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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.


Influential People

There is a difference between the Premier and the President of the People’s Republic of China.

The Premier is responsible for implementing government policy while the President garners the political support necessary for government policy.

Wen Jiabao is the current Premier of  China and he was recently selected by TIME as one of the 100’s most influential people. With one-fifth of the world at his command, that might be an understatement.

I found it interesting that Wen is said to do things by consensus rather than by hard-nosed imposition.

Wen guides China’s economy and continues to support economic reform and growth. He also expresses the real desired for a greater emphasis on social equality – a genuine communist ideal – for those who currently are not participating in the ‘economic miracle.’

Among other things, he has dealt with the AIDS crisis in China, SARS and is presently confronted with China’s environmental problems.

He was also quoted as saying with regard to Taiwan, “We don’t hope for foreign intervention, but we are not afraid of it.”  Hmmm….

I am not clear here…why wasn’t it Wen who came here last month to visit Bush instead of Hu?

I am sure someone smarter than me can explain the distinction more clearly.


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Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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