We’ve covered how China Red Cross, the government-run charity that never recovers from the Guo Meimei scandal in 2011, has been struggling to win back people’s trust, as well as donation money. We’ve also talked about how many Chinese now questioned the whole idea of donation because they thought that their government is rich enough to cover the cost of disaster relief, and that their donation may go to the pockets of corrupted officials. Well…now we have pictures to show just how real those sentiments are.
Below are pictures of two RMB notes donated to the recent earthquake in Sichuan…with handwritten text on them. The words on the green one (RMB 50 yuan) on the top read: “This is what I donated to Ya’an. Fuckhead, I dare you to graft this.” The words on the red one (RMB 100 yuan) on the bottom read: “This is what I donated to Ya’an. Whoever dares to graft this, your whole family will die.”
Below is an announcement made at a post office on Shuqian Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong province: “The postal service system has no Guo Meimei. All disaster relief donations are free of service charges.”