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援交部 (yuán jiāo bù): Ministry of Foreign Assistance
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援交部 (Yuánjiāo Bù): Ministry of Foreign Assistance
  
This is the pejorative name for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Netizens complain about foreign-aid money that China sends to other countries, some of which are better off than China in terms of per capital GDP.
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''Remains of an overcrowded school minibus in Gansu Province. 18 children died in the November 2011 crash.'']]
  
For example, in November of 2011, China donated a number of school buses to Macedonia. The donation was a sensitive issue because of a series of much-discussed [http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/11/16/china-bus-crash.html bus] [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16154113 accidents] in China involving crowded, dangerous buses as well as trucks repurposed as buses.
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[[File:Bus1.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Buses donated to Macedonia in November 2011.'']]
  
Additionally, unpopular stances on international issues have earned China's Ministry of Foreign affairs this nickname. A very [http://club.china.com/data/thread/1011/2743/96/95/7_1.html conciliatory statement] by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman Hong Lei regarding Russia's capture of Chinese fishing boats resulted in websites decrying the stance of the Ministry of Foreign Assistance.  
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Pejorative name for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Netizens complain about foreign aid money that China sends to other countries, some of which are better off than China in terms of per capita GDP.
  
[[File:Bus1.jpg]]
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For example, in November of 2011, China donated a number of school buses to Macedonia not long after a series of [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/11/chinese-netizens-deride-school-bus-donation-to-macedonia-after-recent-fatal-crashes/ school bus accidents] involving crowded, dangerous buses, as well as trucks re-purposed as buses.
  
''Buses donated to Macedonia''
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also earned in this with unpopular stances on international issues. A conciliatory statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman Hong Lei regarding Russia’s capture of Chinese fishing boats in July 2012 resulted in websites decrying the stance of the Ministry of Foreign Assistance. On the Club China BBS forum, a People’s Daily report on the incident was given the title “Ministry of Foreign Assistance: “Russian Shelling of Chinese Fishing Boat an Isolated Incident” ([http://club.china.com/data/thread/1011/2743/96/95/7_1.html 援交部:俄炮击中国渔船是孤立事件]).
  
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[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
 
 
''Overcrowded minibus in Gansu with over 62 passengers at the time of the accident.''
 

Revision as of 22:54, 15 May 2013

援交部 (Yuánjiāo Bù): Ministry of Foreign Assistance

Remains of an overcrowded school minibus in Gansu Province. 18 children died in the November 2011 crash.
Buses donated to Macedonia in November 2011.

Pejorative name for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Netizens complain about foreign aid money that China sends to other countries, some of which are better off than China in terms of per capita GDP.

For example, in November of 2011, China donated a number of school buses to Macedonia not long after a series of school bus accidents involving crowded, dangerous buses, as well as trucks re-purposed as buses.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also earned in this with unpopular stances on international issues. A conciliatory statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman Hong Lei regarding Russia’s capture of Chinese fishing boats in July 2012 resulted in websites decrying the stance of the Ministry of Foreign Assistance. On the Club China BBS forum, a People’s Daily report on the incident was given the title “Ministry of Foreign Assistance: “Russian Shelling of Chinese Fishing Boat an Isolated Incident” (援交部:俄炮击中国渔船是孤立事件).