Sunday, July 31, 2016

CHINA SOFT POWER RISING AND RECENT AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC SERIOUS SET BACK UPDATED BY FRANCIS C W FUNG, PH. D.

CHINA SOFT POWER RISING AND RECENT AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC SERIOUS SET BACK BY FRANCIS C W FUNG, PH. D. AMERICA, COUNTRY WITH THE MOST SOFT POWER AFTER THE FALL OF THE SOVIET EMPIRE America the leading military power also often claims it has most of the soft power of the world. Especially after the fall of the Soviet Empire, when U.S. world influence reaches its zenith. At the same breath America also looks down on China as lacking in soft power. Even Harvard professor Joseph Nye, who coined the term soft power, claims that China has no soft power. It is true after 1979 China’s reform and open up under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping, China practiced low profile diplomacy and did not promote political ideology. However, with China’s over 5000 years of continuous important history and the worldwide influence of Chinese ancient philosophers such as Confucius, Laotze and Mengtze, China has always been an influential country of culture and philosophy. Confucianism as a governing philosophy is widely practiced by all Asian nations up to modern day. China is a cultural state and not a political state as described by Martin Jacques in “When China Rules the World”. CHINA, THE RISING SOFT POWER NATION UNDER PRESIDENT XI JINGPING After 30 years of phenomenal economic growth, China now is the biggest economic country by purchasing power according to World Bank. By 2020 China will become the biggest world economic power in absolute terms surpassing America. Under the leadership of President Xi Jingping, China is spreading the philosophy of mutual development, community of common destiny and win-win cooperation. This unique world unity philosophy has its roots in ancient Confucian teaching, when Confucian Scholars promoted the concept of Great Unity (Da Tong), the teachings of Benevolence (Ren) and “All men are brothers within four seas.” Since 2013, President Xi Jingping has initiated the grand vision to revitalize the Ancient Silk Road, which was the main conduit of East and West cultural and economic exchanges since the ancient times to 18th century. Through this ancient Silk Road and the marine Silk Road Chinese inventions such as Compass, paper, printing and dynamite were transferred to Europe through Arabian countries, without these inventions Europe may not as advanced today with the European Renaissance. The Chinese Silk Road revitalization, termed the “One Belt One Road” initiative is a grand initiative to connect Western Europe, South East Asia and China through Central Asia and Eastern Europe by an economic belt with all modern infrastructures such as high-speed rails, internet and power transmission lines. A 21st century marine ocean road with modern ports and infrastructures will connect China to Africa through South East Asia, Arabian nations. Through this grand “One belt One Road” initiative China will be spreading the philosophy of mutual development, community of common destiny and win-win cooperation to all the emerging nations, thus leading to the 21st Century globalization that will be more wide spread and inclusive than the current failing 20th century globalization led by America. Inevitably, by 2020 when China has invested 1 trillion dollars to the “One Belt One Road” initiative that will lead to 2.5 trillion dollars annual trade between China and the Silk Road nations, China’s soft power will no doubt surpass the U.S. without using political ideology. RECENT AMERICAN DIPLOMACY SERIOUS SET BACK The inevitable China rise in soft power is evidenced by the recent major U.S. set back in diplomacy. When China launched the Asian Infrastructures Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2014, America out of self-interest was doing all it can to convince its NATO and Asian allies not to join the AIIB. America was concerned that the AIIB will challenge U.S. dominance by competing with World Bank and Asian Development bank both controlled by America. For the first time in modern history America influence failed to win world support in a major world undertaking of great consequences. Despite America’s arm twisting, major NATO European Nations joined AIIB as founding partners and all Asian nations joined with the exception of Japan. To vent its anger, America described U.K.s joining the AIIB as an act of kowtowing to China. Actually by not joining, America is being isolated in buildup of the “One Belt One Road” initiative, the greatest infrastructure building project in human history. It is unanimous among all U.S. scholars and diplomats, America suffered a historical diplomatic set back and is a big loser in this case. The recent America “pivot to Asia” was designed to constraint China’s rise of influence. The South China Sea territory conflict was exploited by America in all angles possible as an outsider in the name of Freedom of Navigation to assert its hegemony. In reality South China Sea freedom of navigation is never a problem, all concerned nations including China and U.S. have vested interest to maintain freedom of navigation. To challenge China’s influence, America was determined to use the strategy of divide and conquer by forming military alliances throughout Asia. In a not so subtle speech at the Shangri-La Security Conference, the U.S. Defense Secretary, Ashe Carter, announced China’s building of public service infrastructures such as light houses, weather observation stations and traunami warning buoys is like building a great wall of sand to isolate itself. In its all-out effort to win influence to constrain China, America wastes no efforts to pressure ASEAN 2016 Conference to side with Philippine in its dispute with China. To America’s dismay the final ASEAN declaration demanded outside nations not to interfere in the South China Sea dispute and the best resolution of dispute is through bilateral negotiation between countries involved, this is the Chinese position all along. Without any doubt this is the most humiliating historical defeat of U.S. hegemony since the glory days when America could block China’s rightful U.N. entry from 1949 to 1971. For 22 years American hegemony ruled the U.N. and denied China’s rightful position as a U.N. founding member. From the days as dictator of U.N. to today’s failure to influence ASEAN for our self-interest to contain China is indeed a drastic decline in U.S. world soft power. A MULTI POLAR WORLD OF PEACE AND HARMONY IS BETTER WITHOUT AMERICAN HEGEMONY In conclusion, the world with China rising is leading to a multipolar world. Especially with the rise of all the emerging nations along the “One Belt One Road’ initiative, the 21st century globalization will be complete and all inclusive, much more prosperous and harmonious than the failing 20th century globalization. Thus the rebalance of world soft power is a very positive movement that all nations will support!!! In Service of World Harmony Francis C W Fung, PH.D. Director General World Harmony Organization San Francisco, CA

CHINA SOFT POWER RISING AND RECENT AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC SERIOUS SET BACK; BY FRANCIS C W FUNG, PH. D.

CHINA SOFT POWER RISING AND RECENT AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC SERIOUS SET BACK BY FRANCIS C W FUNG, PH. D. AMERICA, COUNTRY WITH THE MOST SOFT POWER AFTER THE FALL OF THE SOVIET EMPIRE America the leading military power also often claims it has most of the soft power of the world. Especially after the fall of the Soviet Empire, when U.S. world influence reaches its zenith. At the same breath America also looks down on China as lacking in soft power. Even Harvard professor Joseph Nye, who coined the term soft power, claims that China has no soft power. It is true after 1979 China’s reform and open up under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping, China practiced low profile diplomacy and did not promote political ideology. However, with China’s over 5000 years of continuous important history and the worldwide influence of Chinese ancient philosophers such as Confucius, Laotze and Mengtze, China has always been an influential country of culture and philosophy. Confucianism as a governing philosophy is widely practiced by all Asian nations up to modern day. China is a cultural state and not a political state as described by Martin Jacques in “When China Rules the World”. CHINA, THE RISING SOFT POWER NATION UNDER PRESIDENT XI JINGPING After 30 years of phenomenal economic growth, China now is the biggest economic country by purchasing power according to World Bank. By 2020 China will become the biggest world economic power in absolute terms surpassing America. Under the leadership of President Xi Jingping, China is spreading the philosophy of mutual development, community of common destiny and win-win cooperation. This unique world unity philosophy has its roots in ancient Confucian teaching, when Confucian Scholars promoted the concept of Great Unity (Da Tong), the teachings of Benevolence (Ren) and “All men are brothers within four seas.” Since 2013, President Xi Jingping has initiated the grand vision to revitalize the Ancient Silk Road, which was the main conduct of East and West cultural and economic exchange since the ancient times to 18th century. Through this ancient Silk Road and the marine Silk Road Chinese inventions such as Compass, paper, printing and dynamite were transferred to Europe through Arabian countries, without this inventions Europe may not as advanced as today with the European Renaissance. The Chinese Silk Road revitalization, termed the “One Belt One Road” initiative is a grand initiative to connect Western Europe, South East Asia and China through Central Asia and Eastern Europe through an economic belt by all modern infrastructures such as high-speed rails, internet and power transmission lines. A 21st century marine ocean road with modern ports and infrastructures will connect China to Africa through South East Asia, Arab to Africa. Through this grand “One belt One Road” initiative China will be spreading the philosophy of mutual development, community of common destiny and win-win cooperation to all the emerging nations, thus leading to the 21st Century globalization that will be more wide spread and inclusive than the current failing 20th century globalization led by America. Inevitably, by 2020 when China has invested 1 trillion dollars to the “One Belt One Road” initiative that will lead to 2.5 trillion dollars annual trade between China and the Silk Road nations, China’s soft power will no doubt surpass the U.S. without using political ideology. RECENT AMERICAN DIPLOMACY SERIOUS SET BACK The inevitable China rise in soft power is evidenced by the recent major U.S. set back in diplomacy. When China launched the Asian Infrastructures Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2014, America out of self-interest was doing all it can to convince its NATO and Asian allies not to join the AIIB. America was concerned that the AIIB will challenge U.S. dominance by competing with World Bank and Asian Development bank both controlled by America. For the first time in modern history America influence failed to win world support in a major world undertaking of major consequences. Despite America’s arm twisting major NATO European Nations joined AIIB as founding partners and all Asian nations joined with the exception of Japan. To vent its anger America described U.K.s joining the AIIB as an act of kowtowing to China. Actually by not joining, America is being isolated in buildup of the “One Belt One Road” initiative, the greatest infrastructure building project in human history. It is unanimous among all U.S. scholars and diplomats, America suffered a historical diplomatic set back and is a big loser in this case. The recent America “pivot to Asia” was designed to constraint China’s rise of influence. The South China Sea territory conflict was exploited by America in all angles possible as an outsider in the name of Freedom of Navigation to assert its hegemony. In reality South China Sea freedom of navigation is never a problem, all concerned nations including China and U.S. have vested interest to maintain freedom of navigation. To challenge China’s influence America was determined to use the strategy of divide and conquer by forming military alliances throughout Asia. In a not so subtle speech at the Shangri-La Security Conference, the U.S. Defense Secretary, Ashe Carter, announced China’s building of public service infrastructures such as light houses, weather observation stations and traunami warning buoys is like building a great wall of sand to isolate itself. In its all-out effort to win influence to constrain China, America wastes no efforts to pressure ASEAN 2016 Conference to side with Philippine in its dispute with China. To America’s dismay the final ASEAN declaration demanded outside nations not to interfere in the South China Sea dispute and the best resolution of dispute is through bilateral negotiation between countries involved, the Chinese position all along. Without any doubt this is the most humiliating historical defeat of U.S. hegemony since the glory days when America could block China’s rightful U.N. entry from 1949 to 1971. For 22 years American hegemony ruled the U.N. and denied China’s rightful position as U.N. founding member. From the days as dictator of U.N. to today’s failure to influence ASEAN for our self-interest to contain China is indeed a drastic decline in U.S. world soft power. A MULTIPOLAR OF PEACE AND HARMONY IS BETTER WITHOUT AMERICAN HEGEMONY In conclusion, the world with China rising is leading to a multipolar world. Especially with the rise of all the emerging nations along the “One Belt One Road’ initiative, the 21st century globalization will be complete and all inclusive, much more prosperous and harmonious than the failing 20th century globalization. Thus the rebalance of world soft power is a very positive movement that all nations will support!!! In Service of World Harmony Francis C W Fung, PH.D. Director General World Harmony Organization San Francisco, CA

Monday, June 13, 2016

UNITY OF MANKIND IS A PHILOSOPHY, CANNOT BE A RELIGION NOR NATIONAL POLITICS BY FRANCIS C W FUNG, PH.D.

UNITY OF MANKIND IS A PHILOSOPHY, CANNOT BE A RELIGION NOR NATIONAL POLITICS BY FRANCIS C W FUNG, PH.D. I listened to Obama on June 12,2016 spoke out against one of the most horrific single terrorist shooting in the world as leader of the most powerful and prosperous nation, a Nobel peace laureate no less. I was extremely disappointed. In his high sounding speech, he spoke only of unity of America that America must unite under “our value”. He left out completely the cause of terrorism and our responsibility that it may arise from the conflicts of cultures and to some degree terrorism may be the direct result of our misadventure in the Middle East. He never spoke about the UNITY of MANKIND, that under this great unity, cultural conflict and thus terrorism may be minimized. UNITY of MANKIND is not a new philosophy, in fact in the ancient civilization of China, dating back to 2000 years ago, during the days of Waring States, Confucius travelled from State to State to teach UNITY of MANKIND. His sayings that “All men are brothers within the four seas” and “the day of great world unity will surely come” still ring in our ears today. The Baha’i Faith preaches a unity of mankind under the Baha’I Faith. U.S. preaches a unity of mankind that is based on our “universal values”. For those nations who do not believe in our “universal values” we are free to use our military power to launch “regime change” as in our Iraq and Afghanistan misadventures that led to the current terrorism movements. For discussion purpose, I classified UNITY OF MANKIND believes under three categories, namely philosophical, religious and national political. The Baha’i Faith Unity of Mankind is preconditioned on the doctrine that one must accept the Baha’i teaching and the one true God. The U.S. Unity of Mankind is preconditioned of every nation accept our political system of universal suffrage. Universal suffrage may appeal to individualism but at risk of overlooking group welfares of a nation. In order to implement the U.S. idea of Unity of Mankind, America is obsessed with the idea of leadership by absolute military power to the demise of the occupied nation’s welfare. As an ancient culture China was a nation of philosophy. China did not have a national religion, it embraced foreign religions, neither did China had a unified political ideology. After the period of “Let hundreds of (Philosophical) schools contend. Let hundreds of flowers bloom” during Warring States China settled down to Confucian philosophy to guide family order, national stability and world unity as mentioned earlier. After the last 30 some years of economic progress in China, President Xi Jingping is sounding a call of letting philosophy flourish. He is calling for seizing the current critical development period to rejuvenate and innovate philosophical revival. In a June 12, 2016 speech, he called for reviving philosophy (See my paper “TIME FOR PHILOSOPHY TO FLOURISH REJUVENATION OF CHINA AND HARMONY FOR THE WORLD) by launching a nationwide system engineering program that will include approaches of continuing ancient philosophy and preserving national characteristics at the same time innovate and keep up to day by opening up, also exhibiting systematic and professional thinking. In implementation he advised all government officials to think more about philosophy than political ideology; he restructures Marxism Research Institutes by expanding their philosophical content by rewriting Marxism and Maoism as philosophy; he also requires engineering teaching institutes and universities to establish philosophy departments and high school and university textbooks to increase philosophy contents. I believe President Xi’s programs will lead China back to its cultural tradition of Middle Kingdom rich in philosophy. World Unity as I shall expound in the following can only achieved by diverse philosophical thoughts rather than religions nor national political ideology. World Unity in simple terms is just multipolar globalization without hegemony and religious strife. The world connectivity as proposed by President Xi’s “One Belt One Road” initiative is a very important step. One Belt One road initiative revives the ancient silk road by connecting 60 % of the world population into a community of common destiny of mutual development. In basic terms the new silk road is the connectivity philosophy that can be shared by different culture. It is a concept that benefits the world. That is why it still binds the world, despite the different names that is conceived by different affinity regions. In China it is called the One belt One road initiative, in Russia it is called the Eurasia Union and in Mongolia and Arab it is called the Great Caravan Road. Philosophy is not doctrine based. It is often inclusive of different cultures, thus the same philosophy can be internalized in different cultural images, thus more universal. The world in long term perspective tends towards greater unity. Due to the advancement of transportation and communication, unity of mankind is often talked about and long overdue. The remaining question is how we are going to achieve unity. Of the three approaches the more likely candidate is through diverse but inclusive philosophy concepts but leading to the same end results as discussed in the above new silk road example. Both religions and politics as doctrines tend to be engrossed in jargons that demand strict following. Philosophy is the highest human form of cultural thinking that does not abide by religious or political commands. In the long term philosophy is going to outlast religion or political ideology. Philosophy as inclusive thinking is likely more free and human spirited. Religion demands obedience to the almighty God and politics demand obedience to the political party. Philosophy can flourish without higher organization control. I believe European Renaissance enlightenment did not go far enough as to replace religion by the then flourishing philosophy. In comparison, philosophy is the highest form of human endeavor that questions the meaning of life, the existence of God and the purpose of government. As such it allows the freest, no boundary and most timeless thinking. Religion is preconditioned upon faith upon one true God and all the human institution trappings that go with that religion. The fundamental clash among different religions has always been which religion represents the one true God. As to political ideology, U.S. being the strongest military power in the world, claims world leadership and hence the only political system with universal truth. In fact the U.S. government often indulges in short term and selfish thinking. U.S. hegemony is known not to accept multipolar thinking is against Unity of Mankind consist of diverse culture. On the contrary as explained in the above example of connectivity philosophy of new silk road contains diverse cultural elements to achieve connectivity. Furthermore, the return of Unity of Mankind as a philosophy called for by President Xi will be the most outstanding example for the world that will set the motion for world unity. Chinese culture has a natural affinity for diversity. The most famous theme for Chinese traditional painting is hundreds of birds or peonies to mean happiness and prosperity. This is a reflection of Chinese ancient believe of “Let hundreds of school contend. Let hundreds of flowers bloom” during the Warring States. In time the One Belt, One Road connectivity initiative and Unity of Mankind philosophy called for by president Xi will lead to the 21st century Globalization that will bring the world to the next level of development beyond European Renaissance and the 20th century globalization. The world will finally realize true inclusive unity of mankind with China again become the Middle Kingdom( See my Paper China will again be the Middle Kingdom in 21st Century). In Service of World Harmony Francis C W Fung, Ph.D. Director General World Harmony Organization San Francisco, CA

Saturday, June 11, 2016

THE CHINESE RENAISSANCE AND GREAT ENTREPRENEUR REVOLUTION UNDER PRESIDENT XI JINGPING UPDATED BY FRANCIS C W FUNG, PH.D.

THE CHINESE RENAISSANCE AND GREAT ENTREPRENEUR REVOLUTION UNDER PRESIDENT XI JINGPING UPDATED BY FRANCIS C W FUNG, PH.D. David Gosset, founder of the Euro-China Forum, in a paper titled “The Sino-Western Relations in a World of Change” proposed a mutually transformative co-existence as a balance between new forms of governance and a new form of ancient Chinese socio-political practices. He suggested that this coexistence is one of the major real life counter-arguments to Francis Fukuyama’s narrative on the End of History by the current Chinese Renaissance and its effect on the world system. What are behind the current Chinese Renaissance are the major movements of China Dream and Rejuvenation initiated by President Xi Jingping since he came to power in2013. Xi followed up with his Chinese Renaissance effort with his promotion to bring back ancient Chinese cultural teaching and values as summarized by my paper “Time for Philosophy to Flourish, rejuvenation of China and Harmony of the World Updated” China as ancient Middle Kingdom was most prosperous during Han, Tang and Song dynasties when China was also most open. President Xi’s initiative of “The New Silkroad Economic Belt and 21st Century Marine Silkroad”(One Belt One Road” in short) will open China to the world far beyond the ancient Silkroad. In a paper titled “China will Again be the Middle Kingdom in 21st Century” I foresaw the coming of the China centered 21st century globalization that will bring a broader and more prosperous world replacing the waning 20th century globalization, which came to an end due to the 2008 financial crises caused by U.S. toxic financial assets. The 21st Century great vision of “One Belt One Road” combined with China’s current great Entrepreneurship Revolution will continue to drive the 21st century globalization to new heights of world prosperity. In David Gosset’s paper he stated that “China is at the dawn of a Great Entrepreneurship Revolution in 2015, around 8 private companies have been registered every minute in the country- 12,000 new companies registered per day. The connections between Western and Chinese private entrepreneurs guarantee the continuation of China’s opening up will create not only global economic but also social values. Western modernity has positively contributed to the transformation of China but a metamorphosed and global China can take the world to another of prosperity and human development.” In another of my paper titled ”Why President Xi Jingping is good for China and World Harmony”, I demonstrated that President Xi’s many comprehensive and inclusive visions qualify him as the most effective world statesman of the 21st century. Under his leadership China will become the Middle Kingdom again leading the world to a new 21st century globalized prosperity that will be more comprehensive and inclusive than the 20th century vanishing globalization led by the U.S. The 21st century globalization brings a more harmonious world minus U.S. hegemony. This world harmony will be maintained by a mutually transformative coexistence, a balance between new forms of governance and ancient socio-political practices exemplified by Chinese Renaissance. This is what David Gosset hoped in his paper “that the future world will be a major real life counter argument to Francis Fukuyama’s narrative on The end of History” In Service of World Harmony Francis C W Fung,Ph.D. Director General World Harmony Organization San Francisco, CA

THE CHINESE RENAISSANCE AND GREAT ENTREPRENEUR REVOLUTION UNDER PRESIDENT XI JINGPING BY FRANCIS C W FUNG, PH.D.

THE CHINESE RENAISSANCE AND GREAT ENTREPRENEUR REVOLUTION UNDER PRESIDENT XI JINGPING BY FRANCIS C W FUNG, PH.D. David Gosset, founder of the Euro-China Forum, in a paper titled “The Sino-Western Relations in a World of Change” proposed a mutually transformative co-existence as a balance between new forms of governance and a new form of ancient Chinese socio-political practices. He suggested that this coexistence is one of the major real life counter-arguments to Francis Fukuyama’s narrative on the End of History by the current Chinese Renaissance and its effect on the world system. What are behind the current Chinese Renaissance are the major movements of China Dream and Rejuvenation initiated by President Xi Jingping since he came to power in2013. Xi followed up with his Chinese Renaissance effort with his promotion to bring back ancient Chinese cultural teaching and values as summarized by my paper “Time for Philosophy to Flourish, rejuvenation of China and Harmony of the World Updated” China as ancient Middle Kingdom was most prosperous during Han, Tang and Song dynasties when China was also most open. President Xi’s initiative of “The New Silkroad Economic Belt and 21st Century Marine Silkroad”(One Belt One Road” in short) will open China to the world far beyond the ancient Silkroad. In a paper titled “The China will Again be the Middle Kingdom in 21st Century” I foresaw the coming of the China centered 21st century globalization that will bring a broader and more prosperous world replacing the waning 20th century globalization, which came to an end due to the 2008 financial crises caused by U.S. toxic financial assets. The 21st Century great vision of “One Belt One Road” combined with China’s current great Entrepreneurship Revolution will continue to drive the 21st century globalization to new heights of world prosperity. In David Gusset’s paper he stated that “China is at the dawn of a Great Entrepreneurship Revolution in 2015, around 8 private companies have been registered every minute in the country- 12,000 new companies registered per day. The connections between Western and Chinese private entrepreneurs guarantee the continuation of China’s opening up will create not only global economic but also social values. Western modernity has positively contributed to the transformation of China but a metamorphosed and global China can take the world to another of prosperity and human development.” In another of my paper titled ”Why President Xi Jingping is good for China and World Harmony”, I demonstrated that President Xi’s many comprehensive and inclusive visions qualify him as the most effective world statesman of the 21st century. Under his leadership China will become the Middle Kingdom again leading the world to a new 21st century globalized prosperity that will be more comprehensive and inclusive than the 20th century vanishing globalization led by the U.S. The 21st century globalization brings a more harmonious world minus U.S. hegemony. This world harmony will be maintained by a mutually transformative coexistence, a balance between new forms of governance and ancient socio-political practices exemplified by Chinese Renaissance. This is what David Gosset hoped in his paper that the future world will be a major real life counter argument to Francis Fukuyama’s narrative on “The end of History” In Service of World Harmony Francis C W Fung,Ph.D. Director General World Harmony Organization San Francisco, CA

Thursday, May 26, 2016

TIME FOR PHILOSOPHY TO FLOURISH REJUVENATION OF CHINA AND HARMONY FOR THE WORLD, UPDATED

TIME FOR PHILOSOPHY TO FLOURISH REJUVENATION OF CHINA AND HARMONY FOR THE WORLD, UPDATED "Xi, it is time for philosophy to flourish." Rejuvenation of China is the rise of Chinese culture. Philosophy is human wisdom above religion. It is the soul of a nation. Human created God, not the other way around. Harmony is the essence of philosophy, rule of nature. Philosophy is the highest human abstract thinking. In all art form it can soar above heaven. It is human wisdom without limit. Human strength comes from self-discipline. It comes from within. It can be guided by a self-founded national philosophy, not law imposed from outside. Philosophy is usually comes as guidance and up to self-discipline. U.S. crime and drug problems ultimately can only solved by self-discipline and not by law alone. Chinese culture is strong in philosophy and self-discipline. Philosophy propagates by resonance. China did not need to use force to spread its ancient culture. Yet Chinese styled Confucian culture is practiced all over the world especially in Asia. American culture is strong in law and ideology. They are not inherent human nature like philosophy. Thus America is inclined to preach and forcefully interfering in other countries domestic affairs. In today's fast internet world and social media we must learn eastern philosophy guidance with self-discipline. Western liberal thinking teaches us behaviors without self-restraint. All Confucian scholars know we must discipline ourselves with good virtue, learn to manage our family harmoniously before we can govern our nation for the benefit of our people, then we can bring peace and harmony to the world. Eastern philosophy teaches meritocracy and world unity. All men are brothers within the four seas. We are constantly reminded of this belief. The merits of Eastern philosophy teach us to uphold the mantra of community of common destiny. This belief will cultivate the necessary win-win cooperation spirit for world harmony. Western extreme liberal thinking breeds selfishness and aggression. That is the reason today’s world is mired in hopeless self-destruction. Harmony and peace can only be achieved by a rebalance of East and West culture. For world peace and harmony America and China must learn from each other. In service of harmony Francis C W Fung, PH.D. Director General World Harmony Organization San Francisco, CA