previous articles, in Yang there is always Yin and
. Hard confrontational power unchecked can wear itself out sooner than soft power. America needs to cultivatemore soft power so as to be in a more dynamic balance with China. That is the reasonAmerica must reach Harmony Consensus with China for World Harmony.China today is more willing to learn from the West than is the West from her. Chinesegovernment and citizens know more about the West than
. The Chinese mediamay be state owned, but are driven by the need to learn from the outside, because of her government’s policy of reform and opening up. Ultimately, technology advance andcultural influence is what sustains a nation’s development and progress as long as thenation is eager to learn. Politics is more transient, and governments can always evolvetowards more harmony with their citizens. A government that is in harmony with her citizens during her developmental stage will be most stable, regardless of what type of political system. Harmony is a dynamic balance of all social factors in a nation andassures unity in diversity that will guarantee stable and sustainable development.At the moment, America is not as willing to learn from China. American citizens are notwell served by her media with its self-censorship and commercially vested interest for survival. Asking Americans on the street to name 20 Chinese notables will likely net lessintelligent information than asking that question about important Americans to theChinese. The 2009 World Media Summit Beijing declaration for more fair, accurate anddiverse world reporting is a step in the right direction.Jim, as National Correspondent for
and your on-the-scene reportingfrom China, you have won the respect from the media that America will listen to. I havegreat respect for the articles you have written about China and America, especially your prescription for America in “How America Can Rise Again?” Like you, I remain hopefulfor America; however, you and I need to write more to bridge East and West differencesfor World Harmony. I am coming from the unique position for having written profuselyabout Harmony Virtues, Harmony Renaissance, Harmony Consensus, Harmony Faith andHarmony Diplomacy. Under President Obama, there is a good opportunity for Americato advocate Harmony Renaissance and World Harmony because of his multi-ethnic background. Harmony belongs to the world. It is the fundamental law of the universe. No country can claim it exclusively. Harmony for unity in diversity is all-inclusive of world cultures and religions. America successfully advocated Freedom and Democracyin the 20
century. We can do it again as the leading Harmony country in the 21
century. Harmony Renaissance is the next wave of creative energy that mankind iswaiting for to lead us to the next level of accomplishment beyond European Renaissance.We can pool our resources and influence to be more effective in working for WorldHarmony. Harmony Renaissance is the inevitable tide in the coming multilateral win-win brave New World.In Service of Harmony Renaissance.Francis C W Fung, Ph.D.