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Shame on you, He Keng and who are using counterfeit notes, expecially the dirty guys who used it in charity sale.
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Foreign embassy stunned to see counterfeit money in charity sale
2012-12-10 10:27:51 GMT2012-12-10 18:27:51(Beijing Time)

Consulates in Guangzhou held a charity sale yesterday to help the Chinese disabled children, collecting donations of 330,000 Yuan.

However, it was found that someone, taking advantage of foreign organ’s unfamiliarity with Chinese money, used counterfeit notes worth of 5,000 Yuan to buy the charity pledges and donated gifts.

The counterfeit currency, all 100 Yuan notes in consecutive numbers, was found in the final check at the city’s Disabled Federation. The South Korea Consulate General alone received eight hundred yuan of fake notes.

A reporter from Yangcheng Evening News said that she witnessed the dismay look from a Chile consular officer.

In response to the recent online hype about the counterfeit money collected in a charity sale organized by the foreign consulates, He Keng, the former head of the National Bureau of Statistics, and also the deputy director and commissioner of the Financial and Economic Committee of the National People's Congress, accuses the foreign consulates of trying to humiliate the Chinese people.

“I don’t think we’re in desperate need of that 330 thousand yuan,” He said:”shame on those who initiated the sale!”

But many netizens have already hit out at the former senior official. “Hard to imagine a person in such a high position has such a poor mental realm,” a netizen with the name Xiaolu said.

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Consulates in Guangzhou held a charity sale earlier this week to help disabled children in the province, raising 330,000 yuan in total. Yet it was found that someone, taking advantage of the consuls' unfamiliarity with Chinese currency, bought charity pledges and donated gifts using 5000 yuan of counterfeit money.
The counterfeit money came in newly printed 100 yuan notes with consecutive serial numbers, and was discovered when sent to the Disabled Federation for counting. Eight of the notes were received by the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade alone. A reporter from Yangcheng Evening News claimed to have witnessed the disappointed look of Chile's chief consul.
The news sparked an online war of words. While most netizens condemn the person bringing in the counterfeit money, He Keng, Vice Chairman of the NPC Financial and Economic Committee, blamed the organisers of the charity sale. He commented on his Weibo that, "It is OK for foreigners to give charity to Chinese people, but they should raise money in their own countries - Raising money in China has to be fake charity."
"Clearly the purpose of the foreign consulates in doing this is to embarrass China! You think China lacks that $330,000? After all that is Chinese people's money! In my opinion, shameless are really those who held the so-called charity sale!"
He's outrageous statements immediately went viral on Weibo and attracted criticisms from countless netizens. Many called him "shameless" and "narrow-minded".
With regard to He's allegations, the Belgian Consulate today responded through its official Weibo, saying "there is nothing shameful about holding a charity sale for the sake of helping people in need. It is the counterfeit $5000 that is a shame."
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Consulates’ charity fundraiser given fake bills
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     2012-December-11  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Han Ximin, Zhang Yang

    ximhan@126.com

    MANY microbloggers have expressed shame and disappointment over news that organizers of a Sunday charity sale in Guangzhou received 5,000 yuan (US$796) in fake bills.

    The charity event was organized by several foreign consulates in Guangzhou and raised 330,000 yuan for children with disabilities in China. But when organizers checked the cash at the city’s federation for disabled persons, 100-yuan bank notes worth 5,000 yuan were found to be fake.

    A Yangcheng Evening News reporter who announced the discovery on her blog said the Consulate General of South Korea in Guangzhou received eight of the fake 100-yuan bills.

    “Some people used fake bills to buy products at the sale for charity,” the reporter wrote.

    Some bloggers criticized a microblog comment by He Keng, former vice director general of the National Bureau of Statistics, who wrote that foreign consulates should raise such funds in their own countries.

    “A charity sale organized by foreign institutions in China isn’t a real charity. It is a fake charity,” He wrote, adding that “the consulates purposely put Chinese to shame.”

    One blogger said people should show gratitude and thank the organizers, regardless of who raised the money or how much was raised.

    “The consulates don’t have any obligation to raise funds. Even if they raised 30,000 yuan, we should thank them,” said the blogger, called Yunyunzhonsheng. “Those who buy products with fake bills should feel shame.”

    Harley Seyedin, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in South China, told Shenzhen Daily yesterday that the event was held not only to raise money, but also to increase public awareness of philanthropy.

    “[The use of fake bills] really hurts everybody involved in the process. It’s unfortunate when somebody takes advantage of [charity],” Seyedin said. “These people are not only just stealing from poor people but also hurting the process that intends to help people.”

    Bruno Bisson, consul general of the Consulate General of France in Guangzhou, also was familiar with the fund-raiser and said the counterfeit donors hurt people who really need the money.

    “It’s wrong for people to use fake money. People who use such money shouldn’t participate in the charity. It’s a matter of principle,” Bisson said. “It isn’t an issue of the amount. It shows these people don’t care about children in need. You have to care even just a little about your neighbors.”


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Former official expresses no regret on blaming foreign consulates
2012-12-11 02:50:44 GMT2012-12-11 10:50:44(Beijing Time)  SINA English
By Zhu Wenjia, Sina English

Guangdong’s first International Charity Sale was held in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province on Nov. 8, however, counterfeit notes worth of 4,900 Yuan were found in the final check of donations.

While many Internet users blamed the counterfeit money owners for “bringing shame on Chinese people”, He Keng, the former head of the National Bureau of Statistics, and also the deputy director and commissioner of the Financial and Economic Committee of the National People's Congress, posted on his Weibo account Sunday, one day after the charity sale, accusing the foreign consulates of trying to humiliate the Chinese people.

Consulate generals of 30 countries, including Poland, Canada and Greece, attended Guangdong’s first International Charity Sale held at the Guangzhou Grandview Plaza on Nov. 8 which lasted for nearly a whole day. Around 4 p.m., staff of Ping An Bank began to check the charity fund after all foreign consulates handed in the money, but were stunned to find the fake notes.

“These notes are all brand-new 100 notes in consecutive numbers.” one staff told the media, “and were found in charity fund collected from different booths.”

It was reported that the charity sale collected accounted 330,000 Yuan, however, out of which 4,900 Yuan was counterfeit money. According to the staff’s analysis, someone may take advantage of foreign organ’s unfamiliarity with Chinese money to do it intentionally.

This charity sale was co-hosted by Guangdong Government Foreign Affairs Office, Guangdong Disabled Federation and Guangdong Disabled Public Welfare Foundation, and the money collected will all be used for the renovation and teaching equipments of listening training classrooms of Guangdong rehabilitation center for handicapped children.

”What foreign consulates want is to humiliate the Chinese people.” He Keng, the former head of the National Bureau of Statistics, and also the deputy director and commissioner of the Financial and Economic Committee of the National People's Congress, posted on Tecent Weibo Dec. 9.

He wrote: “I don’t think we’re in desperate need of that 330 thousand Yuan, let alone the money is actually owned by the Chinese. Really shame on those who initiated the charity sale”

Yesterday He Keng posted another message on Weibo, saying that reporters from several media, including CCTV, phoned him, raising questions about the case.

“There are mainly four questions raised by them, which here I will give the direct answers----

1. Q: What is the intention of your finger pointing at the foreign consulates?

A: I cannot bear some foreigners who intend to tarnish the image of the Chinese.

2. Q: Many people criticized you. Do you regret?

A: No. Thanks to these people, otherwise, I can only see one side.

3. Q: Are you angry with those who lash out at you?

A: Not at all. If the criticism is reasonable, I will introspect; if it is only curse, I’ve already got used to it.

4. Q: What else would you like to tell netizens?

A: I have the right to speak out my mind.”

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