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.
If a declaration of independence by Taiwan leads to hostilities, should the US commit military forces to defend Taiwan?
Almost half (45%) of Chinese-Americans said “Yes.” But they didn’t say which side they would be on.
Just under one-third (32%) of the war-weary general public are ready to fight.
Nobody wants to fight anymore. I am surprised that so many Chinese-Americans thought it was worth fighting over.
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 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.
I don’t understand two points :
1) “If a declaration of independence by Taiwan leads to hostilities, should the US commit military forces to defend Taiwan?”
For this question, if you say yes, obviously you are on the US side, whereas on the TaiWan side in turn. What does it make sense for the saying that “they didn’t say which side they would be on.” ?
2) Ok, if a chinese-american supports the US commit military forces to defend Taiwan, it doesn’t mean he/she will fight by himself/herself. So it’s quite inaccurate for the title to say “Half of Chinese-Americans are Ready to Fight if Taiwan Claims Independence”.
In short, the conductor of the survey or the author of this article wanted to MISLEAD peoeple somehow.
Perhpas, some of the people, who responded with “Yes”, meant ‘fight for China”.