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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.



Ambassador Barshefsky helped write the document China signed when they joined the WTO.

Recently she shared some of her thoughts about China and China’s new attempts at diplomacy. I wonder if you agree with what she thinks of China and if you think China’s diplomatic approach is effective.

China, she says, has an overriding policy of “partnership, cooperation, and mutual benefit.”

Sounds good, eh? This policy, she says, is what affects Chinese diplomatic relations.

China does NOT mix politics and economics….

1. China doesn’t feel it necessary to impose artificial constraints on trading partners – even rogue regimes.

2.  China does not allow for distractions – that is, it chooses to not interfere with others internal policies.

3.  China is able to practice hot/cold relations. They are able to maintain hot relations in business though they are cold to one another politically. She cited Japan as the example.  Indeed.

Partnership…cooperation….mutual benefit….

Great buzz words, but aren’t there some things that are more important? I think so.

How about truth, justice…..

What do you think?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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