“First, I’m not surprised that a thought like that comes out of an American white kid. America is fundamentally a racist country. It tries hard to hide it, but comes out when pushed to the corner.
But I believe in the American people, at least in the thoughtful 51%. I think they will see through this, and support the Chinese Americans.”
“What concerns me most is Kimmel and ABC went ahead to air the show. Were they not sensitive enough to racist speeches? Or did they think it would cater to most of their audience’s mood/taste etc., so they decided that on this occasion they would weigh the right of free speech more than the responsibility of helping eliminate racism in the society?
The kid’s thought came naturally if he had been exposed to stories/games/tv shows that had a lot of killings happening. Maybe he did not really mean what he said. He’s but a young kid. His solution is simplistic, but I guess historically there are wars rooted from the same logic. Sometimes a kid’s naive thought is actually reflecting the very deep of human nature.
China has huge international trade surplus. The safest and most flexible way to invest that surplus, so far, is to buy US Treasury bonds. That’s how China has become the largest debt owner of the US government. But a rising power to challenge the US？ I don’t think so. The country has to be more accountable and ethical for its own people’s well being before it is able to play a leader’s role in the world to some extent.
It’s understandable that Americans are not used to seeing some signs of an empire falling, and some other countries rising. They don’t have to be so desperate. Looking back at Ancient China and the Great Britain, you’ll know everything has a cycle of rising and falling. That’s just natural. Nevertheless, I still think the US is a promising country because of its relatively reasonable social and economic system, despite many exsiting problems. ”