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Double Standard On Myanmar vs China?

Updated information about China Earthquake And Your Money is edited into the same link.  Myanmar is not accepting aid staff.  What about China?  There is no news about China accept to date.  China still has 26,000 people under debris.  However, we do not see any media response to this refusal.

 

In fact Thailand got a very firm answer that Myanmar will not be accepting aid either.  There was an international outcry.  Robert D. Kaplan, a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a fellow at the Center for a New American Security even used Albright’s argument that human rights trumps state rights to justify unilateral aid assistance.  

 

Myanmar’s worried about these aid staff.  Myanmar suspects the aid staff will facilitate some covert operations of the west, or some sort of color (Orange in Ukraine) revolution will come out of these aid staff.

 

Currently, China only accepted civilian, non-governmental organizations’ (NGO) aid. 

China has declined aid offered from Taiwan, not responded the offer of rescue dogs from Czech, among many others.  Is China embarrassed about accepting aid?  Is China also worried about foreign governmental staff?  Is this a double standard of the media?  Or does it actually expose some special interests of the countries offering aid staff to Myanmar?  This uneven media/international response toward China may only make Myanmar more suspicious.

*The Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety said China’s governmental research nuclear reactors and reactor fuel production facilities in China could be damaged.  They are within 44 miles to the center.  Nuclear generation sites are 600 miles away and should be fine.

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May 14, 2008 - Posted by | China, Current Affairs, Myanmar, nonprofits, opinion, politics, Thoughts, wordpress-political-blogs, 中國

3 Comments »

  1. […] Letters to the Editor wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt Updated information about China Earthquake And Your Money is edited into the same link.  Myanmar is not accepting aid staff.  What about China?  There is no news about China accept to date.  China still has 26,000 people under debris.  However, we do not see any media response to this refusal.   In fact Thailand got a very firm answer that Myanmar will not be accepting aid either.  There was an international outcry.  Robert D. Kaplan, a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a fellow at […]

    Pingback by Politics in America » Double Standard On Myanmar vs China? | May 14, 2008 | Reply

  2. It seems China thinks recovering on it’s own will earn it a gold medal or something. I don’t know about the media balance. I agree the view on Burma is very pointed. I don’t think China will get too much scorn. I’m a big fan of sovereignty. With that said I’m kind of torn on the aid issue and any furor. Aid offered and refused ? Have a nice day and fly the planes home. Allow me to present an interesting link somewhat related http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23693121-7583,00.html
    Lot’s of good analysis on your point lately keep it up.

    Comment by Alfie | May 14, 2008 | Reply

  3. gold medal? good line. i have to use it next time.

    Comment by royho | May 15, 2008 | Reply


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