May 29, 2005
In response to a post in Laowai 19790204 about ‘Chinese Hopes and Dreams’.
I hope in 20 years’ time:
When my daughters will be planning to send my grandchildren to a university, they will be able to include at least 2 Chinese universities in their top 5 choices.
When my daughters want to book a short flight in a Space Shuttle, it will be a Chinese made Space Shuttle.
China will lead in eliminating ethnocentrism and the misconception about ‘Orientalism’, ‘Occidentalism’ and ‘Clash of Civilization’ which tend only to divide the world rather than unite it. It’s naive to categorize people based on races and it’s equally naive without any degree of applicability to do so under the banner of Western, Confucian or Islamic civilizations.
Beyond jihadis which tend to see the West as something less than human or the US imperialism which fails to recognize the poor and the underprivileged are also human too and do have a right to live their lives in dignity, China will be able to foster a global identity that is built upon accommodation instead of division. No more misguided global policies which emphasize merely on greed to wrest control of the world’s resources nor protectionism which benefits only the capitalist world order.
I also hope that in 20 years’ time, the hypocritical slogan ‘Fight Against Terrorism’ will be replaced by ‘Fight Against World Poverty’. And we will no longer be busy ‘Exporting Democracy’ but ‘Exporting Equality’.
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Hey thanks for that - If you’ve got any friends in Shanghai who want to post their hopes and dreams etc. on my site, they are very very welcome!!!
posted by: Laowai19790204 at June 2, 2005 09:36 PM
I love what you’re doing on your blog and kick myself for not having discovered China Doll earlier.
My name’s May and I’m a freelance writer for a new magazine called Asia! . The publication has a circulation of 50,000 and is distributed on various international airlines.
I would like to feature a short profile of you, essentially a short blurb about your blog, an excerpt and a high-res image that would represent you or your blog.
There are 5 other Asian blogs featured in the article, Glutter being one of them.
My only request is for you to get back to me as soon as possible as we’re running on a tight deadline.
Thanks so much! Hope to hear from you soon.
posted by: May at June 4, 2005 07:12 AM
Brilliant comment. Love the slogans. Glad to meet you.
posted by: davesgonechina at June 25, 2005 07:06 PM
That was a well-written comment and I hope that your hope’s and dreams will one day come to bear fruition.
posted by: Gordon at June 28, 2005 05:59 AM
Nice glass house you live in. I would like you to discuss poverty in China and what China is doing about it.
posted by: Sammy Hagar at July 7, 2005 10:16 PM
You are full of shit. Censor this.
posted by: Samuel Adams at July 7, 2005 10:17 PM
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