Season's Greetings to all our readers and supporters.
The world is but one nation and its citizens one people.
I am very pleased with the outcome of Paris COP21 Climate Conference. Almost all nations around the planet are represented one way or another. Many nations' top leadership attended the Conference. It
is so important to have such dialogue in order to save our planet that we share and live in. Pollution of the planet of one kind or another including wars, affect everyone of us no matter where you
It is through genuine dialogue like this in future that we are going to save the planet, our world and our people.
Australia and many other nations have very successful multicultural, multiracial, multi-religious national policies that allow peoples of different cultures, ethnic and racial origins,
religions etc to live in genuine harmony. All these need to be implemented properly and secured and protected by civilised laws.
It will never be achieved if human beings try to solve the differences through the use of force and see who can kill the other first to gain the upper hand.
United Nations and leadership of the world should really look at the root causes of all the conflicts around the world at present and try to solve them through face to face dialogue and the rule of
Who do not wish to live their lives among families, friends and fellow citizens in happiness, peace and harmony?
It is not the problem of money. It is the mindset that counts. It is the civilised education, behaviour and adhere to rule of laws that count. It is also mutual respect of differences and
sit down and discuss them that will eventually give everyone a solution for living in happiness, peace and harmony.
I hope these are food for thought for Christmas and New Year 2016
May I take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers for their contributions and support throughout the year.
May I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, peaceful and harmonious New Year 2016.
Dr Ka Sing Chua
Hi Ka Chua
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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
Special Message for this special Occasion
Learn the historical lessons from World War I and II
Dear President of USA, Mr Obama, Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Abbott and other World leaders
Australia can be a peace maker and we can do it well. We must not blindly follow the USA. She is our friend and strong ally but she can also make serious mistake as in Korea and Indochina etc.
This is twenty first century civilised world. No time for war games anymore. Dialogue, dialogue and dialogue is the way to go until we find a peaceful solution. A third world war and nuclear war we
all must avoid. History showed us that there were never winners in wars but only losers. We all who have been in wars were all losers so do not think you can be a winner and do not glorify any past
wars as there is no such war. Humanity all suffered in wars one way or another.
I trust that you all govern for your people and humanity. I challenge any government to have a proper independent referendum before they go to war and see if they have a mandate at all.
No civilised people will vote for a war.
With my best wishes
Dr Ka Sing Chua
World Huaren Federation
Dear President Obama,
Would you like to comment, please?
Nuclear war our likely future': Russia & China won't accept US hegemony, Reagan official warns
Published time: May 13, 2015 10:13
Edited time: May 15, 2015 07:08
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The White House is determined to block the rise of the key nuclear-armed nations, Russia and China, neither of whom will join the "world’s acceptance of Washington’s hegemony," says head of the
Institute for Political Economy, Paul Craig Roberts.
The former US assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy, Dr Paul Craig Roberts, has written on his blog that Beijing is currently "confronted with the Pivot to Asia and the construction
of new US naval and air bases to ensure Washington’s control of the South China Sea, now defined as an area of American National Interests."
Roberts writes that Washington’s commitment to contain Russia is the reason “for the crisis that Washington has created in Ukraine and for its use as anti-Russian propaganda.”
Read morehttp://cdn.rt.com/files/news/3f/01/d0/00/military-patrols-china-islands.n.jpgUS mulls sending military ships, aircraft near South China Sea disputed islands – report
The author of several books, "How America Was Lost" among the latest titles, says that US"aggression and blatant propaganda have convinced Russia and China that Washington intends war, and this
realization has drawn the two countries into a strategic alliance."
Dr Roberts believes that neither Russia, nor China will meanwhile accept the so-called"vassalage status accepted by the UK, Germany, France and the rest of Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia."
According to the political analyst, the "price of world peace is the world’s acceptance of Washington’s hegemony."
"On the foreign policy front, the hubris and arrogance of America’s self-image as the 'exceptional, indispensable' country with hegemonic rights over other countries means that the world is primed
for war," Roberts writes.
He gives a gloomy political forecast in his column saying that "unless the dollar and with it US power collapses or Europe finds the courage to break with Washington and to pursue an independent
foreign policy, saying good-bye to NATO, nuclear war is our likely future."
Russia’s far-reaching May 9 Victory Day celebration was meanwhile a "historical turning point,"according to Roberts who says that while Western politicians chose to boycott the 70th anniversary of
the defeat of Nazi Germany, "the Chinese were there in their place," China's president sitting next to President Putin during the military parade on Red Square in Moscow.
A recent poll targeting over 3,000 people in France, Germany and the UK has recently revealed that as little as 13 percent of Europeans think the Soviet Army played the leading role in liberating
Europe from Nazism during WW2. The majority of respondents – 43 percent – said the US Army played the main role in liberating Europe.
"Russian casualties compared to the combined casualties of the US, UK, and France make it completely clear that it was Russia that defeated Hitler," Roberts points out, adding that "in the Orwellian
West, the latest rewriting of history leaves out of the story the Red Army’s destruction of the Wehrmacht."
Read morehttp://img.rt.com/files/news/3d/f3/90/00/war.n.jpgPerverted history: Europeans think US army liberated continent during WW2
The head of the presidential administration, Sergey Ivanov, told RT earlier this month that attempts to diminish the role played by Russia in defeating Nazi Germany through rewriting history by some
Western countries are part of the ongoing campaign to isolate and alienate Russia.
Dr Roberts has also stated in his column that while the US president only mentioned US forces in his remarks on the 70th anniversary of the victory, President Putin in contrast"expressed gratitude to
'the peoples of Great Britain, France and the United States of America for their contribution to the victory.'"
The political analyst notes that America along with its allies "do not hear when Russia says 'don’t push us this hard, we are not your enemy. We want to be your partners.'"
While Moscow and Beijing have "finally realized that their choice is vassalage or war," Washington"made the mistake that could be fateful for humanity," according to Dr Roberts.
Memo to Obama: Learn lessons of Korean War to avoid showdown with China
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The Obama administration would do well to apply lessons from the Korean War 55 years ago if it wants to avert a new war with China, which is growing increasingly wary of the US military’s presence in
Tensions between the US and China have been severely exacerbated in recent days by repeated flights by US military aircraft near the Chinese-controlled artificial islets being built with land from
the sea bottom in the South China Sea’s Spratly Islands.
The US military - under the pretext of defending 'freedom of navigation' in the sea - plans to conduct flyovers above the territorial 12-mile limits around the islets. This is reckless almost beyond
words and may easily escalate into a military conflict between the two nuclear-armed powers. The Chinese government has lodged an official protest against flights near the islands, and the Chinese
government newspaper, the Global Times, stated in an editorial: “If the United States’ bottom line is that China has to halt its activities, then a US-China war is inevitable in the South China
Read morehttp://cdn.rt.com/files/news/40/65/d0/00/spratly-islands.n.jpgBeijing rejects US criticism over construction in South China Sea
The official US explanation for military activity around the islets, which is 'freedom of navigation,’ simply lacks credibility. These tiny pieces of real estate, and their 12-mile limits, can in no
way impede the free movement of ships in the South China Sea. Claims have also been made, without any substantive evidence, that China may use the islets for extensive military purposes. Whether
correct or not, the claim that this would justify military intrusions into Chinese-built islets seems strange coming from the Obama administration and military, which have recently established a
whole slew of new military agreements, military bases, and deployed new military equipment all around China in its' Asian neighbor countries.
The real explanation for the US military intrusions around the islets is quite different. It is part of a long-term campaign to encircle and isolate China for the purpose of intimidating, weakening,
and possibly even destabilizing China to the point where the independent government is replaced by a client state of the US. This campaign is officially referred to as the US 'Pivot to Asia' and is
made up of military, economic, and informational elements aimed at isolating and weakening China.
The military element of the encirclement campaign is officially called the 'Air-Sea Battle-Plan', which involves the transfer of up to 60 percent of US military forces - equipped with the latest
military equipment - into the Asian theater. The plan also involves creating new US military agreements and new US military bases for American forces in countries around China, including Australia,
the Philippines, South Korea and Japan.
Read morehttp://cdn.rt.com/files/news/3f/f6/50/00/china-military-defense-lighthouses1.n.jpgDefense to offense: China unveils new military strategy to boost naval capability
The economic element of the encirclement campaign is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP.) The TPP is a US-proposed treaty - currently the subject of negotiations between Australia, Brunei, Canada,
Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam - intended to impose regulatory and investment conditions in Asia. More importantly, it would exclude China
from the new economic zone.
The informational element of the encirclement campaign consists of accusations by US political figures, which are endlessly repeated in the US mass media, claiming there is a 'China threat.' This
assertion stands reality on its head. After all, the US has approximately 650 military bases around the world and is waging continual wars; China has no military bases in foreign countries and has
waged no wars in the last 30 years.
These military, economic, and informational attempts to encircle China reflect US foreign policy concepts are known as 'the Brezinski Doctrine' and "the Wolfowitz Doctrine,' which basically state
that for the US government to remain the dominant power on Earth it must secure total dominance of the Eurasian continent, upon which the independent nations of Russia and China occupy central
Following these doctrines, while continuing to attempt to encircle China, and ignoring China's current warnings regarding US military activity around or over its' islets, is dangerous to say the
least. It seems we’ve been here before. Sixty-five years ago, during the Korean War, China similarly warned that US-led military forces must not occupy its neighbor, North Korea, nor bring its
military forces near the North Korea-Chinese border. Despite some alternate views, the consensus among most US policy makers at that time was that China's' warnings were a mere bluff, and that it
would not intervene in the Korean War as the US-led forces moved to occupy North Korea. In fact, China's warnings were an attempt to avoid a military confrontation with the US military.
When the warnings were ignored, and US-led forces occupied most of North Korea and approached the Chinese border, Chinese military forces massively intervened, driving the US-led forces completely
out of North Korea and back into South Korea, where they remain to this day. The result of the US miscalculation was the deaths of large numbers of Chinese, US, and Korean soldiers and civilians as
the American forces were driven out of North Korea.
Like its warnings during the Korean War, China's warnings that some sort of conflict may result from US military intrusions on or near its islet territory should be taken very seriously. Imagine that
the US government was building small artificial islets in the ocean off the coast of California, and that China began moving military aircraft and military vessels into the areas around these islets,
while insisting that the US had no right to build these islets.
In that scenario, as well as in the current one, there would be a real danger that by miscalculation, accident, or intention by one side or the other a military conflict leading to war with
devastating consequences might be triggered.
Hopefully, US policy makers will take China’s warnings seriously, draw back from the encirclement campaign against the country and learn from the disastrous lesson of the Korean War. In that way, we
could avoid repeating history while sparing the world yet another terrible war.
Eric Sommer for RT
The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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)
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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.”
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