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Letter to the editor: China quake column misses the mark

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5/21/2008 09:00 PM EDT

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Circulation   5/22/2008 10:21:22 PM
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If you feel warm-hearted when receiving donations from other countries during Katrina, you should extend the condolence and love to those who are now suffering, no matter how rich/poor they are, or no matter how rich/poor you are! It is not about money, it is about how much you care about other people, and eventually, how much you care about your family, your children, and yourself. Remembering the song, "Oh, think twice, just another day in paradise".

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sichuan   5/22/2008 3:52:04 PM
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All human are the same and should be treated the same way. So next time if Chris's parent or his relative got similar cases like in Sichaun, They should get the same treatment as he suggested since his family tree may still have one or more people left.

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Peace   5/22/2008 3:21:16 PM
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I like Beijiner's post. Just react as a normal human being. Absolutely Chiness still can make it without donation. As to US government donation, it's their choice. I knew American received $5 million from China government when Katrina hit New Orleans.

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beijiner   5/22/2008 2:04:53 PM
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I think I can agree with your statement on this. China now probably is not in need of money, but the certain materials such as tents, food, water, or materials needed to prepare for the re-build. but more importantly, they will need people with specialty to take care of the over 5 million people who are homeless now, and those who are in graving for their lost ones. Donation of $$$ is actually the most easy way out of this guilty feeling as another human being. But I would like to emphasize again here that let's not politicalize the issue as so often has been for anything that is China related, particularly in the US

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JTTTT   5/22/2008 1:14:06 PM
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Thank you Chris for stating what is perhaps not politically correct, but is certainly accurate. China has over $200Billion in a sovereign wealth fund and $1.3 Trillion in currency reserves. They don't need our money for earthquake relief and I do not appreciate being made to feel guilty for not donating to said efforts. That said, what they could be lacking is equipment and qualified people to help out the many people who are in need. I would be more than willing to back any efforts to support in those areas. That all said, we need to look beyond our "electronic" borders and realize that all people are equal (and not just those who may buy from us one day) and look at Myanmar .... which is a far worse situation in a country that is incapable with a government unwilling to do all that is required to help their people.

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Neno-zhou   5/22/2008 6:05:54 AM
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Yes, Treat others the way you want to be treated.Both Chinese government and people are doing their best to fight aganist the vasted earthquake.

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Fisher Liu   5/22/2008 3:07:58 AM
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Chris, treat others the way you want to be treated. What you would think if you encount a same disaster and others are only debateing whether they should donate you 5 bucks or 10 bucks.

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Floatingsun   5/21/2008 10:39:17 PM
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Chinese government has just announced another $10 billion fund for the relief efforts. Donation from all country now is nearly $3 billion.

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