Skip to comments.The Real China After The Earthquake
Posted on 05/14/2008 4:57:05 AM PDT by rubyliu
Thank you for all the people who take care of the earthquake in China!
I am a student in Dalian, a city in the north of China,I never feel the quake here untill now.
But I see the whole society ,include the students, companies and goverment are trying their best to help the people in Sichuan province.
I just want to talk about the facts besides me after the earthquake.
Now I have donate all my money in the phone account as well as my classmates, although it is less than 100 yuan.
The whole university is statistic the student list whose family is in Sichuan Area.
There is a widely disscussed passage between in students.
The follwing information is the chat, supplied by the reporter of chinaz ,Lidianxin, who have witnessed the scene after the earthquake .
绮梦(3603*****) 10:07:29 现场简直不能看了
qimeng(3603*****) 10:07:29 I can not stand the disaster scene.
绮梦(3603*****) 10:08:33 年过花甲的总理已经哭得不成样子了
qimeng(3603*****) 10:08:33 The president is crying.
绮梦(3603*****) 10:10:16 刚刚挖开的地方又塌方了
qimeng(3603*****) 10:10:16 The area just opened landslided again.
绮梦(3603*****) 10:11:24 这倒霉天气还在下雨，现在一线的军人已经被下达死命令，必须冒雨解救
qimeng(3603*****)10:11:24 It is raining now, the frontline soldiers have been issued an order to save the people in the rain.
绮梦(3603*****) 10:11:56 我现在是在都江堰市
qimeng(3603*****)10:11:56 I am in the DujiangYan City
绮梦(3603*****) 10:13:24 交通已经瘫痪了，人员和物资很难运进去
qimeng(3603*****)10:13:24 Traffic has been paralyzed, and difficult to transport goods into.
绮梦(3603*****) 10:13:47 汶川现在还不让我们去
qimeng(3603*****)10:13:47 Now we can not go to Wenchuan area.
绮梦(3603*****) 10:15:21 汶川的交通完全封闭了，现场到底怎么样我不知道，不过早上总理指示军队不管有多大代 价，必须进城
qimeng(3603*****) the closure the traffic of Wenchuan has completely closure, I do not know how kind the scene there, but the Prime Minister instructed the soliders no matter how difficult,must be get into Whenchuan city.
Please accept my heartfelt prayers for you, your friends and family. What an awful situation to be in.
Well, we all hope everyone pulls through.
Good luck, no American wishes anything but the best to the Chinese people.
Welcome to FR too!
Welcome to FR! You may be the first Chinese Mainland FReeper! I dunno......Hope all goes well for you and your family!..........
My heart and prayers are with the people suffering from this devastating earthquake.
OTOH, this is the third such thread I have seen today. Hmm.
I was thinking the same thing myself, why all of a sudden would people start posting here like this? Could it be perhaps a systematic propaganda attempt, to cultivate good will directly into sites like this? I wonder if other sites similar to FR is also experiencing posts like this out of the blue.
Throughout history — as here in America — MOST citizens of a nation people are most often decent, hard-working folk who simply wish to live their lives surrounded by their families and friends.
Also throughout history, it is not most citizens who are the problem between nations. It is the power-hungry megalomaniacs and elites running them — either by force or so-called “popular election” who are the problem.
This citizen of THIS nation is saddened that so many citizens of YOUR nation have been victims of a devastating earthquake — especially the children — and earnestly hopes you are able to recover from this disaster and move on to rebuild your lives and correct the clearly major problems with your government — as we will the less serious problems with ours.
Contrast the Chinese response to this crisis with the Burmese Junta's response to the cyclone.
I read “Red Star Over China”, by Edgar Snow. (I had dinner at his home once, another story.) Snow was an American journalist who met with Mao in the 1930’s prior to America's entry into the War. One anecdote that stuck in my mind was his description of a man whose clothing was on fire in a major Chinese city. As people walked by in seeming indifference, he grabbed a passerby’s coat to extinguish flames. The passerby demanded compensation for his coat. This callousness shocked Snow's American sensibilities.
It was his hope that Mao and Communism would reform what he perceived as the extreme selfishness in the Chinese character. Today, China appears, to an outsider, to have high levels of economic freedom and almost no political freedom, sort of like Singapore. [BTW, my company does some business in China (civilian air traffic control) and the stories of corruption and venality that I hear would make your hair stand on end.]
There a quite a few Chinese immigrants and Chinese-Americans at my company and a number of them I consider to be friends.
I extend my prayers and well wishes for the victims and hope that China's future fulfills her promise and that our two countries can live in peace and mutual respect.
Did the earthquake disable the Internet blockers?
I doubt FREE REPUBLIC is allowed in China, afterall.
For a fleeting moment I thought that perhaps the censors and their equipment have been knocked off-line and perhaps the chinese people have free and unlimited access to information.
But no, China’s a big country and considering that, the quake really did little in damaging the infrastructure. Perhaps it is a campaign beginning now and continuing throught the Olympics, you know, to make China appear less represive and more “humane.”
Free Republic IS allowed in China - I’ve tried it before when visiting there. The Govt there probably doesn’t know FR exists. They focus on CNN and similar MSM.
You are an optimist, I see.
Prayers and support for those affected by the earthquake.
perhaps the earthquake blew out the censoring apparatus allowing the Chinese to get thru...or things are so bad that folks are trying their best to call for help in spite of the censoring apparatus.
WTF is it with all the chinese posts all the sudden?????
Did the chicoms all the sudden drop their internet filtering?
Or is this some kind of psyops?
Funny that there is no anger at the Govt for all the govt schools that collapsed...
I somehow doubt that FR is on the Govt approved website list...
We have employees at the Shipyard in Dalian. I hope all is well there as i haven’t recieved word back from them. I pray for you and your family and your countrymen.
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