By Greg Hugh
As the United States leads the western nations to counter the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, are there lessons for China from this war? If Taiwan was invaded, would it be similarly defended and would sanctions have any effects?
The U.S.-China relationship is the most complex bilateral relationship for the United States. Over the last 30 years, Sino-American relations have undergone an impressive transformation from animosity and conflict to candid dialogue and constructive cooperation. These two vast and complicated countries have found limited common ground on issues of trade, investment and, more recently, security. But key issues remain unresolved, and the potential for troubling divergence is real as China becomes an economic powerhouse, a military force in Asia, and a potential rival to U.S. hegemony. What role should ChinaInsight take covering these future developments?
Although there is not too much we can do to change whatever trajectory is in motion, the Chinese American community needs to become more proactive and become more involved as citizens by getting involved in politics, charitable giving and other activities to shatter the “model minority” label and work together instead as factions within their own communities.
We continue our regular production schedule in our 21st year of publishing and continue our mission of promoting cultural and business understanding between China and the U.S. along with providing a bridge between the Chinese and American communities of the Twin Cities area. However, we also are going to be making some hard decisions concerning continuing our mission or not. If we continue, what direction should we go?
Although ChinaInsight began as a free, printed newspaper back in 2001, it continues now to be available digitally at www.chinainsight.info. For those of you that are not familiar with ChinaInsight, we are proud that during the previous 20 years to have been involved with the following:
That being said, as ChinaInsight continues its twenty-first year of publishing, we are soliciting comments from our targeted readers as to how our mission statement could be updated to better reflect current relations between the U.S. and the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) which has become more confrontational on many fronts. We have typically remained neutral on most issues that affect these two countries over the years. Would you like to see us take a different approach? Would you be interested in pro- and con-China points of view? Why? How do you feel about how western media handles the news?
Also, we would like to see ChinaInsight grow so would be like to hear from those that would be interested in joining us as a staff member, an investor or a board member.
Thank you to those of you that have already sent your comments. They are deeply appreciated and please accept our best wishes for your continued good health.