Comments on: Making sense of China’s meager typhoon aid http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/11/14/making-sense-of-chinas-meager-typhoon-aid/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:27:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ReverendJim http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/11/14/making-sense-of-chinas-meager-typhoon-aid/#comment-1026 Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:24:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=1033#comment-1026 Why should this come as a surprise to anyone? China and Russia still are allied with all totalitarian and oppressive regimes, but some how have managed to convince their own people and leaders in the west they aren’t villains. The world needs to take a step back from the illusion and realize that though the names and titles are different, the distribution of freedoms and altruism have changed very little since 1989.

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By: MrRFox http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/11/14/making-sense-of-chinas-meager-typhoon-aid/#comment-1025 Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:15:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=1033#comment-1025 It’s a cultural thing – some folks look at any situation and can’t say anything ‘cept – “What’s in it for me?”

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By: alwayslearning http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/11/14/making-sense-of-chinas-meager-typhoon-aid/#comment-1024 Sun, 17 Nov 2013 13:36:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=1033#comment-1024 It really is none of our business whether China donates to a cause or not. Perhaps if the US paid back some of what we owe the government in China, they could afford to do so.

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By: nuchang http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/11/14/making-sense-of-chinas-meager-typhoon-aid/#comment-1023 Sat, 16 Nov 2013 20:13:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=1033#comment-1023 Talking about politics of generosity, Chinese never complained American or japanese cheapskate wrt to Chinese charities because we understand people will always take care of their own blood 1st, and then their friends and allies.

With regard to humanitarian aids, American neocon dimwits, pls look at no one other than yourself, and look at no other countries other than phillipino or America, in the mirror —

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactions_t o_the_2008_Sichuan_earthquake

fact #1, the philipino sent US$0.0 — yes, a big fat gooze egg!! — to China in 2008 Chinese earth quake which killed around 80000 people, more than 10 times the casulty of the current Haiyan. I deeply sympathize every bit of the human tragedy and suffering of the philipinos; but from Chinese mainland’s point of view, is not this “the pot calling the kettle black”???

As for the big, fat, self-righteous American neocon dimwits, represented by all these mainstream rightwing media nutjobs here at WaPo,

fact #2, the US government sent US$20000.00 to China for the 1998 once in a decade flood; yes, that is not a typo, a big fat 20000.00!

In the 2008 once in a century Chinese earthquake, Chinese Hong Kong donated over $38,000,000.00 — yeah, you fat dimwits neocon brain will say Hong Kong’s government is forced; but the private Hong Kong Chinese donated over $128,000,000.00; and Taiwan, our sworn enemy but also brothers and sisters by blood, donate $65,000,000.00, this in comparision to American’s $4.8 million.

fact #3, have you or your family or any philipino ever donated a single penny to help a poor Chinese child?

my Chinese American family donate hundred, if not thousands times more to Chinese charities and victims than to philipinos or united way — that is simply how it is. Do not give me the BS that as an American Christian, you value a Chinese or even a Chinese American child the same as your own or even any white child — the fact is simply you do not and we do not either..

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By: reality-again http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/11/14/making-sense-of-chinas-meager-typhoon-aid/#comment-1022 Sat, 16 Nov 2013 14:07:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=1033#comment-1022 Good article.
As proven by China’s continuous support of the mad dogs ruling North Korea, China simply doesn’t see itself as a responsible member of the international community, let alone one that can claim to a leadership role.

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By: sbix http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/11/14/making-sense-of-chinas-meager-typhoon-aid/#comment-1021 Sat, 16 Nov 2013 02:16:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=1033#comment-1021 Ian – this is a bit politically correct but the Chinese are a very racist people. They look down on most of their neighbors. Even in countries where they’ve migrated to (US, Canada, etc.), they haven’t really changed their thinking.

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By: Wry http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/11/14/making-sense-of-chinas-meager-typhoon-aid/#comment-1020 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:24:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=1033#comment-1020 CHINA is not poor. China pretends to be poor.

Some people in China are poor — many due to government appropriations.

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By: Wry http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/11/14/making-sense-of-chinas-meager-typhoon-aid/#comment-1019 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:20:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=1033#comment-1019 Chinese tycoons have billions to spend on fancy cars, watches, fur coats, ivory, and designer-label gifts for “friends” along with tens of billions in govt funding for loans to questionable “business partners.”

Would be interested to know if even one Chinese “mega-millionaire” has ever “given” to charity — at home or abroad. If they did, there would be some Chinese farmers sleeping in their own beds with full bellies today.

Charity is not a “law” — but when you have billions and see people hopeless, homeless and in dire need, giving is the right thing to do — whether they are your “good friend” or not.

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By: Wantunbiasednew http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/11/14/making-sense-of-chinas-meager-typhoon-aid/#comment-1018 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:16:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=1033#comment-1018 The simple fact that US and China relief aid is a topic of Bremmer’s article and the form of article insures help for Philippines is in line with US pivot to Asia.
Btw, aircraft carriers are best relief aid vessels in littoral waters of archipelago.
And any argument to support vast US naval military presence 10000 miles off its borders is welcome.

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By: Hatorian http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/11/14/making-sense-of-chinas-meager-typhoon-aid/#comment-1017 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 07:05:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=1033#comment-1017 Interesting article. The last question does make you think. However, I fully believe that whether America is the number 1 or number 50 economy in the world you will still find American’s being some of the most generous people on the planet during times of disaster.

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