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China’s Been Helping The World Economy, Now It’s Time For The World’s Economy To Help China. Please.
April 21, 2013, 5:10 am
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By now, you will have likely heard about the tragic earthquake in Sichuan Province, China.

While China is a powerful and rich country, help is needed.

What help?

Well the authorities are still working that out but if it’s anything like the tragic situation in 2008, it’s less to do with sending clothes and food and more to do with getting medicines and items that can help ensure hygiene to the people … however the best places to learn what is needed and what you can do to help is either …

The Red Cross



… though scarily, as I write this, a few hours after the earthquake happened, there is nothing up on either website – though I know that will change very soon.

[Please note you may be better off contacting the International Red Cross rather than the China ‘branch’ as sadly they were previously implicated – though vehemently denied – in some shady practices. That said, they are already there helping, so hopefully their alleged issues of the past are just that … past]

Any help is good help, so please – however small, even if it’s just making sure people know about this situation – help.

Thank you.

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Good man Robert. As more details emerge, please let us know how we can help. I have also given your names to my colleagues in Beijing so that you may be able to coordinate some sort of unified response.

Comment by George

Thanks mate – got an email from them this morning.

We’re having a meeting with some people today to find out what is needed so we can focus our attention on that.

Comment by Rob

It’s being reported in the media here Rob. Not the top story, but it’s here. I hope all the help the people need comes quickly, they’ve suffered enough in their lifetime.

Comment by Pete

Anything I’d say would be in poor taste so I’ll settle with saying the poor bastards and I hope things get better quick.

Comment by Billy Whizz

When I say bad taste, everyone knows I mean it as bad taste at Rob, right? I’m not that much of a prick to say any shit at people in that sort of shit.

Comment by Billy Whizz

You just saved yourself there Billy. Just.

Comment by Rob

I hear there has been as many as 700 aftershocks. I will email you separately Robert to discuss what we may be able to do together. I hope your office has no one affected by the earthquake.

Comment by Lee Hill

Thanks mate. There’s lots of people already helping but I know the more the better … as long as it aids the situation rather than complicates it with things people don’t need. Speak later.

Comment by Rob

Good luck Rob! As I mentioned, we’ll be running a story ( on the impact of the earthquake on ad and medialand in China later today, and will take a look at how adland is trying to help. Please keep me updated.

Comment by Robin Hicks

Will do. Thanks mate.

Comment by Rob

Well put. It’s sad how little this seems to have been promoted in Western press, in favour of Boston.
I’m not saying that story doesn’t merit column inches, but this touched far more lives.

Comment by northern

That’s one of the biggest issues – the Boston bombers, while tragic and – to a certain extent – utterly bizarre, has dominated the worldwide media. Don’t get me wrong, it deserves to, but so does this.

Another issue is that because less people have been affected in this compared to 2008, some people think its less newsworthy. That is the World we have become. Utterly tragic. Thank god not everyone is like that, in fact it’s the majority, it’s just the people who decide “news importance” are the same people who seem to evaluate empathy by the potential to shift papers or drive ratings.

Comment by Rob

youre a decent fucker underneath it all arent you campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

A sad lack of coverage seen about this here. Good on you.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

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