Thursday, December 30, 2010
Take Advantage from Victims-III
On January 4, 2009, Voice of America (Chinese Language) reports that local bureaucrats have stolen huge money from the Sichuan earthquake victims, who are getting frustrate. According to Xinhua News about 1962 cases of corruption were reported to the authorities by end of November 2008, but only 146 corruption cases involving 162 people, were investigated by the government. The Chinese scholar, Hu Xingdou, indicates that only one percent of corruption has been investigated. The top leaders in Beijing cannot supervise all corruption cases. Citizen watchdog groups and the Chinese media should be more involved in watching these local officials. According the head of NGO, Tan Zuoren, victims are getting irritate because they can only receive limited items, such as kids clothes from the local government, much of the other aid has been taken by local officials.
After growing up and studying in China and Japan, Dr. Suganuma went to the U.S. for graduate studies, earning master’s degrees at both St. John's University (in Chinese studies) and Syracuse University (in international relations) as well as a Ph.D. (in geography) from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.