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Macedonia Praises Quality of School Buses Donated By China

One of 23 Chinese-made school bus donated to Macedonia by China.

One of 23 Chinese-made school bus donated to Macedonia by China.

From NetEase:

Macedonian Prime Minister Praises Quality of School Buses Given by China

2011 November, news about China donating 23 school buses to Macedonia after frequent [domestic] school bus accidents attracted society’s attention. May 14th in Beijing, the Macedonian Prime Minister expressed that the quality of the school buses donated by China were very good and the school buses are currently being put to good use at schools in Macedonia. Macedonia has already purchased 202 buses produced in Zhengzhou, used to improve its country’s public transportation situation.

From NetEase:

China Donates School Buses to European Country Macedonia

[2011] November 25th, the ceremony for China Aiding Macedonia School Bus Project Handover Ceremony was held at the Macedonian seat of government. Chinese envoy to Macedonia Cui Zhiwei says China is a developing country and although it itself faces many challenges, it has always provided the aid it can provide to others. China has already successively provided Macedonia with school rebuilding, computer supplies, and other aid projects, as contributions to the development of Macedonia’s economic society.

Chinese ambassador Cui with Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister Arifi during the handover of 23 Chinese-made school buses to Macedonia.

Chinese government representative and envoy to Macedonia Cui Zhiwei formally handed over the donated school buses to Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister Teuta Arifi. Photo is of Cui Zhiwei (left) looking over the school buses.

A row of Chinese-made school buses donated to Macedonia by China.

A representative for the manufacturer of the donated buses, China Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Corporation, attended the ceremony and introduced the features of the school buses. Photo is of the Chinese donated buses.

Chinese ambassador Cui and Macedonia Deputy Prime Minister Arifi at a ceremony for the donation of 23 school buses from China to Macedonia.

Deputy Prime Minister Arifi expressed appreciation to China for the no cost aid, and expressed that it will henceforth cooperate closely with China and promote the further development of exchanges and cooperation in various areas. Photo is of Ambassador Cui and Deputy Prime Minister Arifi exchanging an official document for the gift of school buses.

Comments from NetEase:

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红海一粟 [网易广东省网友]:

Yep, they only dare to publish this kind of news in the middle of the night. [The article was published at 11:24pm on NetEase.]

dnzy333 [网易福建省厦门市网友]:

Can I use profanity?

网易阿根廷网友:

I thought I would become numb after going abroad, but hearing this kind of news, I still feel upset. [This commenter is posting from Argentina.]

跟帖局小刘 [网易湖南省岳阳市网友]:

Government leaders say they will once again gift 100 buses at nose cost…

zmhongzm0 [网易甘肃省网友]:

But of course. This is the result of our country’s comprehensive national strength. Not only are the quality of the school buses we have given you good, the agricultural products we export to Korean and Japan are also very good; The consumer goods exported to Europe and America are also very good, the railroads we build in Africa are also very good, and even the water we send to Hong Kong is very good. So jealous… [Alluding to the widespread belief that China gives everyone the best goods while reserving the worst for its own people.]

开往春天的手扶拖拉机 [网易辽宁省沈阳市网友]: (responding to above)

Ball-ache

全球冷笑话精选 [网易浙江省杭州市网友]:

Brother pats the head of certain people’s dogs and laughs without saying anything else~~

Jack590 [网易新疆乌鲁木齐市手机网友]:

Can I use profanity? If not, then I have nothing to say…

购头像宝贝请淘宝搜索ONEE [网易湖南省网友]:

Don’t know what to say!

网易北京市网友:

No matter how bad things are here, we can’t let Macedonian children suffer~

网易上海市奉贤区网友:

But of course, the standards for exported goods are simply better than those for domestic use, for face.

hedian199297 [网易北京市网友]:

No wonder China is so popular with foreigners.

customkey [网易广东省网友]:

The leaders are very happy hearing this.

网易山西省阳泉市网友:

Macedonian children are so blessed…

xiongyangwan [网易广东省深圳市网友]:

You need to know that when foreign companies come to China, foreign governments also have to provide aid to China. Just look at back when little Japan also provided a lot of aid to China. Now there are so many little Japanese companies making so much money in China. When you guys go to the bank to withdraw money, pay attention to what brand the ATM machine is. Then look at what brand all the cars on the street are.
This is like catching a chicken. If you don’t scatter some feed, how do you expect to catch the chicken?

网易河北省邢台市手机网友:

What’s exported always has better quality than what is provided to our country’s people, is this strange anymore?

宋扬159 [网易江苏省淮安市网友]:

China’s children sure have it tough! Macedonia, give us back our school buses!

网易福建省网友:

I believe it, what we export is always the good stuff.

What do you think? Should a country first solve its domestic problems first before providing aid to other countries?

Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

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