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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 23:

Chinese-Americans have visited China, Taiwan and/or Hong Kong at more than EIGHT times the rate of the US general public.

More than 80% of Chinese-Americans have taken the trip compared to just 10% of the US general public.

That can explain a lot as to why these two groups have such different perspectives.

Have you been to the any of the three?

I have been to all three of them- (feeling all smug and such)

It would be like asking the average Chinese on the street what they think of the US – Hollywood, Mickey Mouse…If that were the answer, they’d be pretty close.

But, then how many Americans have formed their opinions of China based on Brad Pitt’s Visit to Tibet in a Hollywood movie?

To visit a country is to begin to know it….just begin to know it. To live there is to get insight. To spend years is to really know.

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 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.

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Bill Belew

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