Netizens Scoff at Boston Bombing Victim Payout

The South China Morning Post reports that the family of the Chinese student killed in the Boston Marathon bombing will receive US$2.2 million as part of the approximately US$64 million in compensation distributed by a fund established after the April 15 attack:

The size of the compensation payments drew a flood of sarcastic comments from internet users on the mainland, where compensation is usually far less.

“I finally know why so many people like to run to America: because it is better to die there,” one commenter wrote. Another said: “The American capitalists are making the Chinese lose face.”

By comparison, the families of children in a knife attack in Henan elementary school in December received about 300,000 yuan (HK$380,000).

Five years after the massive earthquake in Wenchuan , Sichuan , the parents of children who died when shoddily built schools collapsed are still seeking compensation. [Source]