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WORLD HARMONY, IS IT ACHIEVABLE? WHAT PROMISES LIE AHEAD?

BY FRANCIS C W FUNG, PH.D.

Let us examine the World Media Summit held in Beijing Oct 8 to 10, 2009. This is a
significant step towards a more harmonious world by bringing all the world media
together for the first time of modern history. Some called it the Olympics of Media. 170
world media and over 300 delegates attended. These included the eight biggest world
media house presidents, CEO’s from Xinhua, AP, Reuters, Time Warner, BBC,
Newsgroup, Tass, Japanese United Press and Google. The concluding Joint Statement
emphasized increased win-win cooperation in expanding world multicultural reporting
and also specifically called for more diverse, accurate, fair and impartial reporting.

We at World Harmony Organization (WHO) work for Harmony Renaissance to bring


harmony, a universal value back. Harmony is being neglected because of the world is
driven by racial, religious and ideological strife. Harmony Renaissance is needed as the
ultimate resolution to unshackle us and to reverse the tide of human self destruction and
environmental degradation. Harmony with mankind and with nature is necessary for our
sustainable development and survival.

World Harmony is achievable because the cycle of self destruction and deception is
reversing. We can see it coming. The world is heading towards mutual win win
development. We are beginning to be aware that world development is not a zero sum
game. World Harmony can be simply defined as a multilateral world set on the course of
win win development. This will release the energy for mankind to work for common
prosperity.

Harmony as a guiding faith is very broad. It includes peace within oneself, relations
between people, within family, between citizens and nations, harmony among nations and
between man and nature. Democracy is nothing but harmony between citizen and their
government. Environmental ecology is simply harmony of man with nature.

The practice of harmony can be simply defined as the following twelve virtues:
Tolerance, Acceptance, Respect, Equality, Gentleness, Forgiveness, Patience, Humility,
Conservation, Ecology, Unity with Nature and Unity of Mankind. With these practices
firmly in mind World Harmony is on the way to be achievable.

What promises lie in the future? In the future we will see further growth of developing
countries and multilateralism. This will lead to a more harmonious balance of East and
West, North and South dialogues and cultural exchange. The world is poised for win win
mutual development. World development is not a zero sum game as some might think.
The best way to develop is openness and learning from the best of each culture so as to
move towards common prosperity.

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The big media houses and others come together because of new challenges from the
marching of the developing world and changes of technology and market orientation.
Powerful world media working for more harmonious reporting is a major breakthrough
for the cause of World Harmony. The Western powers have dominated the world stage
and news reporting for the last two centuries. By conceding to cooperation and win-win
development in world news reporting the stage is set for inevitable improvement of East
West and North South relation. This is the important single step the world must take to
avoid self destruction and deception. We are seeing the coming of a brave new world.
We are very hopeful world harmony undertakings will flourish.

Harmony is universal. It embraces all human relations and our relation with the
universe. Harmony is the underlying operating principle of the universe. Without
harmony mankind will self destruct and the universe will not be eternal. "Harmony
Renaissance will release us from the bondage of human strife. It is the next wave of
creative energy that mankind is waiting for. Harmony Renaissance will bring East
and West convergence so mankind will reach higher accomplishments beyond
European Renaissance."

Francis C W Fung, Ph.D.


Director General
World Harmony Organization.