Crowdfunding Could Be Criminal
Yang Long, a driver in Zhongjiang, Sichuan Province, recently triggered controversy by attempting to raise money on a fundraising platform for compensation he thought he might have to pay after being involved in a car accident. The fundraising page was closed after he raised 20,000 yuan (US$3,077), but also triggered an outcry. Although traffic police have not yet apportioned blame to those involved, opponents believe that it is ridiculous for a charitable platform to help those who might have committed a crime. Many netizens called on the platforms to conduct tighter supervision of crowdfunding organizers.