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Q. Since you said you gave your money for earthquake victims, I'd like to know how much you can keep of the prize money and how much instead the government takes out of your money. There is a percentage they keep and you can give just your part of the money, or also the part of the government?

JIE ZHENG: (In English.) It's a hard question.

THE MODERATOR: We're here to talk about the tennis as such.
Q. Is part of the tennis. Tennis is part of the life.

JIE ZHENG: (Through translation.) First of all, of course I will donate all my portion. Apart from that, I will do as much as I can to help the Sichuan region people because I'm from Sichuan province, as well. After going back after the Wimbledon, when I go back, I will do more charity work and encourage more people come to support the stricken region and hope people from Sichuan will have their new home as soon as possible.
Q. She's planning on giving her entire winnings?

THE MODERATOR: We're here to do tennis questions. We've been through that.
Q. No, that an incredible, charitable donation on her part.

THE MODERATOR: We are running out of time for English questions.
Q. We are here to work. We are not to listen to just sets, games and points. It's relevant.

THE MODERATOR: Do you want to answer that question?

JIE ZHENG: (In English.) Yeah, it's a very hard question for me, because in China sometime it's a different pression. If you play so well, you have the more pression for you. So I would like to give the all prize money but cannot, you know. I need give back to something like the tennis association, like this one.
Q. Will you be doing anything special for the semifinal?

JIE ZHENG: (Through translation.) Serena, with no doubt, is outstanding player, and so far I haven't found any weak link about her. But as a first time to enter the semifinal, I would rather now enjoying the game than anything else.
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ALL the money??

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No way!
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This is pretty impressive b/c she's not a top player who earns a lot and she doesn't have big endorsement deals. Great move from her

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She's very endearing... Poor girl, I have no idea what she says in English during her interviews but she's just lovely

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That's confusing...

"First of all, of course I will donate all my portion"

Is she saying she'll give "all her portion" to the government, like they require... or "all her portion" that doesn't go to the gov't, to charity?

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Very nice from Jie.
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Is she doing that of her own will or is she being forced to do so ?
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she still should pay tax 70% to the govern.

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Q. Why do you think there are no Chinese men strong in tennis? There is a season, a matter of body or power, or other reasons?
JIE ZHENG: Yeah, is tough question. We want to know also
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Is she doing that of her own will or is she being forced to do so ?
Forced?

She lives in the region where it happened all those tragedies in the space of a week. It's normal that she cares about the problem.

Very nice for her. It would be amazing if she could win the tournament.
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Is she doing that of her own will or is she being forced to do so ?
I doubt it. The other portion of the money goes to the CTA I think?
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idgi. Does she work in anything else besides tennis? If not, her life must suck if she donates all her win prizes. O___o
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That's confusing...

"First of all, of course I will donate all my portion"

Is she saying she'll give "all her portion" to the government, like they require... or "all her portion" that doesn't go to the gov't, to charity?
It means she'll donate all of the portion she woud normally keep. In other words, the portion that doesn't automatically go to the government/CTA

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Very nice for lovely Jie, she is born and bred in Sichuan province
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