More Donations to Burma than China

While China has been displaying a level of unprecedented openness and concern for human rights, Burma is allowing her citizens to die of disease and neglect in the shadows. So why has Burma (which diverts aid to its military) been a bigger recipient of international aid than China? Historyguy has more:

HG’s WORLD: Update: A Tale of Two Countries

The contributions to date for Burma, $147,772,066 and China, $187,808,221 seem to be out of sync, with the amount pledged to Burma close to the amount pledged to China. Perhaps a reflection of the needs of a country further down the resource chain from China. The unsettling thing is the question of how much of that $147 million will go to line the pockets of the ruling junta members?

If you think about it for a bit, the answer won’t surprise you.