Thursday, December 30, 2010
Taking Advantage of Victims-II
According to China Youth Daily (July 5, 2008), Zhongguo Qingnian Bao, some officials from other parts of China used the excuse of inspecting the Sichuan earthquake for recreational purposes. These officials, spent large amounts of Chinese money (300,000 Chinese yuan) and took delegations of 20-30-people delegation on the trips spending very short periods in the earthquake areas and provided extremely little money to the disaster areas. This is the typical Chinese way of corruption. Under the guise of the inspecting earthquake victims, some officials stayed at lavish hotels and enjoyed delicious southern meals, while a majority of earthquake's victims are homeless, workless, and assetless, living shelter home. People are wondering if this is the way the Communist officials "serve the people?"
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.