Thursday, December 30, 2010
Taking Advantage of Victims-I
It has now been over months since the earthquake hit Sichuan, China on May 12, costing nearly 70,000 people their lives. Now, the survivors have begun to express their anger toward the Chinese officials after a-month-long grief and sorrow. A number of parents who lost their children in those “tofu” schools, are demanding the justice for the poorly constructed schools. For decades, construction and land deals in China have constituted of a huge “pie” of the corruption among businessman, bureaucrats, Chinese communist party members, and others. If Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao can properly address this corruption under Chinese law, it will to far in helping victims start the healing process. However, if the Chinese officials try to ignore this issue, it will resulting significant instability in China because for those who lost everything including precious children are not afraid of taking action with their own hands, even if it means losing their own lives.
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.