In November, the super typhoon Haiyan wiped out a number of houses and towns in Philippines. The Beijing regime and the China Red Cross offered $100,000 each on November 11, 2013. As soon as the Chinese government made its announcements, media in the West, in particular from the U.S. and Japan (such as CNN News), have relentlessly attacked China accusing China as the second economy power of being “cheap.” Following the Western media propaganda, the Southeast Asian media have also begun to assault Beijing as well. The Nation, for example, published the article “Is China punishing the Philippines? (November 13, 2013)” and Philippines Daily Inquirer published an article, “Why China Matters (November 16, 2013).” In the end, China had to offer more money, accumulating over 2.2 million dollars for Manila.
Source: WorldNews.Com (accessed date: 1 December 2013).
Not mention that both Albania and former Yugoslavia, even Philippines is taking advantage of China. A couple of years ago, after President Benigno Simeon Conjuangeo Aquino III visited Beijing bringing back millions dollars contracts with him, he has begun to “respond” American “pivot-to-Asia” policy against China in South China Sea. Why should China be “sucker” again? Leaders in Beijing need to learn how to deal with its “friends” again. Be “smart,” not a “sucker,” by using its “soft power” to help others. In the case of the typhoon in Philippine, China should announce that it will dispatch naval hospital ships to these islets. Thereafter, it should determine how much the government should spend for the disasters. Learning from the past; looking forward to the future.