This picture was taken last month in Yunnan, a rural southwestern province in China. These people are victims of an earthquake and had recently been visited by a rich philanthropist and businessman. Many Chinese citizens were outraged by the audacity of a man to appear on camera and hand out wads of 100 yuan bills and claimed that he acted in extremely “poor taste”; others have countered that this is a necessary step in pushing charitable work forward in China. Whatever the case, the picture alone is astounding by Western standards, but because of it, a very interesting debate has been ignited.
Link to relevant article via China Daily.