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:


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


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


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




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







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.


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


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!






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.



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:




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:



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:






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:

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’:


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?


  • 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.


  • 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


    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.

    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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