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.
Would you say you are optimistic or pessimistic about opportunities for Chinese-Americans in the US?
Nearly nine in 10 said they were optimistic (89%). Only 5% said they were pessimistic.
What a great figure!
We all know cliche’s about optimism/pessimism…. one of my favorites is “whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Might as well think you can.
America has more Nobel Prize winners than all other countries of the world combined. This does NOT mean that America is the greatest country. Not a few of those Nobel Prize winners came from other countries.
It does mean, however, that America is the greatest land of opportunity.
If you can’t do it here, you can’t do it.
Put me in the optimist category.
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 tasked 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 ideals 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.