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China: Chinese Red Cross on corruption watch

Bloggers continue to monitor earthquake corruption, as they wait for the truth to come out as to why so many school buildings collapsed so easily in this month's massive earthquake.

The parents of children who died, though, aren't waiting. On Sunday a group from Mianzhu city took photos of their children and marched to the larger Deyang city to seek justice [zh] from Party officials there.

The problem goes back to criticism that many schools which completely crumbled in the earthquake were cut short and built to stand as sturdy as though made from tofu suds. Sohu blogger Crisker offers photos from Mianzhu which us a better sense of what the childless parents there are feeling now:

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“The children didn't die as a result of natural disaster, they died of dangerous buildings.”

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The red scarf Chinese schoolchildren wear, representing a corner of the flag that so many died for in the CCP revolution:

叔叔,为什么只有我们的学校会倒塌?为什么???

Uncle, why did only our school collapse? Why???

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倒塌的墙壁仿佛是直接放在地面上的,看不出有地基结构

Walls which crumbled appear to have been placed directly on the ground, no foundation can be seen.

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Volunteers and others at the front line of the relief efforts continue [zh] to voice concerns about what they see there.

As for Chinese Red Cross, which is handling the vast majority of domestic donations for the earthquake relief fund, several journalist-bloggers early this week came across a thread on the heavily patriotic Strong Nation Forum which strongly suggests something shady is going on at Chinese Red Cross in how it purchases many of its tents.

It looks like Bullog blogger and ‘smoking gun’ tip-off man the ProState In Flames blogger was one of the first to give this story [zh] some prominence.

王平和最牛帐篷公司到底什么关系?
来源:强国论坛

Just what exactly kind of relationship is it that Wang Ping has with The Most Awesome Tent Company?
Source: Strong Nation Forum

红十字会王平同志,网友们很好奇,你和这家帐篷供货单位,存在什么样的关系?红十字会,请站出来大胆地解释!

Comrade Wang Ping from the Red Cross, the netizens are curious: just what sort of relationship is it that exists between you and this tent company? Red Cross, please stand up and boldly explain!

声明:

1、本人是强国论他老网友,说话是负责的,但老马甲被封,故刚注册了这么一个。

2、所有资料来自于人民网官方以及其他官方网站,文责自负,请版主放行,本人愿意坐牢,网友们也不要为我担心。

今天,强国论坛邀请红十字会工作人员王平等人进行访谈,人民网上传了王平等人出示的红十字会采购合同和发票,请看合同签字的相关图片,令人生疑的是,作为红十字会工作人员,竟有代表“北京裕龙诺亚帐篷有限公司”签字的嫌疑,

Declaration:

1. Being an old netizen here on the Strong Nation Forum, my words come responsibly. But my alias has been locked down, so I've just registered another. One takes responsibility for what they write, so would the webmaster please let this one go? I'm willing to go to prison, so netizens need not worry about me.

2. All information comes from the official People'sNet websites and other official websites.

Today, the Strong Nation Forum invited Red Cross employees Wang Ping and others to come in for an interview, and uploaded to People'sNet the Red Cross purchasing contract and receipts that Wang Ping and others presented, so please see the text of the contract and the accompanying photos. What makes one most suspicious is that as Red Cross employees, they are being suspected of having given signatures representing a “Beijing Yulong Noah Tents Co.

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注意,供货方“北京裕龙诺亚帐篷有限公司”代表签名为“王平”,假如你质疑是否是王平的签名,请看王平给人民网题词时的签名,看笔迹是否一致,

Note: The representative of the supplier, “Beijing Yulong Noah Tents Co.,” is signed with the name “Wang Ping”. If, now, you question whether or not that is Wang Ping's signature, please see the signature on the inscription given to People'sNet, and whether the handwriting is consistent:

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我们好奇于,王平代表北京裕龙诺亚帐篷有限公司(总经理叫王翠),和红十字会签订采购合同,但王平又在红十字会上班,怎么回事???

另据网络搜索,“北京裕龙诺亚帐篷有限公司”,法人是王翠,员工不足10人,
请看网络搜索图片地址:
http://www.sxdxs.com/HuangYe/BeiJing/46859.htm

We're very curious, just how is it that Wang Ping can represent Beijing Yulong Noah Tents Co. (whose General Manager is named Wang Cui) in signing a purchasing contract with the Red Cross, but at the same time be working for the Red Cross???

Also, following an internet search, Beijing Yulong Noah Tents Co. was incorporated by Wang Cui, and there are fewer than ten employees.
Please refer to this address from the internet search:
http://www.sxdxs.com/HuangYe/BeiJing/46859.htm

该公司可谓历史上最牛的小公司,员工不到10个,但却是15年以来,连续成为红十字会的唯一中标单位:

请看网络地址:

http://www.sooq.cn/companyportal/link.jsp?ckey=402880f701c7020c0101c72856f32b55

This company might just be the Most Awesome Small Company in history; with less than ten staff, it has successfully been the only bid winner for the Red Cross for the past 15 years; please see this url:
http://www.sooq.cn/companyportal/link.jsp?ckey=402880f701c7020c0101c72856f32b55

这是王平做客强国论坛的记录:
回答网友tea3000:再次再次请王平嘉宾回答:北京裕龙诺亚帐篷有限公司的总经理王翠和你是什么关系?如果没有,请直说没有。

王平:我不认识“王翠”这个人,我和这个人没有任何关系。我也已讲过我们的招标采购是由机关服务中心负责的,我本人从未参与过采购招标采购工作。

——我们好奇于,王平说不认识王翠这个人,但是,王翠给红十字供货都超过15年了,而且都是唯一中标单位,可能不认识吗?

我们好奇于,一家营业额只有百把万的小公司,怎么会连续15年成为唯一中标单位??而且中标价比浙江公司高得多?

我们好奇于,这家公司,年耗电量仅为千度,哪来的生产能力,足以支撑“15年来,唯一中标单位”这一特殊待遇?
(请看网络搜索地址:http://www.shyqy.net/uploadfile/20077385110409.xls)

This is the record of Wang Ping's visit to the Strong Nation Forum:
Netizen tea3000: Yet again for the second time request our honored guest Wang Ping answer: what is your relationship with Beijing Yulong Noah Tents Co. Ltd. General Manager Wang Cui? If there is none, please state that there is none.

Wang Ping: I do not know this person “Wang Ping”, and I have no relationship with this person. I've also stated that our open tenders are handled by a state service center. I myself have never taken part in purchasing or open tender work.

So we are very curious, Wang Ping says he does not know Wang Cui, but, Wang Cui has been supplying the Red Cross for over 15 years, and it is its only successful tendering company, so is it possible that that don't know each other?

We're very curious, as to how this company, whose annual power consumption consists of only just one megawatt hour, gets its production capacity from, enough to support the special treatment of being “the only bid winner for the Red Cross for the past 15 years”?
(Please see this internet search result: http://www.shyqy.net/uploadfile/20077385110409.xls)

Would you risk going to prison to make an accusation like that? As a preface to his reposting of the story from ProState In Flame's blog, Bullog blogger and former journalist Wen Yunchao writes with uncharacteristically strong language in his post ‘Time for a life-or-death fight in defence of of news freedom’:

全面和谐的丧钟已经敲响,我们必须打一场殊死的咨讯自由的保卫战,为我们的公民权利,为我们的良心。欢迎大家将下文无限度转发至你所有可以发布信息的博客及论坛,并转发任何有助于维护我们的公民权利与良心的信息。我们誓将所有和谐的指令淹没在人民群众的汪洋大海之中。

The bells of full-out harmoniousness have begun ringing, and we must fight a life-and-death battle in defence of news freedom, for our civil rights, and for our consciences. I welcome everyone to post unlimitedly the below text to all the blogs and forums to which you are able to spread information, and to repost any information of assistance in safeguarding our civil rights and consciences. We swear to drown all harmonious orders in the vast ocean that is the masses of the people.

After the Strong China Forum and then the highly-regarded ProState In Flames, the news quickly hit Tianya and nearly all major forum sites, so the human flesh search engines have been able to dig up every trace mention of Beijing Yulong Noah Tents Co. that exists online, including a whole series of bids the company had won with the Ministry of Civil Affairs going as far back as 1998. ProState In Flames himself has since posted detailed info on companies that Wang Cui himself has incorporated, as well as more on related tenders for Chinese Red Cross tent purchases.

Since it's been put like that, what have you seen that you can pass on?

85 comments

  • corruption is so common in china and evryone knows it. maybe in this case one head will fall as the sacrificial lamb, but the embezzlement will continue. it seems neither the chinese people nor the chinese government are able/willing to stop this.

  • LingLing

    Even writing an article about corruption in China seems to be just a waste of print space… like writing a proposal about changing the color of the sky.

  • knights

    Every country has corruptions, I do not doubt that there are local chinese officials are corrupted especially in the rural areas. Citizens should have to keep an eye out for them. Hopefully this will get better as China is progressing.

  • John,

    Great post. Thanks.

    David

  • yinbin

    To #1 and 2:
    Weak and incapacitated people are prone to pessimistic views, so are those that wish ill to my country. China is waging a serious and ferocious battle against corruption. In this regard, we are faring better than some so-called democratic countries in southeast Asia. If you do not have anything constructive advice to offer, then please shut up and disappear. We do not welcome your ill-intended prognostications.

  • chan

    Corruption watch is a good practice to prevent corruption. Keep it up !

  • Jules

    We welcome yinbin who offers that most typical advice of the Chinese: “shut up”. Great dialogue and debate! You are simply discovering what foreign businessmen have known for decades. Chinese will do anything for money.

    Face it: China is corrupt. Horribly corrupt. Sure, Japan/Korea/etc are also corrupt, but I offer to the Chinese people these great words of an American statesman: “We have met the enemy, and he is us”. (I apologize in advance for the idiomaticity of the previous sentence)

  • Knights of STARS

    Jules,

    Chinese people are generally rational. When we say “shut up and disappear” that’s because we are being bullied to a corner.

    case in point:
    We tried to participate in the olympics, and we are being called names.
    Olympic is being bullied, Jin Jin handicap girl was attacked and bullied, and CNN/BBC et al passed off Nepalese and Indian police as Chinese detaining tibetans

    Jack Cafferty called Chinese “goons & thugs”

    Sichuan earthquake killed many people. We responded swiftly and

    Sharon Stone and Dalai said it’s karma when there are thousands killed and hundreds of thousands injured, and millions homeless.. .

    How do you want us to act calmly and have a normal dialog????

  • chan

    “Even writing an article about corruption in China seems to be just a waste of print space… like writing a proposal about changing the color of the sky.” by Lingling.

    It is only Ling ling opinion on China. If the Great Wall can be build, corruption can be stopped in China.

    Yes!!!!.
    Every nation has the same sky colour, indeed very difficult to change not only at one place.

    Corruption is bad practice. everyone should stop it.
    China now has staretd a good practice on the Corruption Watch. The other can also learn from here !!!

  • yinbin

    I shall not take anybody seriously who is glaringly deficient in common-sense geography. May I enlighten you that Japan and S Korean are not part of the Southeast Asia subregion that I spoke of? Think of the Philippines and Indonesia.
    I was not shunning a proper conversation. I was merely irked by the usual Western pessimism on China even when we are doing the best we can.

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