Ten questions for President Obama (3)
21:09, April 02, 2010
8. Does President Obama believe it is possible to ameliorate America's current financial and economic crises, or balance American and Chinese economic interests during his administration without permitting reciprocal economic globalization?
Currently, America does not welcome Chinese companies wishing to invest in American companies and create and preserve jobs in America. Chinese companies are currently effectively barred from acquiring American companies, and thus from creating jobs for Americans, as American investments and companies have done successfully in China. This has to change for economic recovery to be possible.
9. Does President Obama believe that if Americans will not permit reciprocal economic globalization, American states, cities and companies that are benefiting from China's economic growth will ultimately suffer unnecessarily?
10. Does President Obama believe that major American companies that do not have profitable China strategies will be able to remain profitable in the long run?
To have profitable China strategies American companies must align their strategies and goals with the goals and strategies of Chinese companies going global. Chinese companies and workers must be allowed to integrate with American companies and workers by investing in America, particularly in those regions (such as California, Michigan, Texas and other states with dangerous unemployment levels) which are experiencing severe challenges to their continued financial and economic security. President Obama creating support in America for a new era of partnership is crucial to America's economic recovery and continued prosperity.
America and China need to save one another. Neither will have economic or national security unless both do. Together the largest developed and developing economies can do it because of what President Lincoln, who is much like Deng Xiaoping, called "our better angels." This is America and China's finest hour. But time is shorter than most of us realize. The last time we faced economic chaos on the scale that 194 nations today must collaboratively manage, our forefathers endured ten years of economic crisis and five years of World War II. Today, economic, trade, cyber or military war can only be won by being prevented. Such conflict is a zero sum game, and America and China's prosperity and peace are reciprocally essential and beneficial. Which future will America's policymakers create: a successful new era of partnership or getting tough with China?
Ending the clash of civilizations era and beginning the new era of the "collaboration of civilizations" in 2010 is essential for America's economic and national security. The new alliance of America and China implementing the Principles of Peaceful Coexistence will be an addition to and not a replacement of America's alliances with NATO, Japan, Australia, and others. Its purpose will be to assist in making the world safer by Americans' policymakers and people accepting that preparing for or conducting an economic, trade, cyber or military war with China is tragic folly not sound policy. The new alliance aligning America and China's economic and national security is what Deng Xiaoping worked wisely, tirelessly, resourcefully and therefore successfully to laid the foundations for. It is not the "G2" clique that Deng Xiaoping and China's subsequent leaders wisely eschew.
John Milligan-Whyte is called the "new Edgar Snow" and the "21st century Kissinger" and is the only non-Chinese to be elected the winner of the Social Responsibility Award from the China Business Leaders Summit. John Milligan-Whyte and Dai Min are the executive producers and co-hosts of the Collaboration of Civilizations television series adapted by the eight books they wrote in the America-China Partnership Book Series published in English and Mandarin in 2009-2010 that created the "New School of America-China Relations." They founded the America-China Partnership Foundation and Forum in 2008 and the Center for America-China Partnership in 2005, which was recognized in 2009 as "the first American think tank to combine and integrate American and Chinese perspectives providing a complete answer for America and China's success in the 21st century."
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John Milligan-Whyte and Dai Min are the executive producers and co-hosts of the Collaboration of Civilizations television series adapted by the eight books they wrote in the America-China Partnership Book Series published in English and Mandarin in 2009-2010. They founded the America-China Partnership Foundation and Forum in 2008 and the Center for America-China Partnership in 2005. E-mail: info@CenterACP.com