LETTER TO ATTORNEY LEON JEW
Thank you for your support. I respect you as WHO's adviser. I believe there are many Western Universities and think tanks of high caliber specialize in world affairs. My interest also happens to be in world affairs ever since my advocacy in the International Relation Club at Brown University some fifty years ago. Despite the abundance of research and foreign affairs publication pouring out of the Western media there is still yet any significant reference to world harmony renaissance as solution to world conflicts. However, we hear Asian leaders including China's president Hu Jintao and the new UN Secretary General Ban Ki - Moon start to mention harmony as world solution. President Hu in a major 60th UN anniverssary speech announced World harmony as solution to world conflicts. Ban Ki-Moon on Christmas eve, 2006 amid pressure from George Stephanopolis to support US foreign policy responded by saying the one crucial point of that interview. What he said was; "I am interested in working for harmony." It is no coincidence he also meant harmony as solution of world problems.
The Iraq Study Group Report headed by Baker and Hamilton included the effort of many experts and pretigious think tanks such as Institute of Policy Studies and American Enterprise Institute. The report suggested major change in US foreign polcy direction by opening dialogues in Middel East and include Iran and Syria. It fell short of suggesting consultation in harmony. All countries old and new have their different historical background and culture that in part explain that East is East and West is West. It seems that the East is more ready to talk about harmony renaissance and the West favors the promotion of democracy as world solution. Ever since the enligntenment period of 1600 the West has managed the promotion of democracy. Democracy is well known today and it affected the world in an earth shaking way. China lost its heritage in couping with the western democracy movement for at least 150 years. The irony is that harmony embraces democracy.
A country can have democracy but not necessary harmony. But a country has harmony has its own democratic consensus. Harmony practice is necessary and urgent to assure stability and sustainable development. The best system for any country is its own harmony system. On the present worldwide consumer rush the world will face great resources shortage sooner than we think. World harmony also embraces ecology and resource conservation. (More on classification of different world democracy in my future book.)
Harmony ideal was developed by Laotze 2500 years from observation of natural science to include human science. It continued to nurture China's culture and scientific development until the fall of China in the hands of the Manchus. The occupation by Manchu significantly hindered China's scientific development. This is my answer to the question posed by Prof. Needham "Why China has not produced Noble prize winner in China yet?" Until China rediscovers itself through harmony renaissance it will always play catch up to Western science and democracy. Only by rediscovering harmony and its cultural heritage can China return to crative and innovative renaissance. World harmony renaissance will help many non western countries regain their confidence.
I predict world harmony renaissance will surely come. In time, it will become a worldwide tide. I am preparing to turn over World Harmony Organization and its affiliated Commisions at the earliest moment when UN is ready. In the mean time I will play my small role to encourage the active formation of World Harmony Institute to study harmony theory and pracitce and call for worldwide conferences and World Harmony Forum to promote world dialogue on harmony solutions. World Harmony Organization is dedicated to the advocacy and pursuit of world harmony consensus. In this spirit, WHO chapter in the US is requesting support to organize the Sino-America Harmony Commission, THe Resource and Ecology Commission, World Harmony Cultural Commission and World Harmony Commission which will publish annual and preodic reports by World Harmony Watch. I appreciate all comments and suggestions. www.worldharmonyorg.net
Seasons greetings and harmony to all!
Francis C. W. Fung, Ph. D.
World Harmony Organization.