Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
A poll was conducted of 354 Chinese Americans who were chosen at random nationwide by from a surname list.
They were asked a series of questions about their attitudes toward China and their views on China and US-China Relations.
Should access to US markets be linked to China’s human rights record?
The Chinese-Americans were evenly divided on this with 47% saying it should and 47% saying it should not.
The General Public did not follow suit. Nearly 3 times as many of the general public agreed there should be a link (69%) as those who thought there should be no connection. (25%)
As I type of the results for each of these questions, more and more I find it interesting on how differently things are perceived by the Chinese-American community than they are by the general public.
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Is it because the Chinese-Americans can get a more rounded picture – that is they can read the news in both languages? Or is it, perhaps, because they are swayed by the Chinese news/propaganda that they read?
What do you think?
These survey results were taken from a poll conducted by the Committee of 100.
The Committee of 100 is a national, nonpartisan organization composed of prominent American citizens of Chinese descent. The members of this group pool their resources to address important issues that concern the Chinese/American community but, Imho, more importantly, foster better US-Greater China relations.
Recently, this group asked the polling firm ZOGBY to conduct an extensive survey of American Attitudes Toward China.
They polled the General Population (General Public) as well as Chinese Americans. Business leaders, Opinion leaders and Congressional staffers, subsets of the general public were also polled.
In keeping with the Committee of 100 ideas, I hope it will create discussion and be used to better understand U.S.-China relations and help those concerned to formulate recommendations on how to improve relationships between these two great countries.