Friday, February 6, 2015

China National Rejuvenation, Dos and Don'ts

CHINA NATIONAL REJUVENATION DOS AND DON’TS BY FRANCIS C W FUNG, PH.D For National rejuvenation China must revive its own culture, introducing Western ideas only to stimulate its cultural renaissance. Xi Jinping, President of China said “China must return to her ancient rich cultural heritage as foundation for modernization. A nation without cultural roots is without soul”. China is a very open society right now it is inundated by political, religious, cultural and tradition ideas from the West. To prevent the over domination of Western ideas, China must be discriminate in the introduction of Western ideas so the national rejuvenation policy introduced by Xi Jinping not be dislodged by the on slaughter of Western thoughts. Recently the Chinese cultural reinforcement campaign launched by Xi Jinping is timely and necessary. Despite a barrage of Western media criticism comparing to the campaign of old excessive reeducation by Mao, Xi Jinping ‘s campaign is not at all a negative anti-intellectual campaign but a positive campaign to reinforce China national cultural rejuvenation. Xi Jinping’s approach is reconstructionary and not revolutionary compare to Mao. I am 75 years old, as a Chinese American scientist educated and lived in the U.S. for over 60 years, I have unique positive perspective about China and is in full support of Xi’s leadership in the coming Xi Jinping era. The following are suggested do’s and don’ts for discussion purpose on Chinese national rejuvenation: 1) China must insist on the development path of socialism with Chinese characteristics under communist party leadership. 2) China must revive ancient wisdom that are applicable to modern day culture and philosophy. As Xi Jinping well put “ China must build the new on old values. A nation without cultural roots is without soul. 3) Confucian teaching provides moral value to achieve sprirtual quality and peace of mind on this earth. There is no need to introduce Christianity to China with its superstition of holy trinity and the non sense of afterlife heaven and hell. Achieving self cultivation is to elevate our soul on this earth. Thus our soul in the form of invisible energy will continue on this earth after we passed away. 4) China must continue to modernize and innovate. Science is universal and does not just belong to the West. Every country has its own unique advantage to innovate. Continue to innovate means modernize. The idea that only the U.S. can innovate is absolute nonsense. 5) China must continue to strengthen its media and cultural export so as to tell a better Chinese story to the world. 6) Modernizing the ancient silk road is Xi Jinping’s grandest vision vitalize ancient culture and increase world connectivity. It will increase world trade, growth of the landlocked developing countries and benefit the whole world. 7) China must promote Chinese traditional festivals such as seven-seven, Yuan Xiao, Tuan Wu and Ching Ming to enrich Chinese people’s life and to reduce the commercialization of Valentin Day and Halloween Day in China 8) China must not be tempted to follow U.S. liberal democracy. China has its own teaching in harmony and democracy. China should follow the all-encompassing harmony renaissance and 8 socialist core values path to build a better life for her people!! Francis C W Fung, PH.D. Director General World Harmony Organization San Francisco, CA

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