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Bill Gates, Robin Li form health alliance [China Daily]

China: Bill Gates has been active in China meeting the wealthy to promote giving.

– Gates and Buffett due in China to meet the wealthy [AsiaOne/AFP] – August 25 2010

– Buffett, Gates say no pressure on China philanthropy tour [AsiaOne/Reuters] – September 14, 2010

Headlining photo story on the China Daily online today on an alliance between businessmen and philanthropists Bill Gates and Robin Li to form the “Alliance for Healthy China” and their first move? To attack smoking in arguably the world’s biggest smoking nation. According to a BBC report,Smoking could eventually kill a third of all young Chinese men if nothing is done to get them to drop the habit, according to the largest ever survey of tobacco use (though a landmark and largest survey of tobacco use with 1.25 million people surveyed)

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Bill Gates, Robin Li form health alliance
Source – China Daily, published June 11, 2011

Source – Agencies

Bill Gates (R), Microsoft Corp co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Robin Li, founder and chief executive of Chinese search engine Baidu, put on shirts bearing the slogan: “Say No to Involuntary Smoking”, during a media conference in Beijing June 11, 2011. Gates and Li signed an agreement to form an alliance between their charitable foundations called the “Alliance for Healthy China”. [Photo/Agencies]


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