又 一年即将过去。这一年对整个全球的公民、政治家和统治者来说均是颇具挑战性的一年。许多地球上的公民仍然生活在惊人的贫困之中，其他的公民则生活在严重的 弱势的社会环境之中。在中东、非洲、乌克兰等地战火仍然在疯狂地燃烧，造成无数难民和许多家庭的社会灾难。埃博拉瘟疫和其他疾病在非洲和世界各地仍然令人 惶恐不安。
历 史告诉我们思想和宗教冲突通过战争和暴力对抗是决不能解决的，而是应通过更好的对话、交流、双方尊重和理解，经济帮助，教育措施和外交途径，以理解决。我 们都是人，有家庭和朋友需要照顾。世界乃一国，万众皆其民。通过更好的对话、交流、互相尊重和谅解，经济帮助、教育措施和对当事人的一点友谊关爱是没有不
因此，美国和古巴恢复外交关系是令人鼓舞的。祝贺巴拉克 奥巴马总统和劳尔 卡斯特罗总统。思想意识方面的冲突导致这两个邻国为敌多年。就像美国和苏联、中国以及许多其它国家之间在过去出现的情况一样。历史证明：战争、冲突、孤立和禁运只能作为协商中讨价还价的武器，而非长期的解决办法。如果长期采用这些措施只能使事情变糟，人民受痛苦。
在世界政策决策者之间，特别是联合国的主要大国之间急需进行合宜有效的对话、必须灵活协商和交流。为了解决冲突, 在给予或获得方面,必须有所折中，并采用保留面子的做法。由于个人愚蠢的评论、不喜爱、和没有适当的审核, �O督和制衡的绝对�K无控制的权力下, 均能易于挑起战争。
Another year is coming to an end. It has been a very challenging year worldwide for our global citizens, politicians and rulers.
Many global citizens still living in amazing poverty and other in severe disadvantaged social circumstances. Wars in Middle East , Africa , Ukraine etc, are still burning wildly, creating millions of
refugees and social disasters for many families. Ebola epidemic and other diseases are still haunting the people in Africa and around the world.
However I am hopeful with globalisation, internet exchanges of information and a more effective United Nations, we can all made acutely aware of our shortcomings and various serious mistakes made by
our rulers and politicians. We hope better solutions will come by to solve many of our humanity problems if we all work together with love for humanity.
United Nations and various major political powers must work together in a better check and balance system, to tackle these immediate humanity problems we are still facing.
History shows us that ideological and religious conflicts can never be resolved by wars and violent confrontations.
It has to be resolved with conviction through better dialogue, communication, mutual respect and understanding, economy assistance and education measures, and diplomatic solution. We are all human
and we all have families and friends to take care of. The world is but one nation and its citizens one people.There is nothing that we cannot resolve through better dialogue, communication, mutual
respect and understanding, economic assistance and education measures and bit of fraternity love for everyone involved. I hope all the leaders like presidents Xi, Obama, Putin, Modi, Merkel,
Hollande, Widodo, Ma Yingjeau, Park and Kim etc, and Prime Ministers like Cameron, Abe, Abbott, Netanyahu. Najib and Lee etc, can all learn from our human historical lessons and make the world a
better place for all global citizens by their action and policies in the coming years.
It is therefore heartening to see the restoration of diplomatic relationship between USA and Cuba. Congratulations to Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro. The ideological conflict confines these
neighbours to enemy for so many years as have had happened between USA, USSR, CHINA and many other countries in the past. Historical evidence has shown that wars, confrontation, isolation and
embargo, may only be bargaining tools for negotiation but not a long term solution. If prolonged, these measures will only make thing worse as people suffer.
There is urgent need to conduct proper and effective dialogue, negotiation and communication between policy makers of the world in particular the leading powers of United Nations. To resolve
conflicts, one has to be flexible, give and take with some compromises and face saving measures. A war can be started easily by some crazy personal remark and dislike and uncontrolled power which has
no proper check and balance.
In this supposed to be a civilised 21st Century, it is a shame for all of us as human beings and global citizens, to see so much man-made disasters, still being created by ourselves. This is my
challenge to all our rulers, politicians and all walks of community leaders, to think of some practical solutions, to make this world a better place for our friends and families, our children and
May I take this opportunity to wish everyone:
A very Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy, peaceful, joyful 2015.
Dr Ka Sing Chua
21 DECEMBER 2014
The world is but one nation and the earth /planet is but one country. It belongs to all of us. We have a duty to look after it and pass it on to our future
generation in good shape.
It is the responsibility of all of us, not just few of us.
Dr Ka Sing Chua
World Huaren Federation
Why I support 80-20 and why you should, too!
Alice S. Huang
"After living in this country for more than 90% of my life, I am still asked questions like, where are you from? and receive comments on how good my English is! Caucasian minority
immigrants in the U.S., once they lose their accents, can pass as White Americans; but we Asian American immigrants will not be able to easily blend into this country's majority population. Despite
our educational attainments and earnings, both of which are higher than the average American's, we stand out and can easily become targets of racial harassment or discrimination. To avoid this we
need to whole-heartedly participate and contribute in every aspect of American society to the extent that we become indispensable and gain enough influence and power in the economic, military, and
political realms to protect ourselves.
This is because racial bias, and worse prejudice, is alive and well in the United States. On top of that the populace is prone to hysteria and fear of those who appear to be different. U.S. history
is full of examples of racial laws passed by Congress to prevent Blacks, Chinese, or Mexicans from exercising their full civil rights. The internment of Japanese during the Second World War and their
loss of homes and property stand out as examples of what can happen due to mass hysteria. Despite the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1968 and declaration of the unconstitutionality of the
Anti-Miscegenation laws in 1967, these rights are not always fully enforced. More recently, after 9/11, besides the continued debates in the U.S. about limiting immigration, there were even questions
concerning the rights of naturalized citizens and whether they could be jailed or deported without trial.
As Asian Americans most of us are still focused on our individual families and remain comfortable in the protective social niches that are isolated from mainstream America. Look around us. We cannot
ignore that: (1) our children, who volunteered to join the armed forces to fight for the U.S., are often harassed to the extent that they have resorted to suicide as the only way to escape their
tormentors; (2) our children's racial profile rather than their capabilities determines their entrance into the college of their choice; (3) we are too slowly entering the power structure of
professions compared with those of us who fully qualify due to our training and capabilities; and (4) increasingly there is open resentment of recent wealthy Chinese immigrants who purchase desirable
real estate or have the poor taste to build "McMansions".
Although we all hope that our and our progeny's contributions will be gradually recognized and rewarded, we cannot totally ignore the possibility of a sudden reversal of fortune for Asian Americans.
Such a reversal could easily happen if the relationship between the governments of the United States and any one of the Asian countries increase in animosity or distrust leading to open warfare. As a
group we should accept that self-promotion is an acceptable behavior in successful democracies. That is where 80-20 becomes so important. Unlike other Asian American associations and societies,
it is not focused on just educational and cultural exchange. It promotes Asian Americans through political action as its primary goal and secondarily to prevent the stereotyping and denigration of
Asian Americans through tasteless venues such as entertainment and in a variety of other circumstances.
Why is 80-20 trying so hard to raise financial support? Only with a strong and sustained financial base will we be able to attract a professional staff dedicated to educate and involve Asian
Americans of all ages in the democratic political process and provide the tools for self-interested activism. We need to forge a strong coalition with other Asian American organizations so that by
strength in numbers we can increase our political influence. Staff is needed to engage in wide surveillance of activities that prevent the advancement of Asian Americans, make these activities known,
and solicit and coordinate appropriate action to counter these activities. This is the right time for 80-20 to succeed, and if does not, it will be because we are still too provincial to see
the opportunity we have to provide future security for ourselves and our children.
For all the above reasons, I have directed my main philanthropic efforts recently to 80-20, hoping that a strong financial base in its educational arm will bring together more like-minded Asian
Americans who are fully aware of racial history and the unpredictable nature of human society. Gradually, through political and civic education, my hope is that 80-20 as a political action committee
will be able to gain strength and influence to fight for justice and fairness for ALL Asian Americans and at the same time educate a cadre of Asian American leaders who will dedicate themselves to
being selfless public servants and exemplars of what we can offer to this country.
Why does 80-20 need to raise money? Beside what have been mentioned above.
it also needs to forge a strong and lasting coalition with other Asian American organizations. Join us and help us to accomplish all this by donating as generously as you can." (The End)
发布时间： 2014-10-03 18:27:29 作者：蔡家声 来源：大洋时报 浏览次数：258 评论：
PM Lee answers questions on Hong Kong protests
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong replies to a question during the Question-and-Answer session moderated by Professor Tommy Koh, after speaking on Singapore in Transition – The Next Phase, at the
NUSS 60th Anniversary Lecture held in the University Cultural Centre, Oct 3, 2014. Photo: Ooi Boon Keong
UPDATED: 11:48 PM, OCTOBER 3, 2014
Hong Kong is in a very unique and delicate position. It’s not a sovereign country. It’s one country, two systems. It’s never had elections all the years when
the British ran it as a colony. When the British term ended, the arrangement with the Chinese was one country, two systems and some limited form of democracy in Hong Kong, gradually extending to
direct universal suffrage ... So the governing law is Basic Law, the sovereignty is China and the geopolitical reality is that Hong Kong is now part of China. China wants Hong Kong to succeed and
do well, and is prepared to go very far to help Hong Kong to succeed and do well but they don’t want Hong Kong to become a problem for them on the other side of the Shenzhen river in China.
So the Hong Kong people have to make one country two systems work. They, as well as the central government in Beijing, have to do that jointly. It’s a delicate business where exactly does one country
end and two systems begin. ... There’s always grey areas for interpretation. There will be issues which will have to come up from time to time, such as exactly how are you going to elect the chief
executive. And these have to be resolved by Hong Kong and China but in a way which is in the interests of Hong Kong and which doesn’t hurt the interests of China and which is in accordance with the
law and the Basic Law. ...
These are peaceful demonstrations that’s good. They’re not in Tiananmen, they are not in Zhongnanhai so that lowers the temperature but even then it’s a difficult situation for the Chief Executive
and his team to manage and I’m quite sure there’s a large team on the Chinese side in Beijing watching this very very carefully. As long as it’s student demonstrators, and you are talking about Hong
Kong matters ... Hong Kongers looking after Hong Kong. These are things which best of all Hong Kong can sort out for itself. But if other groups get involved and use this as a way to pressure China
or to change China or, I read in the newspapers, that former activists from Tiananmen in 1989 have come to help the students. I don’t think they need such help. Or the students who were doing the
Sunflower movement in Taipei also coming to compare notes — so teach you how to occupy something. I don’t think such help is in anyway helpful. I think that will only make things much more
But I wish them well. I was just there two weeks ago. They were concerned about this. But if you don’t move forward with the chief executive election rules then the status quo remains. It’s workable
after a fashion but you have to ask yourself whether that’s the best outcome for Hong Kong.
Li Ka-shing, the successful business man of Hong Kong, wrote this article really well. Send this to all Chinese all over the world, including the protestors in Hong Kong and also to
Editors of Newspapers/Media around the world!
The following article, which is written by Li Ka-shing, describes the current situation in Hong Kong really well. Li Ka-shing says:
“No matter what the mistakes the Communist Party of China have committed, no matter how much the Communist Party appeared to be corrupted, as a Chinese Communist Party's citizen, we should not
make life difficult for the people for whatever reason. We must remember the ruling of China by the Communist Party is a history and is by choice.
At least for a long time till now, there is not a single party, whether from the prestige or ability standpoint that could govern our country and could have any power to replace the current
Communist party. Furthermore, not to mention, the country led by Xi Jinping, the new central team, does give us hope and also lets us felt the positive energy.
A political party like a man, he might make a mistake, it could correct the error; he might get sick, he could recover. If we leave the Communist Party, China will be in chaos! If
China is in a mess, we the people will suffer.
Recently many extreme articles appeared in the Internet, the goal is not to denounce the corrupt forces within the party, but the total negation of the Communist Party. The articles, ignored
China's great achievements since the reform, yet targeted various Communist Party errors with coherent, detailed data & language subtlety and even the styles are similar, highly provocative and
demagogic. Unlike the ordinary people to vent their discontent spontaneously, these articles are more like an organized and premeditated campaign. One cannot help but suspect what the
political motives behind and with what the international background.
As we all know, China's rise has caused some international forces fear, the United States and Japan and some other countries are a deliberate attempt to suppress and block China to excel and
progress. Their actual purpose is not to implement what is more universal advanced concepts, rather they consider only the interests of other countries. They make various plans, they
contribute money and effort to cultivate the anti-communist hostile forces. Their only one real purpose, is to mess with China, separate China, so China's development will be in stagnation or
retrogression, then later become their vassals. These tactics could allow them to dominate the world continuously.
Look at Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and Egypt, they are the masterpiece of the United States act. These countries are messed up by the United States, so what their people get at the
end? For the pro-American forces, do they really get the benefit?
My fellow citizens, open your eyes, look, do not easily be brainwashed, it should not follow the excitement, followed by booing, felt pride while being exploited. We are Chinese, we could not
see a disaster in this country. If we have the opportunity to contribute to the country, we should try. If we could not afford to contribute to the country, then we at least try not to cause
trouble to it, isn’t it true? If you mess up the country, we are in big trouble. For now, we can do at least, is do not say and do not spread any negative or irresponsible news that are
not conducive to the stability in the country!” - Li Ka-shing.
Ladies and gentlemen, after reading this article, please try to pass it on.
WE DID IT!! Largest. Climate. March. In History.
Our Most Powerful Petition Target Ever
2014 Nobel Week Highlights
It's time to share China's side of the story
Is America Ready for China as an 'Equal Brother?'
Now is the time to act on climate change
Chinatownology: Moon cake and mongols
UN declares China to be 2014 Best Country in the World
While we congratulate China's achievement, China Government must not be too complacent as there are still a lot of work to be done for her disadvantaged citizens.
Dr Ka Sing Chua
Japanese W11 Atrocity is still fresh in our mind. Less we forget.
The current Japanese Prime Minister Abe is not "an exemplary International Citizen" no matter how much Tony Abbott wishes to curry favour with him. He should at least take note of what Malcolm
Fraser, Bob Hawke and John Howard's opinion. He should go back to learn the history of Japanese's atrocity during W11 including treatments received by Australian POW in Sandakan etc.
Tony Abbott should also join international friends of Japan including many Japanese citizens, telling Abe to follow the real " exemplary international citizen" i.e. German President
HE Angela Merkel.
Japan should return the "disputed islands Senkaku or Diaoyu islands" back to China as promised after their surrender in 1945 and pay lots of compensation to China and other affected countries. Then
the current conflict will be resolved immediately. The American President Obama should advice Japan to do likewise. We do not need an arm race in the Asia Pacific region. We certainly do not need a
war to resolve the current conflict which is being blown out of proportion by Abe.
Dr Ka Sing Chua
In response to the following debates.
The Truth - Documentary on DiaoYu Islands by Chris Nebe .
Why Australia is choosing old enemy Japan over China
Access Asialink July 2014 - Don't take China for granted says Ambassador, insights on agribusiness and events in your
Yesterday, after more than 50 years, we began to change America's relationship with the people of Cuba.
We are recognizing the struggle and sacrifice of the Cuban people, both in the U.S. and in Cuba, and ending an outdated approach that has failed to advance U.S. interests for decades. In doing so, we
will begin to normalize relations between our two countries.
I was born in 1961, just over two years after Fidel Castro took power in Cuba, and just as the U.S. severed diplomatic relations with that country.
Our complicated relationship with this nation played out over the course of my lifetime -- against the backdrop of the Cold War, with our steadfast opposition to communism in the foreground. Year
after year, an ideological and economic barrier hardened between us.
That previous approach failed to promote change, and it's failed to empower or engage the Cuban people. It's time to cut loose the shackles of the past and reach for a new and better future with this
I want you to know
exactly what our new approach will mean.
First, I have instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to immediately begin discussions with Cuba to re-establish diplomatic relations that have been severed since 1961. Going
forward, we will re-establish an embassy in Havana, and high-ranking officials will once again visit Cuba.
Second, I have also instructed Secretary Kerry to review Cuba's designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism -- a review guided by the facts and the law. At a time when we are focused
on threats from ISIL and al Qaeda, a nation that meets our conditions and renounces terrorism should not face such a sanction.
Third, we'll take steps to increase travel, commerce, and the flow of information to -- and from -- Cuba. These steps will make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba. They will
make it easier for Americans to conduct authorized trade with Cuba, including exports of food, medicine, and medical products to Cuba. And they will facilitate increased telecommunications
connections between our two countries: American businesses will be able to sell goods that enable Cubans to communicate with the United States and other countries.
Learn more about
the steps we're taking to change our policy.
These changes don't constitute a reward or a concession to Cuba. We are making them because it will spur change among the people of Cuba, and that is our main objective.
Change is hard -- especially so when we carry the heavy weight of history on our shoulders.
Our country is cutting that burden loose to reach for a better future.
President Barack Obama
President of 80-20, U.S.A.
WANT TO HELP STRIKE A BLOW to create the “deterrent
effect” that will prevent future derogatory depictions of people of
UNITE! Demand that FOX TV FIRE this talking head who on a
public broadcast said:
"The Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national
security of the U.S.,” a talking head on FOX TV said on
7/10. "They have been, they will be and they can
wait, they're very patient. Do you know what we just
did? As usual, we bring them over here and we teach a
bunch of Chinamen -- er, Chinese people -- how to do
computers and then they go back to China and hack
to hear the racist xenophobic statement, expressed with
such hateful body language and hand gestures. He seems bent on
inciting a race war against Chinese. He had damaged grievously
the psychological, physical and career welfare of Chinese-Ams.
For such a serious offense, an apology is NOT enough.
He must be FIRED.
Clipper's owner Donald Sterling was banned from NBA for life and
forced to sell the team for his racial slur against black in a private
conversation. This talking head called ALL people of Chinese
descent “the single biggest threat to the national security of the US”
and used a “C word” in a public broadcast!
America came down hard on Sterling, as it should. Why is my
country so silent on this talking head, Fox TV and Mr. Murdock??
80-20 shall never quit in this demand. We want this to be
the LAST such statements in major TV channels — establishing
a “deterrent effect”. Otherwise, frequent statements against
people of Chinese descent will occur. Our nation could become
so psychologically conditioned to implicitly and explicitly act
AGAINST the rightful interests of Chinese- and Asian-Americans.
We have a huge amount of tools ready to call this to Fox’s
attention. See Footnote 1.
For now, however, we’ll try REASONING. Please send email to
Roger Ailes, Pres. of Fox News Channel
email@example.com and Comments@foxnews.com .
Use your own words or state:
“Subject: Fire Beckel or I’ll boycott Fox
Fire Bob Beckel for the sake of ethnic harmony,
world peace and your own reputation. I'll NEVER
abandon this demand. If you do fire Beckel, I'll
remember and respect you for it. If you don’t,
I’ll help create a boycott of products of Fox
advertizers by Chinese people worldwide.
name, city and sate”
Do it now! This may not work. So start organizing your own
community and friends and get ready for a big and long battle.
A Strong Press Release
(7/22/2014) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact person: S. B. Woo 302-366-0259
Subject: Why the U.S. Media Treats Sterling & Beckel so Differently?
80-20 PAC, by far the largest Asian Am. political action committee, announced
today that it shall unite with all organizations, elected officials and individuals to
help achieve the goal of getting Robert Beckel fired by Fox. Beckel stated on
Fox TV “The Five” on 7/10/2014:
“The Chinese are the single biggest threat to the national
security of the U.S.,” and used a “C word”.
Click here to hear his racist, xenophobic statement, expressed with such hateful
body language and hand gestures. He seems bent on inciting a race war against
the Chinese people.
Just several months ago, ABC reviewed a taped Jimmy Kimmel segment during
which a kid blurted out “kill all Chinese” and let it air? Will ABC do the same, if
the word “Chinese” was replaced by Blacks or Jews? Now Beckel, as a news
analyst, publicly stated the above.
The Chinese American community is determined to stop such statements against
us, once and for all. Otherwise, we’ll be like the Jews in Nazi Germany who
eventually faced a very hostile home community.
S. B. Woo, 80-20 President & former Lt. Governor of Delaware says, “We are fully
aware that the U.S. is not Nazi Germany. On the other hand, if such statements
can come against us again and again without severe repercussions to the
offender, then the Chinese- and perhaps East-Asian-Americans will suffer
psychologically, physically and career wise.”
Clipper's owner Donald Sterling was banned from NBA for life and forced to sell
the team for his racial slur against blacks in a private conversation.
In comparison, Beckel called all people of Chinese descent “the single biggest
threat to the national security of the US” and used a “C word” in a public
broadcast! ” Why is our media so quiet on Beckel?” Woo asks. “Where are the
Asian Am. journalists, for heaven’s sake?” [meaning those who work in the mainstream
media. Added by SB Woo]
People of Chinese descent worldwide are watching how fair the media in U.S.A. is.
Is the U. S. media using double standard for different races? (The end)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
How 80-20’s Call to Action & Press Release made a Difference!
The community has really responded. Thanks to them, the following has occurred
1) The MSN poll on whether Bob Beckel should resign was losing by a 30% to 40% 2
nights ago. This morning it is leading by 59% to 26%.
Click on http://specials.msn.com/more-polls.aspx
2) After the press release, CNN got in touch with S. B. Woo.
3) Chinese American residing in China have already gotten in touch with S.B.
They are also reaching out to Chinese-Ams in Hong Kong and Macau. All
of you can help reach people of Chinese descent internationally.
Help make this ugly anti-Chinese broadcast known INTERNATIONALLY.
What else YOU
A) Continue to send email to Roger Ailes, Pres. of Fox News via firstname.lastname@example.org
and Comments@foxnews.com . Use your own words or state:
“Subject: Fire Beckel or I’ll boycott Fox
Fire Bob Beckel for the sake of ethnic harmony,
world peace and your own reputation. If you do,
I’ll remember and respect you for it. If you don’t,
I’ll stop watching FOX & choose CNN instead.
name, city, sate & TITLE.”
B) An CivilRights Wechat Group has set up petition site: http://www.weidb.com/ptbecke
Please go sign up.
C) THANK all the orgs. and individuals who have responded to 80-20 Initiative’s call
to together protect the life and liberty of Chinese Americans.
S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am. Educational Foundation, Inc.
FORWARD this e-newsletter and use social media please.
Introducing S.B WOO President of 80-20 , U.S.A.
by Dr Ka Sing Chua
President of World Huaren Federation
Delaware. He was born in Shanghai, China, and came to the
United States from Hong Kong at the age of 18.
He is the president of The 80-20 Educational Foundation (EF), a
501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on winning equal
opportunity in the workplace and equal justice for ALL Asian
Pacific Americans. 80-20 EF's first step in fulfilling this mission is
to create a community-wide awareness of pervasive workplace
discrimination against Asian Americans, thereby hoping to induce
an awareness and will to take action. 80-20 EF is also educating the
community on the importance of group political clout.
He was also the founding president of The 80-20 PAC, Inc. from 2002
to 2006 that works on organizing Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) into
a swing bloc vote in presidential elections, thereby inducing both
major political parties to compete serving the rightful interests of the
His past experiences include being the Founding President of the
Faculty Bargaining Unit at the University of Delaware, its Chief
Spokesman and Chief Negotiator; a Trustee of the University of
Delaware; an Institute Fellow at the Institute of Politics, the
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and serving
as the National President of the Organization of Chinese
His bio can be found in The Congressional Record of 2/5/2007. He is
also listed in Who's Who in America. A life-sized picture of him is
displayed in Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in
Washington D.C.. In 2000, aMagazine ranked him the 6th of the 25
Most Influential Asian Americans.
He received his B.S., summa cum laude, in Mathematics and
Physics from Georgetown College in Kentucky and his Ph.D. in
Physics from Washington University in St. Louis in 1964.
To send an unmistakable signal of personal devotion - that his
mission in working to champion equality for all Asian Americans
through 80-20 has no personal gain or interest whatsoever - S. B. has
pledged never to run for a political office or accept a federal government
appointment for the rest of his life.
China presents an olive leaf to USA
BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States need to "plant more flowers, not thorns" in their relationship and Washington needs to have a more objective view about China, state media on Thursday quoted President Xi Jinping as saying ahead of a key meeting.
Xi, speaking to former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson ahead of next week's China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue, said he hoped both countries could use such gatherings to keep "injecting
positive energy" into the relationship.
"The two sides should expand common interests, deepen cooperation, plant more flowers, not thorns, clear the interference and avoid suspicion and confrontation," Xi was quoted as saying by the
official China Daily.
China would stick to the path of peaceful development and shoulder its international duties, Xi added.
"We hope the U.S. will objectively view China's basic national conditions as well as its domestic and foreign policies," he said.
China and the United States, as the world's two largest economies, have close trade and business ties and work together on important international issues like North Korea.
But they also have deep differences, over everything from human rights to the value of the Chinese currency.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, who will attend the Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing, said on Tuesday the yuan's value was a "very big issue" for the
United States and that the currency needed to appreciate more.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is also attending, and will likely have to address Chinese concerns over what Beijing views as Washington's support for Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines over
their territorial disputes with China.
China's increasingly assertive tone in the disputed East and South China Seas, as well as its rising military expenditure, have rattled nerves in the region and in Washington.
(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Nick Macfie)
Dear Sir / Madam,
The Dragon Foundation is pleased to announce the Dragon 100 (龍匯100) 2014. It will take place from 11-18 October 2014 in Hong Kong and Taiwan, focusing on the theme of “Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation”. We would like to invite you to nominate
participants who are outstanding potential Chinese leaders aged 18-35 with demonstrated leadership skills, an excellent academic record, talent in non-academic areas and a commitment to serve the
community. The closing date for nominations is 31 July 2014.
The annual Dragon 100 Young Chinese Leaders Forum was initiated by the Dragon Foundation in 2002. Since then it has brought together 100 youth leaders of Chinese origin from around the world every
year. Intended as a platform for sharing views and generating synergy, it provides stimulus for innovation, enthusiasm and commitment.
Entrepreneurship is all about innovation and creativity, which are major characteristics of young people. It is also a way to generate and promote economic growth. Thus entrepreneurship can
be considered both a way of thought and of behaviour, in that it not only requires imagination and passion, but also specific traditional functions such as marketing and finance. The Dragon 100 –
2014 Programme serves as a platform for young entrepreneurs, both established, as well as the up-and-coming, to sit down and openly discuss the challenges and opportunities that face those seeking
this particular pathway.
Programme factsheet and nomination form are enclosed, should you have further queries or require any more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat of The Dragon Foundation,
by telephone: (852) 2811-2779, by fax: (852) 2811-2669 or by e-mail: email@example.com Further information may also be obtained at our website www.dragonfoundation.net
We look forward to hearing from you in due course.
The Dragon Foundation
Tel : (852) 2811 2779
Dragon 100 - 2014 (Factsheet)
Dragon 100 Application Guidelines_2014
Dragon Foundation Leaflet (May 2014)
Nomination form_ Dragon 100 2014 [LOCKED]
Dear G7 Leaders,
It is Japan, causing tensions in the “East and South China Sea," when it nationalized those Diaoyu Islands in 2012 and by failing to follow those Cairo and Potsdam Declarations, no more, no
New Cross-strait Alliance.
G7 stops short of endorsing Japan's anti-China rhetoric
|Updated: 2014-06-05 14:41
BRUSSELS/BEIJING - Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations fell short of endorsing Japan's anti-China rhetoric at a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday
"We are deeply concerned by tensions in the East and South China Sea," the leaders from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States said in a communique issued at the end
of the first day of their talks in Brussels.
"We oppose any unilateral attempt by any party to assert its territorial or maritime claims through the use of intimidation, coercion or force," the G7 leaders said, without specifying any
Japan had reportedly pushed the G7 to single out China for the rising tensions in the East and South China Sea, hoping to apply international pressure on China in its territorial disputes with
Beijing over the Diaoyu Islands.
In an earlier response to Tokyo's futile attempt, the Chinese foreign ministry reaffirmed the country's determination to protect its sovereignty and legitimate rights.
"China is firm and resolute in safeguarding the sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the East China Sea and the South China Sea as well as national security," Foreign Ministry
spokesman Hong Lei told reporters on Tuesday.
"I want to point out that on the East China Sea issue, it is not China but Japan who changes the status quo. It is Japan who snatched the Diaoyu Islands away from China by force over 100 years
ago. It is also Japan who attempted to unilaterally 'nationalize' the Diaoyu Islands by violating the UN Charter, the Cairo Declaration, the Potsdam Declaration and other international laws," he
"Therefore it is Japan who should clean up its acts and correct its mistakes," the spokesman said.
"Meanwhile, we always hold the point that disputes should be managed and settled through dialogue and negotiation. We advise the Japanese side not to stir up troubles nor mislead the public
opinion on international occasions."
The two-day summit hosted by the European Union (EU) focuses on Ukraine situation, ties with Russia, global economy and energy security, according to preliminary agenda unveiled by the EU.
Originally, a G8 summit was scheduled to take place in Sochi, Russia in early June under Russian presidency. At their meeting in The Hague, the Netherlands on
March 24, the G7 leaders decided to meet in Brussels in June in the G7 format instead to protest the accession of Ukraine's
Crimea region into Russia.
3 June 2014
The Shangri La Dialogue showed that US ganged up with Japan by ignoring the historical facts. Why US and other Western countries which fought the Nazi Germany so fiercely, conveniently trying
to ignore what Nazi Japan have done to China, US and Asia during the World War 2. Japan has agreed to return all the lands they conquered from China, back to China and US supposed to be the referee
to see to that. The US has now conveniently buried this part of the historical fact and ganged up with Japan and condones Japan to re-militarise to the detriment of a peaceful Asia and the
world. I believe China has a strong case to argue through International Court of Justice. Those territories in dispute are in fact belongs to China historically and legitimately. I hope China
will hire reputable international lawyers to fight for their case just like the Jews and start a whole ranges of compensation claims of war damages conducted by Nazi Japan during the second World
In response to the following emails.
Dr Ka Sing Chua
Dear President Obama,
I totally agree with Alice but also like your comment, please?
I would add that Japan and other countries who ignore those Declarations below must be Uncle Sam’s slaves.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
New Cross-strait Alliance.
The US has given away its credibility in defending human rights when it keeps depriving the rights of Chinese people in defending their rightful lands including off-shore islands. Even a kid
could figure out its ill and malicious intent.
The US President and Cabinet/Congressmen/Senate must stop burying their heads in the sand like ostriches; they should act as real men answerable and accountable to their conscience and the
almighty God in upholding truth, justice, honesty and righteousness. If they fail to do that, they should henceforth back off and utter no word on the world political arena to make fools of
Cairo Declaration - Text
The several military missions have agreed upon future military operations against Japan. The Three Great Allies expressed their resolve to bring unrelenting pressure against their brutal enemies
by sea, land, and air. This pressure is already rising.
The Three Great Allies are fighting this war to restrain and punish the aggression of Japan. They covet no gain for themselves and have no thought of territorial expansion. It is their purpose
that Japan shall be stripped of all the islands in the Pacific which she has seized or occupied since the beginning of the first World War in 1914, and that all the territories Japan has stolen
from the Chinese, such as Manchuria, Formosa, and The Pescadores (are an archipelago off the western coast of Taiwan in
the Taiwan Strait consisting of 64 small islands and
islets),. Shall be restored to the Republic of China. Japan will also be expelled from all other territories which she has taken by violence and greed. The aforesaid three great powers,
mindful of the enslavement of the people of Korea, are determined that in due course Korea shall become free and independent.
With these objects in view the three Allies, in harmony with those of the United Nations at war with Japan, will continue to persevere in the serious and prolonged operations necessary to procure
the unconditional surrender of Japan.
Potsam Declaration -Terms of the Declaration
On July 26, the United States, Britain, and China released the Potsdam Declaration announcing the terms for Japan's surrender, with the warning, "We will not
deviate from them. There are no alternatives. We shall brook no delay." For Japan, the terms of the declaration specified:
· the elimination "for all time [of] the authority and influence of those who have deceived and misled the people of Japan into embarking on world
· the occupation
of "points in Japanese territory to be designated by the Allies"
· "Japanese sovereignty shall be limited to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku, and such minor islands as we determine," as had been announced in the Cairo Declaration in 1943.
Document for establishing int'l order after WWII
07-26-2014 10:57 BJT
Saturday marks the 69th anniversary of the issuing of the Potsdam Proclamation. The Potsdam Proclamation was issued on July
26, 1945 by the United States, Britain and China. It called for the surrender of all Japanese armed forces after Nazi Germany was defeated during World War II.
It stated that, if Japan did not surrender, it would face "prompt and utter destruction." The declaration is viewed as an ultimatum posed to the forces of fascism and an important document which
helped establish international order after World War II. On August 15, 1945, the Japanese government accepted the proclamation and surrendered.
"As I understand it, the declaration requires that Japan would abandon all its conquests that it made in China.... Japan would become a demilitarized country," Terry Charman, Snr. historian at
London Imperial War Museum said.
Dear Prime Minister Abe,
Congratulations to Mr. Stone’s speech which is very accurate therefore deserves respect.
On the contrary, it is very much regrettable that you want to continue to pay your respects to those (14) convicted Class-A war criminals today!
New Cross-strait Alliance.
Oliver Stone’s Advice to Japan: Apologize
By Mitsuru Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
U.S. film director Oliver Stone speaks before press in Tokyo on August 12.
Film director Oliver Stone, who is no stranger to controversy, turned from his sharp attacks on the U.S. for the atomic bombings of Japan to criticize his hosts over their attitude to China and
other Asian neighbors.
In a speech to foreign correspondents in Tokyo, Mr. Stone said that Japan needs to more completely apologize for its wartime acts, and said it should also resist a shift to relying on military
might to deal with security challenges posed by its neighbors such as China and North Korea.
Japan’s leaders have expressed “deep remorse” over the physical damage and psychological pain the country has inflicted on other Asian countries, but repeated visits by cabinet ministers to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo and
growing talk of revising the nation’s peace
constitution have made other countries skeptical about the intention of these remarks.
He said that if Japan came out with a more forthright apology “that would make front-page headlines everywhere in the world.”
He added that Japan, which is locked in a territorial dispute with China over a small group of islands, should look more broadly at ties between the two countries.
“Don’t look at China as your enemy. Start seeing it differently. Start by apologizing to China for what you did in China and all the people you killed there,” Mr. Stone said. “Japan’s
interest in the long-term could very much lie with China.”
Mr. Stone described Japan’s face-off with China over disputed territories in the East China Sea as like “some kid who goes out there and picks fights and then has got his big brother behind him to
go clean up after him,” referring to the United States’ security obligations to Japan.
He argued that Japan should show leadership in resolving conflicts in a peaceful manner. “We want to see Japan playing a leading role in making this a more peaceful world by resolving the
conflicts in the Pacific in a way that shows the vision of Japan,” he said. “Japan has a peace constitution and a commitment to nuclear non-resolution.”
Mr. Stone’s view is formed by his skepticism of power and his belief in political checks and balances. He went as far as to praise China for not handing over American national security
leaker Edward Snowden to the United States. “I’m glad that China
didn’t arrest him. At least China had the guts to stand up (to the United States) that way.”
The famous director is in Japan to promote his documentary series, “The Untold History of the United States,” which presents an alternative interpretation of the country’s history in the 20th
century, challenging the narrative of America as an “underdog.” The series will be aired by Japan’s national broadcaster NHK.
The documentary includes discussion of the two atomic bombings. Peter Kuznick, professor of history at American University, who worked with Stone in the production of the documentary, said it was
“a learning experience for both of us” to meet with the victims of the bombing, as well as historians and journalists in Japan. The documentary contends that the long-held assertions
that the bombings were necessary to end the war are untrue and that other factors, such as the Soviet Union’s entry into the war against Japan was a strong factor in the country’s surrender.
“The more we see and the more we learn, the more troubling it is for us and the more we realize how important Japan’s coming to grips with its past is for Japan,
but also for the United States and for the rest of the world. Japan and the United States are linked together in this web of deceit in which we both collaborate to tell lies about all of our
history,” he said.
Dear Prime Minister Abe,
You will need a translator for you to understand the unconditional surrender by the Japanese government in 1945.
New Cross-strait Alliance.
Japs surrender its entirety. Chinese people should turn right!
2013-12-07 concerns please click - Red House Mall
Abe's Article 9 blitz alarms Asia
My China's Dream
History teaches us that the best reform for a nation, is through peaceful transformation. It avoids violent confronation and civil wars among its citizens. This has been happening in all the advanced
Western countries last 100 years or more. That is why they are ahead of China and those so-called developed and under developed countries which spent more time fighting and killing one another among
their own citizens insteads of developing their countries.
I believe China under the current leadership can lead China to a better future despite all the imperfection China's system still has. Over 113 years of the founding of Commonwealth of Australia, the
"White Australia policy" was only abolished 35 years ago. China only opens up to new ideas 35 years ago and Communist ruling party has transformed and modernise itself and China. It still has to open
up to more check and balance and democratic governance including open, transparent rule of laws. It should allow all members of parliament to have their equal say whether they belong to Communist
Party or other democratic parties' representatives as they are all equal Chinese citizens and nation's representatives. Selection of these representatives should be based on talent. merit and good
China has hopes for all, not just for Chinese citizens but for all overseas Chinese and other global citizens. Its development and achievement last 35 years and more to achieve in the coming years,
will help to secure peaceful development for China and the rest of the world. We all will benefit from the peaceful transformation of China. My advice to those who promote the overthrown of Chinese
Communist Party Government in China and outside China, should direct their energy to help China's peaceful transformation instead.
That is my "China's dream" for this century.
Dr. Ka Sing Chua
487 Mitcham Rd Mitcham 3132 Victoria, Australia
Tel: 03-98735050 Fax: 03-98743618
历史教导我们一个国家的改革最好是通过和平改革，这就避免了公民之间的武力冲突和内战。在最近的一百多年来，在所有西方 先进文明的国家都出现过这样的情况。这是他们先进于中国和那些所谓的发展中国家. 而那些所谓的发展中国家花费许多时间打仗和相互残杀，而不是致力于发展他们的国家的原因，
中国有希望，不仅是中国公民的希望，也是所有海外华人以及世界人民的希望。在过去35年里中国的发展和成就以及在今后岁 月里更大的成就将确保中国和世界其它地区的和平发展。我们均会受益于中国的和平发展和改革。我劝告那些在中国国内外致力于推翻中国共产党的人士应当把他们 的精力用于帮助中国的和平改革.
From the Editor
The dispute of Senkaku or Diaoyui islands' ownership between China and Japan is concerning many people in Asia and around the world. On one hand Japan claims that she has the sovereignty over them
because they have been under her legal administration since the end of World war 2. While China claims that they belongs to China from the historical perspective. Japan under the Peace Treaty at the
end of World War 2, supposed to return the ownership of these islands back to China. But for some unforeseen circumstances, with the eruption of China civil war, China failed to claim them back
formally from Japan.
Who actually owns this island is the burning issue.
We hope that it will be resolved one way or the other through peaceful negotiation. Failing that, we suggest that the case be decided in the International Court and tribunal. It is better that way
than trying to fight it out militarily. It is not worth having the war to determine the ownership of these islands. As the destruction will be far worse than the benefit for either side. Moreover if
a war is declared , its implication will be unmeasurable in term of its influence with the development of China and Japan. Its disastrous effect will not only affect China and Japan but will extend
to all Asia countries and the world like Europe and US etc. No one is an island anymore. The war will bring enormous economic disaster, humanity hardship and suffering for many many people, not
confined to the Chinese and Japanese.
Cover design for this issue was done by our webmaster James Yin. Thank you James.
Let us hope that the leadership of China and Japan are wiser than that.
we are looking for a bilangual Editor and Assistant Editor to assist us in compiling our regular Emagazine etc. It is voluntary contribution without monetary remuneration. If you are interested,
please contact Dr Ka Sing Chua at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
I would like to take this opportunity to again thank my special assistant Dr Yit Seng Yow for patiently help to compile our Emagazine and many other voluntary contributors. Without them, we would not
have our regular Emagazine for you to enjoy.
如果国与国之间有什么争端不能解决，完全可以提交给国际法庭来和平解决。“法治”胜过“武治”，这应该是每一个有远见的 领导人都知道的道理。我们已经看到，在法治不健全的国家，企图用武力来统治的政权最终都引火自焚。叙利亚就是崇尚“武治”，把一个好好的国家弄得四分五 裂。
This edition of the Huaren magazine is by far the best of any production I have seen globally.
Obviously, the standard of the magazine, as judged by the caliber of the authors and the content, is sophisticated and intellectual, has jumped leaps and bounds.
Please accept my personal congratulations to a publication, now in the leading edge of the Chinese Diaspora. Keep the standard up and keep it coming.
Congratulations, once again and well done.
Dr Anthony Pun,
Cbinese Community Council of Australia.l
Grievance Debate - Chinese Acknowledgement
Chris Hayes MP – Adjournment – Multiculturalism 25 June 2013
The World’s Wartime Debt to China
By RANA MITTER
Published: October 17, 2013
OXFORD, England At the same time that China has stated its desire for peace in Asia, the country has been making assertive claims over waters in the East and South
China Seas. The confrontational rhetoric suggests, to many observers (and to China’s uneasy neighbors in the Pacific region), a sense of pent-up entitlement, stemming from Beijing’s growing
importance in the world.
But another, little-remembered factor is also at play: China’s lingering resentment that its contributions to the Allies’ victory against Japan in World War II were never fully recognized and have
yet to translate into political capital in the region.
China’s resistance to Japan is one of the great untold stories of World War II. Though China was the first Allied power to fight the Axis, it has received far less credit for its role
in the Pacific theater than the United States, Britain or even the Soviet Union, which only joined the war in Asia in August 1945. The Chinese contribution was
pushed aside soon after the conflict, as an inconvenient story in the neat ideological narrative of the Cold War.
In the early 20th century China’s growing desire for national sovereignty rubbed up against Japan’s rising imperialism on the Asian mainland. War broke out in earnest in July 1937, and during the
eight years that it lasted, both the Nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek and, to a lesser extent, the Communist fighters answering to Mao Zedong engaged in extraordinary feats of resistance.
Though far weaker and poorer than the mighty United States or the British Empire, China played a major role in the war. Some 40,000 Chinese soldiers fought in Burma alongside American and British
troops in 1944, helping to secure the Stilwell Road linking Lashio to Assam in India. In China itself, they held down some 800,000 Japanese soldiers.
The costs were great. At least 14 million Chinese were killed and some 80 million became refugees over the course of the war. The atrocities were many: the Rape of Nanking, in 1937, is the most
notorious, but there were other, equally searing but less well-known, massacres: the bloody capture in 1938 of Xuzhou in the east, which threatened Chiang’s ability to control central China; the 1939
carpet bombing of Chongqing, the temporary capital, which killed more than 4,000 people in two days of air raids that a survivor described as “a sea of fire”; and the “three alls” campaign (“Burn
all, loot all, kill all”) of 1941, which devastated the Communist-held areas in the north.
These strains placed immense pressure on what by then was a weak and isolated country. But some of the Chiang government’s policies made matters worse. A decision to seize the peasants’ grain to feed
the army exacerbated the 1942 famine in Henan Province. “You could exchange a child for a few steamed rolls,” one government inspector recalled in his memoir. Such missteps made the Nationalist
(Kuomintang) government seem corrupt and inefficient, and an embarrassing ally for the United States even though the Nationalists did the vast majority of the fighting against Japan, far more than
When the Allies won in 1945, China’s contribution to the victory was rewarded with a permanent seat on the Security Council of the new United Nations, but little more. After a civil war, the Chiang
regime fell to the Communists in 1949, and Mao had little reason to recognize its contributions to the defeat of Japan. China’s wartime allies also did little to remind their own people of its role
in their victory: The Nationalist regime which fled to exile in Taiwan was an embarrassing relic, and the new Communist regime was a frightening unknown. For the West, China had gone from
wartime ally to threatening Communist giant in just a few years.
One major consequence that remains of great relevance today is that the old enemies of Asia never struck a multilateral settlement of the sort that took place in
the North Atlantic after 1945, with the formation of NATO and what has become the European Union. The United States’ decision to put China on the sidelines of the postwar world order it dominated
has meant that China and Japan never signed a proper peace treaty. And it has meant that for many years Western historians treated China’s role in World War II as a sideshow.
But recently a new political openness within China itself has allowed a different picture of the war years to emerge. Chiang and Mao are long dead, and the Chinese government has been trying to claim
a greater international role by reminding the world of the benefits of its past cooperation with the West.
Eager to eventually reunify the mainland with Taiwan, Beijing has also adopted a more favorable attitude toward Chiang’s legacy. Chinese filmmakers and academics now have license to talk more freely
about the Nationalists’ wartime contribution, whether in television dramas or scholarly articles. A lengthy and sympathetic biography of Chiang by Yang Tianshi, a historian at the Chinese Academy of
Social Sciences, has been a big seller on the mainland. Chiang’s old wartime villa outside Chongqing has even been restored as a shrine of sorts, with pictures and captions describing him as a
patriot who stood firm against the Japanese a rehabilitation of Chiang’s reputation that would have been unimaginable under Mao.
This revision of history has significant consequences for East Asia and Southeast Asia today. If America’s leadership in defeating Japan in 1945 continues to
justify a U.S. presence around the Pacific today, Chinese leaders feel, why shouldn’t China’s contribution to the same goal earn it some clout in the region?
Beijing is trying to cash in today a geopolitical check Chiang Kai-shek wrote nearly seven decades ago.
Rana Mitter, professor of the history and politics of modern China at Oxford University, is the author of “Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II.”
INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK TIMES
E-Magazine September 2013
E-Magazine January - May 2013
E-Magazine September 2012
E-Magazine May 2012
- 一个社会/国家/世界应由一系列文明法治所支配，由为人民而建立，并由人民建立的属于人民的适当的执法机构 ，而不是为具体的统治集团或独裁者或为满足他们的思想、宗教统治、权力和贪婪而建立。
Thanks so much for signing our card to UN peacekeepers!
These brave men and women literally risk everything to make our world a safer place, so we want to make sure they know they're appreciated. That's why we've set a goal of getting 30,000 people to
sign their thank you card – but we need your help to make it happen.
Please forward this email to your friends and family, and ask them to join you in signing our thank you card to UN peacekeepers.
The Better World Campaign
1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036
© Better World Campaign