Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Chinese expert: aid brings people closer
+ -
17:17, June 25, 2008

 Related News
 China quake death toll rises to 69,185
 Chinese insurers pay 339 mln yuan in claims to quake-ravaged areas
 Chinese vice premier outlines eight-year plan for quake zone
 Top auditor: No corruption found in disaster relief fund use
 China allocates 95 bln yuan for post-quake effort so far
 Related Channel News
· 8.0 Richter scale earthquake hits SW China
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Humanitarian aid from the international community to China after the May 12 quake has helped ease the tension between the peoples, said a Chinese expert on international studies.

Professor Jin Canrong from Renmin University --- one of the most prestigious universities in China --- shared his opinions about international aid with People's Daily Online recently.

He thinks that the natural expression of sympathy and the gratitude for that sympathy in the big disaster has on one hand moderated the "differences on national identity" which had been highlighted by political tension over the Tibet incident and the Olympic torch relay.

On the other hand, international rescue teams, volunteers and medical relief staff have direct contact with local Chinese in the quake area. Their personal emotional exchanges develop into positive feelings between them and the locals.

The media also plays an important role. The media in other countries --- particularly those from Europe and the US --- could stop criticizing China at least for a certain period of time and make some positive coverage about China. In addition, Chinese media reports about the international aid have helped to exude a good impression of other countries among the Chinese public.

"The cross-border care reflects the basic love of the human community," said Jin. "No matter where it is, any natural disaster as serious as this one in Sichuan will be a common concern." And the development of the Internet and the growing middle-class globally --- the main group in the early stage of a so-called global civil society --- have made it easy to attract global attention to a particular event - in a positive way or a negative way.

Another very important reason for the international community's massive support is the openness, accountability and self-confidence of the Chinese government. The government's quick and transparent response to the quake demonstrates its commitment to the idea of "putting people first" and proves its self-assurance.

"We also have to consider that the background of the entire thing," said Jin, "is the rise of China." Anything that happens here draws global attention.

By People's Daily Online

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Obama Phenomenon in U.S.
China slams UK for inviting Dalai to parliament hearing on human rights
Dalai clique is chief criminal of violent crimes
Diplomat: Tibet issue not about human rights
Norway to continue promoting peace in Sri Lanka

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved