File photo of a pair of rowers in the Charles River as Harvard University is reflected in the water in Cambridge
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A Chinese billionaire couple have faced a deluge of criticism for donating $15 million to one of the richest and most prestigious universities in the US, with Internet users saying it would be better spent on students in China.Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin, the husband-and-wife duo behind real estate giant SOHO China, are giving $100 million to fund disadvantaged Chinese students at top universities across the globe.Pan is not only one of China's wealthiest people but also one of the country's most-celebrated "Big V" bloggers, with nearly 17 million followers on the microblogging site Sina Weibo, at times drawing attention from the authorities.China is the largest single source country for international students in the United States, providing more than a quarter of all foreign students, according to the Institute of International Education.
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