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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.

Chinese Americans

Chinese Americans

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.

Question 6:

Potential areas of concern in China. Please list the areas you consider the most significant problems of concern.

6. Forced abortions and family planning – 6% (General public – 12%)

5. China’s military modernization – 7% (GP – 20%)

4. Loss of US jobs – 9% (GP – 21%)

3. Intellectual Property Rights – 11% – (GP – 5%) This is the only area where Chinese-Americans worried MORE than the General public.

2. Environmental Degradation – 17% (GP – 19%)

1. Human Rights – 20% (GP – 46%)

Both the Chinese-Americans and General public worry most about human rights in China, but the GP worries nearly 2.5 times as much.

Why do you think that is?

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.

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Bill Belew

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  • Pete says:

    I’m not quite sure why the general public cares about Chinese human rights more than Chinese-Americans. Many Chinese-Americans I know are quite concerned. Perhaps C-A are convinced that the growing economy in China will solve things in the long run?
    One way to help the Chinese is through the “Free China 2008” campaign. The goal is to have the millions of foreign visitors wear a symbol to support the victims. Check it out at

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