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Would you like to attend a meeting on a very important topic that is not only informative for you and supportive of others, but also in itself making a difference?
We agree with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders that hope for the future depends on cooperation between the United States and China. The direction pushed by American policies recently have increased the possibility of a war that the world might not survive. There have been times when relations seemed to move somewhat in a positive direction.
Sadly, for some time now American policy seems built on treating China as the No. 1 enemy. If the United States will not consider a world governed by a community of nations, and if China will not permanently subordinate itself to the United States, it is hard to foresee a livable future for our descendants.
I am suffering from the physical and mental deterioration decline of old age and keep considering"retiring." But there are so many Americans and so many Chinese who would like for the world's two most powerful (and also most polluting) nations to work together to preserve a livable planet, and there is so little activity working to build on their readiness, that I feel called to keep trying.
I hope you do too. And that you care enough to set aside the time this Thursday afternoon to be informed, to support like minded people, and to actually contribute toward the goal of a mutual understanding that encourages cooperation..
The vast majority of Americans take for granted that their thinking and feeling about China as a threat is based on facts. In fact it is based on propaganda that is selective about the facts it reports and often fudges on them. If this is countered only by what is thought to be Chinese propaganda, Americans will increasingly want our nation to restrain China not to cooperate with it.
Our major project has been to write papers on topics that are usually treated in the United States in a way to arouse feelings against China. We think China, like all nations, makes mistakes and has goals that put China first above global interests. But we think that if we open ourselves to all the facts, we will see that China is a nation with whom cooperation on such matters as global warming is possible. The Chinese do not want an unlivable planet, and their actions have certainly been no worse than ours. If we treat them as companions on a wonderful planet that we are both seriously wounding, there is a chance for needed changes to occur.
Our papers are intended to show this on a variety of controversial topics. You are asked to help us make them as accurate as possible, believing that the truth is on our side and not on the side of the propaganda of a nation that declares China its greatest enemy. Also, as important as being accurate is being convincing. The initial Understanding China Papers we will discuss include:
Chinese vs American Ways of Thinking
China’s Ecological Civilization
Economic Hitmen American and Chinese
The Two Mountain Theory
Please help us. Your help has a chance of also helping to save the world.