文简介: 中国对菲律宾的微薄援助可能会削弱自己的形象译文来源: 原文地址：http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/12/us-原创翻译：龙腾网 翻译：矢量技术
$100,000.Wow, the amount offered by China is less than what the CPC elite spend individually on expensive wine and Swiss watches yearly.Pathetic.
十一月 12, 2013 8:19am EST -- Report as abuse
China owes Philippine nothing. No obligation !
十一月 12, 2013 8:27am EST -- Report as abuse
Where will the money end up with ?
十一月 12, 2013 9:00am EST -- Report as abuse
China is the second largest economy, but it dones’t mean China has to donate the second largest amount of aid to Philippine. US sent its troops to Philippine because Philippine is the US’ ally. In the past whenever Philippine was attacked by nature disasters, China always offered a greate amout of aid. Now Philippine is the adversory of China, China is not obliged to offer too much. When you westerners accused China of its meager aid, can you tell me how much US offered toIran whent Iran was striked by earthquake? Was the aid to Iran by US compared to its status of the largest economy in the world??
十一月 12, 2013 10:47am EST -- Report as abuse
Considering the hot territorial dispute and the HK hostage incident, it is emotionally difficult to generously aid the Philippines.
十一月 12, 2013 11:09am EST -- Report as abuse
Imagine, Samsung, a South Korean company, is donating $1million in aid, dwarfing China’s token assistance.
十一月 12, 2013 12:10pm EST -- Report as abuse
China, why not just send flowers and get-well-soon cards?
十一月 12, 2013 12:35pm EST -- Report as abuse
“I certainly think that relief and aid for natural disasters should not be affected by political relations. But the Chinese authorities are handicapped by domestic nationalist feelings as well,” he said.
This is a pathetic excuse. The nationalist feelings are entirely a product of the nationalist education, nationalist state-owned TV stations, nationalist state-owned media, etc. The gov could stop these feelings overnight. Notice how relations with Japan were peachy from the 1950s through the 2000s. Then the gov decided it was more convenient to blame Japan (and the Philippines) for everything, so here we are.
China is poor and shouldn’t be expected to donate as much as rich countries. But after hosting the most expensive Olympics in history just 5 years ago, it certainly isn’t very flattering.
十一月 12, 2013 12:35pm EST -- Report as abuse
I know there are a lot of people salivating at any chance to bash China.But seriously, China is still dealing with the storm right now, there thousands trapped, tens of thousands homes damaged/destroyed, millions of people affected, no one knows what the final damage will be like at the end.It’s sad if your house got burned down, it’s a little too insensitive to bickering over the donation amount when your neighbour is still busy putting out fire of his house.
十一月 12, 2013 12:53pm EST -- Report as abuse
Why would China provide cash? Previous cash provided was just siphoned off to Philippine officials. (eg the Broadband project) and the billions in outstanding loans. The answer here isn’t cash and the amount really should mean anything.
I have little doubt if the Philippines asked their northern neighbours for something (food, tents etc etc) China would generously oblige.
But cash isn’t a solution here and it wasn’t a solution in the boxing day Tsunami either.
十一月 12, 2013 1:19pm EST -- Report as abuse
The People’s Republic of China is a godless nation whose elite worship at the altar of ostentation at the expense of their enslaved workers. I pity them.
十一月 12, 2013 1:24pm EST -- Report as abuse
Couldn’t agree with StigTW more. Right now what the Filipinos need is food, clean drinking water, medicine, and temporary shelter such as tents. Remember that the Philippines is still a third world nation so even in the best of times these items are lacking. Even if you give them cash to spend, they will still need to purchase it from abroad thus a direct donation of these items will cut out the middleman and speed things up dramatically. The Chinese government could easily say that in lieu of a large cash donation, they will give millions in the form of material assistance instead.
Another reason why cash donations is a bad idea is because the Filipino government is exceptionally corrupt. This is a well-known fact which has held true for decades. Frankly even if just 20% of the cash donation actually manages to reach the disaster victims, it would qualify as a minor miracle.
十一月 12, 2013 2:27pm EST -- Report as abuse
Its not a surprise that the western media would politicize this tragedy in the Philippines so quickly while events are still unfolding.
Yeah, I hope China will do more than what is being said, but if they did, does anyone really think it would be reported by the Western media? LOL
十一月 12, 2013 2:34pm EST -- Report as abuse
I’m not surprised at all. What I’m surprised is they actually give! You know Chinese government, they only want to receive and take that is not theirs, anything they can take. But not actually give. It’s not in their vocabulary. Such a greedy government.
十一月 12, 2013 2:48pm EST -- Report as abuse
Reuters, shame on your biased reporting to single out China on how much it donates. When Iranhad earthquake, did you report on how much Western countries donated to Iran? When China had earthquake, did you report on some countries’ meager aid to China?
十一月 12, 2013 3:04pm EST -- Report as abuse
Let’s put it this way–if China had promised to donate $10M, it won’t make headlines here, or all over the media. It sure did with a $200K (correction needed by Reuters) pledge.
十一月 12, 2013 3:10pm EST -- Report as abuse
I think the 100k is for starters and they said more is coming. As far as expensive wines and Swiss watches, true, but the same is of Filipino elites. Don’t forget Vietnam and china have suffered damage from this same storm as well, latest I heard is about 1 billion in damage in china.
十一月 12, 2013 3:25pm EST -- Report as abuse
Please… If it was the US only giving 100k and nothing else, it would be the top headline on media outlets around the world, and everybody would be talking massive trash about the US.
The Chinese supposedly believe that ‘sharing’ is a huge part of how society should function. Apparently that only applies to their massive efforts to rip off other people’s intellectual properties around the world. When it comes to actually putting something back in the pot, I guess the whole ‘sharing’ thing, goes out the window.
十一月 12, 2013 3:36pm EST -- Report as abuse
China is lame. They use up the world’s resources, but do nothing to actually help the world back. Needy runts.
十一月 12, 2013 3:40pm EST -- Report as abuse
Now that someone’s brought up this issue, I think for China this is quite literally a case of too little, too late. Doesn’t matter anymore if China increases any more aid to the Philippines. What this looks in the end is that China only put out more money because it felt pressured to do so by the international community. But it’s always first impressions that count, and China didn’t exactly rise to the occasion.
十一月 12, 2013 3:44pm EST -- Report as abuse
Heck the corrupt chinese politician spend that much in Moutai and wild parties in one night.
十一月 12, 2013 4:02pm EST -- Report as abuse
This is getting so hilarious, the rich americans and westerners begin to complain China being so stingy. The world consumes 80 million barrels of oil and the US along consumes 1/4 of that. It’s the developed countries which have produced so much pollution and green house gases to cause these. They should help Philippines to clean up. Finger pointing is so childish.
十一月 12, 2013 4:12pm EST -- Report as abuse
where is freedom of speech. i just posted a comment 1 hour ago and why it didn’t appear?
十一月 12, 2013 5:03pm EST -- Report as abuse
Any amount of help is welcome for the Philippines.
Imagine being challenged in the international court or arbitration by a weak country as the Philippines is a great insult to the superpower China. So why not show its power by meager donation or sort of a snub?
But of course, in times of great distress, such as this super typhoon that struck the Philippines, a magnanimous nation, irrespective of the political implication in their own country, would bury such hatred in the name of humanitarian efforts.
True colors are revealed by action and words. But of course, any amount of help is still welcome!
十一月 12, 2013 5:06pm EST -- Report as abuse
And China wonders why Asia hates it.
十一月 12, 2013 5:06pm EST -- Report as abuse
Meanwhile other countries that donated money are also providing aid by air and sea.
十一月 12, 2013 5:07pm EST -- Report as abuse
Americans: please give me a figure , how much is enough?
十一月 12, 2013 5:08pm EST -- Report as abuse
Wouldn’t it be relevant to this story to mention that China is in the midst of dealing with its own mass destruction from the same typhoon? But then remember that this is a story planted by the Pariah nations of the US and UK, of which Reuters a willing partner in intrigue.
十一月 12, 2013 5:32pm EST -- Report as abuse
The Chinese money is not get free. People make a shirt only profit $1. $100000 need make 1000000 shirt!If you want money, go to work…
十一月 12, 2013 5:40pm EST -- Report as abuse
Dent its image??!! The Filipinos ought to count their blessings that China is not America – lest they’d be facing embargoes, trade sanctions, or even drones and depleted uranium munitions, for being on the wrong side.
Instead they are getting real cash from Beijing – even whilst China herself is suffering large damages from the same typhoon.
十一月 12, 2013 6:31pm EST -- Report as abuse
good job! China won’t waste money on the trash
十一月 12, 2013 7:14pm EST -- Report as abuse
Good will? Please enlighten me what “good will” should be if a country slaughtered tourists from HK (Oh, it was the terrorists, not us, they say), shot fisherman from Taiwan (Oh, it was Taiwanese, not Chinese, they say), and stole islands from China (Oh, they are ours, not yours, they say).
十一月 12, 2013 8:34pm EST -- Report as abuse
Do you honsetly think politician in Japan and US really give a dime about philippines? They just to up their image for their own agenda, for Japan, to strengten tie with south east Asia to fight China’s growth navy, for the US, a new navy base to be built on philippine. At least China has been honest about its feelings, you mess with my turf, you are on your own.