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Troops parachute into China quake zone as death toll nears 15,000

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Generally a well written article but please take out the random:

A KFC outlet ran out of chicken and cooking oil.

I am sure those people have far bigger problems than the KFC chickens and oils. It sounds VERY out of place.

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well, the chinese are making very good use of the media when it suits them. no such luck in tibet.

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"Expressions of sympathy and offers of help poured in from Japan and the European Union. Russia was sending a plane with 30 tons of relief supplies, the Interfax news agency said. Chinese President Hu Jintao discussed the disaster by phone with U.S. President George W Bush."

May every Chinese ultra-nationalist appreciate that the rest of the world is not out to destroy China.

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 great to hear that the 86 Pandas are all fine

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Even from disaster, comes opportunity

For some of the larger municipal buildings needing to be rebuilt, the PRC should invite earthquake resistant builders from Japan to consult on reconstruction. If this is a re-occurring event, PRC and the local govts. could benefit from the extensive, well tested techniques deployed in Japan.

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seems it is more and more difficult to let chinese & japanese makes friends.Just try to understand others, try a little. Friends.

I'm chinese, I like most of countries in the world. By now, no japan in my list. but it is not in my blacklist also.

Always I think, we are human being, we must take some actions let us different from livestocks.

Even you don't like chinese, just as I don't like japanese. But when you see the rasing toll of victims. Please show a little sadness. okay?

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"While welcoming the support, the Chinese government suggested that aid would be confined to supplies and money, not foreign personnel."...this does not sound very friendly,full of suspicions but if China can handle it alone,it is OK;best of luck for China.However the same can not be said for Burma because it has no such ability like China to cope with even worse situation.

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I'm chinese, I like most of countries in the world. By now, no japan in my list. but it is not in my blacklist also. Even you don't like chinese, just as I don't like japanese. Please show a little sadness. okay?

I see what you are saying. Try not to contradict yourself though. I for one understand that part of China is in a bad way right now because of this large Earthquake. I think its amazing what the troops are doing and everyone else is doing to help.

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"Even you don't like chinese, just as I don't like japanese. But when you see the rasing toll of victims. Please show a little sadness. okay?"

Did you read the article? Do you see any Japanese or other foreigners here sayiung anything other than to support China in this time of crisis? Perhaps you ought to rethink why you "don't like Japanese" at a time like this.

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This article has some negative feedback about rescue operation. In my understanding, no emergency relief service will be 100% perfect. Some will complain as bad service. Some will compliment. Some had died. Some will survive. We are not living in the perfect world.

For me, I like both Japanese and Chinese. They are efficient and fast.

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Followings events such as this, there are few who would have words to properly describe how they honestly felt in seeing such situations unfold. Put yourself in the position of a Parent whose only Child, was at a School that had just collapsed, or whose Partner or Parents are unaccounted for. Can you really think of anything to say ? There just aren't any words.

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On the subject matter of going to China to help out. I would do so, without question, though once there, the practicalities of asking someone if they needde help in either Mandarin or even the local dialects of the effected areas are currently beyond me, so I would end up being more of a hinderance than any help. China has a huge resource that they've mobilised very quickly to address this very unstaged event, they don't need another person involved, and if they did - it would be for a particular skillset that they didn't have available at the time. I don't see anything wrong with the line of action they've taken towards offers of help that ("tclh")

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I would hope that I'm neither working nor living in one of the buildings that the local Architects falsified 'earthquake'-certifications for. Kobe's disaster should be a reminder for those with short memories. And in case you missed it the early warning system for earthquakes was a bit slow off the mark for the recent ones we experienced here... none of us live in a perfect world, nor can we honestly say that we are supreme or faultless compared to others.

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There's already reports that many Chinese have started criticising their govt for the way in which school buildings seem to have collapsed one right after another.

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I've seen some video feeds, very sad, especially for many children who were orphaned crying. The government has already sent out over 100,000 troops tp help, people have to understand that the area affected was quite large.

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