Wednesday, July 23, 2008
There's a story in the July 24th New York Times about parents of children killed in collapsed schools being pressed by officials to sign a document in which they request aid, praise the care of the Party and government, and promise not to make trouble. The amount of money is not mentioned in the document, but is apparently about $8800 in cash and a "per-parent pension" (annual? for life?) of about $5600.
Click here for a copy of the document the parents are asked to sign; sorry I don't have time to offer a translation.