City of Dalian in northeastern Liaoning province, Yang Shoucheng, a noted philanthropist from Hong Kong, Han Yaqin, a woman entrepreneur from Taiyuan dedicated to public welfare service, Yan Xijun, a Tianjin private businessman contributed to the cause of the disabled people, Yang Benhua, a Taiwan philanthropist coming to the aid of the needy on the mainland, Xu Benyu, who has volunteered to teach in Dashi Hope School in southwestern Guizhou Province, and Lin Ruiban, who cared for the elderly and the disabled and devoted to neighborhood community services.
In his address, Zhou said the selection of the top 10 charitarians has set fine examples for others to follow. Charitable activities are helpful for the goal of building up a harmonious society in the country, he acknowledged.
The election was sponsored by six charity groups and the People's Daily's domestic polices department, and organized by the Public Welfare Committee of the China Association of Social Workers. enditem