From AP. via Yahoo! News: “China ” which has recently taken a larger role in the politics of Southeast Asia ” seems strangely absent from the international response to the tsunami disaster.
To be sure, China has hardly been idle. It has promised $83 million in aid, and Chinese citizens have donated $18 million more. Premier Wen Jiabao attended last week’s relief summit in Indonesia, and China has sent supplies and a 14-member medical team to hard-hit Sri Lanka.”