7/12/2008

[转载]大陆缺乏透明度,台暂搁置大部分赈灾捐款

【路透社台北7月9日电】台湾行政院大陆委员会副主任委员、发言人刘德勋9日表示,由于担心中国方面对四川地震捐款的管理“缺少透明度”,台湾方面将暂不捐献10多亿新台币(约合3300万美元)的赈灾资金,正为这笔资金寻找“安全”的捐献渠道。

刘德勋在接受路透社记者专访时说,这笔资金是台湾政府在“5·12”四川大地震发生数日后开始募集的,一些捐款者反对将这笔资金直接交给中国方面。

他称,北京要求台湾通过一家总部设在大陆的慈善机构捐出这笔资金,但台方答复称,希望大陆方面列出诸如卫生、重建和幸存者心理救助等领域的具体项目。“我们不想直接把钱交给中国大陆,我们希望把它提供给具体的项目,希望对方能将情况向我们说清楚”。

刘德勋提到,一些捐款者担心,“大陆存在一些透明度问题”。

据悉,台湾民众在四川地震发生后共捐献了大约22亿新台币,陆委会将把捐款的三分之二以上暂时搁置。

来源:《参考消息》 2008-07-11
题:声称担心善款管理“缺少透明度”
台“暂时搁置”大部分赈灾捐款
http://ckxx.org.cn/other/other2008071118/

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报道原文:

Taiwan delays China quake aid over transparency

Wed Jul 9, 2008 6:49am EDT

TAIPEI, July 9 (Reuters) - Taiwan, one of the biggest aid donors to victims of the deadly China earthquake, is withholding more than T$1 billion ($33 million) amid fears of non-transparency, an official said on Wednesday.

Taiwan is seeking a secure channel for the money, which the government began collecting days after the May 12 Sichuan province quake that killed about 80,000 people, as some donors object to turning it over directly to China, said policy-making Mainland Affairs Council Vice-Chairman Johnnason Liu.

Beijing had asked Taiwan to send the money via a China-based charity, Liu said. But Taiwan wrote back asking China to list specific projects in areas such as sanitation, reconstruction and psychological help to survivors.

"We don't want to send it directly to mainland China, we want to give it to specific projects," Liu told Reuters. "We want the other side to give us a clear window."

Some individual donors fear that "the mainland has some transparency issues," he said.

His agency, which is putting up more than two thirds of the money in question, has not heard back from China.

China has claimed sovereignty over self-ruled Taiwan since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949, Beijing has vowed to bring the island back under its rule, by force if necessary.

But in May Taiwan quickly became a top donation source to demonstrate gratitude for help that it received from overseas after a major quake hit the island in September 1999.

Taiwan's public massed T$2.2 billion days after the China quake, local media said. By the end of May, the Chinese government said it had received or been promised more than 800 million yuan ($115.3 million) in cash and other donations from Taiwan business people, both in China and in Taiwan.

(Reporting by Ralph Jennings; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)

http://www.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUSTP85426._CH_.2400

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