荷蘭國王威廉‧亞歷山大（Willem-Alexander）和馬克西瑪（Maxima）王后、荷蘭總理呂特（Mark Rutte）和副總理阿斯捨爾（Lodewijk Asscher）等，親自前往機場迎接遇難者遺體的抵達。
Dutch Mourn Flight MH17 Victims’ Bodies Arriving.
The first group of victims’ bodies from the crashed MH17
plane arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday.
There was a honoring reception from the Dutch government.
The King, Queen, and the Dutch prime minister
received the bodies.
Many Dutch residents mourned, churches in the nation rang
bells for five minutes.
Flags at all government buildings were lowered to half mast.
Mainland Chinese expressed their admiration at the Dutch
government’s show of respect for the victims’ lives.
Many compared it with the Chinese Communist Party’s
(CCP) contempt for human life.
The MH17 flight was shot down and crashed above
the border of Ukraine and Russia on July 17.
All 298 people on the plane died. 193 of the victims
are citizens of the Netherlands.
Two planes carrying 40 of the victims’ bodies arrived at
Eindhoven military airport in the Netherlands.
The Dutch government declared the day as
national mourning day.
King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, the Dutch prime
minister Mark Rutte, and vice-premier Lodewijk Asscher
received the transport planes at the airport.
Churches throughout the country rang bells at the moment
when the planes landed on the ground.
Music in all public places including stores and restaurants
Cars on the streets were hung with black ribbons and
stopped by the roadside.
Thousands of Dutch people in white clothes gathered
to mourn in the capital Amsterdam.
The receiving ceremony at the Dutch airport was broadcast
globally, attracting many Chinese netizens’ responses.
Many netizens compared it to the CCP’s contempt for
human life during disasters.
Some netizens say the first thing that Chinese government
does after an incident is to “maintain the stability".
They shut peoples’ mouths, delete online posts, and arrest
people. Its specialty is to rush away bodies of the victims.
Some netizens compared the Dutch ceremony with how the
Wenzhou train crash the same day 3 years ago was handled.
Netizens said that 3 years ago, the people
were buried at the scene.
3 years later by looking at other countries, they can
see how other nations give dignity to the departed.
Mainland internet author Jing Chu indicates that Netherlands
is a democratic country that gives respect to every individual.
It’s different from some authoritarian state
that disregard for human lives, he said.
Jing Chu, internet author in mainland China, “the contrast
between this incident and China’s is so big.
Many people discuss it on QQ [chatting tool]. After
comparison, we can only sigh that we were born in
a disastrous nation that doesn’t have human rights
and doesn’t give basic respects to our lives."
Xu Lin, netizen in Hunan Province of China, “every country
has accidents, but do other countries bury the car of the train
that had the collision? Do other countries have officials
leave the scene first during a fire disaster?
Do other countries refuse foreign rescue?
Do other countries send moldy food and winter quilts in
summer for disaster relief?
Do other countries hide death tolls in disasters, use forklifts
to carry victims’ bodies, force enterprises to donate money,
and block the news?"
Jing Chu said the CCP still blocks the news as the first
thing to do when there’s mine accidents, landslides, floods,
fires and other natural disasters, and when there’s dozens
or hundreds of deaths and people injured.
Jing Chu, “if such a disaster happened in CCP China, it
would delete related online information as much as possible
to block the information, and not let the people speak up. The
CCP is an extremely brutal, horrible, and evil autocracy.
It just wants ruling power, and wants people to surrender.
It’s impossible for it to respect lives."
Zhu Xinxin, former editor of Hebei People’s Radio Station,
indicates that the CCP often crushes people to death during
forced house demolitions, and rush to hide the bodies or
destroy bodies in all kind of incidents.
Zhu Xinxin, “I need to tell people the truth.
It’s impossible to have dignity and human rights
under the one party dictatorship.
Only by abolishing such a dictatorship, can people have
backbone, be invoved in the nation, and have human dignity."
Zhu indicates that only when the people in a country have
dignity, the government deserves dignity.
Otherwise, the government only gets scorned
by the world, and reviled by its people.
Interview & Edit/LiYun Post-Production/XiaoYan