China Aid to Philippines

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A girl pauses while washing clothes amongst the debris in an area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan on November 12, 2013 in Leyte, Philippines.

China has promised $1.6million in aid to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan (this after receiving criticism for their initial pledge of only $200,000). Jane Perlez, chief diplomatic correspondent in the Beijing bureau of The New York Times, discusses the effort on the part of China and what it means about their role in the region and as a global superpower.

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