$129,000 for Shanghai Stampede Victims Draws Debate Online

January 22, 2015 8:16 AM

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$129,000 for Shanghai Stampede Victims Draws Debate Online

This week, government officials announced compensation for victims of Shanghai’s deadly New Year’s Eve stampede. Now, signs of a public backlash have begun to emerge in China’s online public squares over the amount – and whether it should be paid at all.

The city’s government announced Wednesday it would compensate families of the 36 people killed in the stampede with 800,000 yuan ($128,850) each. Compensation for those injured in the disaster would be decided separately, it said.

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