China's aid to Philippines is less compared to other nations
November 15 , 2013
China has promised to give Philippines a $100,000 in aid. When compared to the $20M in aid from the US, $10M from Japan and $16M from Britain, it appears as if the amount is missing a few zeros.
"Even if it now rushes aid and supplies to the philippines' storm-battered provinces, the Chinese government has been made to look mean-spirited in front of the world economy," Hannah Beech at Time wrote.
The two nations have had a maritime dispute since a long time and the petty aid is drawing plenty of negative criticism toward Beijing.
Megha Rajgopalan of Reuters mentioned that Chine "may have wasted the chance to build goodwill in Southeast Asia with its relatively paltry donation."