“Integrating U.S., Chinese Views
Can Build Bridges”
By Frank H. Wu
Detroit Free Press
December 13, 2007
This week, a nonprofit group called the Committee of 100 released an unprecedented mirror survey of American attitudes toward China and Chinese attitudes toward America. Founded by prominent Chinese Americans such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma and architect I.M. Pei, C-100 promotes good relations between China and America, along with participation of Chinese Americans in public life.
This new study reveals a paradox of hope and fear. On the one hand, both sides see common interests in trade relations. Americans are more likely to blame their own government, rather than China, for the U.S. trade deficit with China, which hit $232 billion in 2006.