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Gates Foundation Harnesses Chinese Private Sector to Bring Financial Services to World’s Poor

By Liu Xiao
Jane Xing, deputy director and head of private sector engagement at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s China Office.
Jane Xing, deputy director and head of private sector engagement at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s China Office.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — the world’s largest private charitable foundation, with an endowment of over $40 billion — opened its China office more than 10 years ago. During its initial years in China, the foundation focused on domestic issues such as HIV prevention and tuberculosis control. But in recent years, it has begun partnering with local firms to carry out global development projects in other countries.

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