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.

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My guest blogger, Chinese Confidential has started an excellent discussion and I hope others will weigh in with their contribution.

In short, China Confidential says China is still not to be fully trusted.

I don’t know the answer.

From where I am sitting, some 6000 miles away, I am inclined to believe that any interaction we have with China is good. You can’t learn to get along if you don’t at least communicate.

There is a small group of men, Chinese expatriates, who work from an undisclosed location in North Carolina.

Their job is to find and exploit holes in Beijing’s very large and formidable Internet firewall.

China for its side has cybercops roaming the web 24/7 plugging up holes as fast as this group can find them.

Sounds like paranoia to me. But then China is NOT a free country.

The group’s site can be found at Dynamic Internet Technology. They are devoted to giving the Chinese their (the group’s) version of the latest crackdown on Falun Gong or a recent repression of a peasant rebellion and so on.

In any event, they want to give the average Chinese another viewpoint other than what they read in the Chinese papers.

What about our media outlets here in the states? Are they prejudiced? My goodness, are they. Could any less be expected of the media in a closed country? I think not.

Is it right? It’s no more right here than it is there. But then, all forms of media are skewed in one way or another, right? Even my blog reflects my opinions.

In the end, open and free communication, a forum for articulating opposing viewpoints and open discussion, collaboration and cooperation are key to finding the truth. It sounds like a contribution the bloggers can make, I think.

Dynamic Internet Technology is also taking steps in that direction and making a business of it.

I think we need to start somewhere.

What do you think?

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

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Bill Belew

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