Sunday, September 14, 2008

If no Xiamen, no U.S.A.!

U.S. to Expand Presence in Xiamen and Fujian?
The U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, I hear, may be expanding its work in Fujian Province, including Xiamen! That's good news for Xiamen--and the U.S. as well. Fujian, especially Xiamen, is very strategic for the U.S., and has been for centuries. It's 1/3 of the way between Hong Kong and Shanghai, on the coast facing Taiwan, home to most Overseas Chinese, home to China's only Key university in a Special Economic Zone (Xiamen University), and, most importantly, my home. :)

No Xiamen, no U.S.A.?
And, as I told over 400 American business people in a luncheon in Guangzhou a couple years ago, after Condoleeza (sp.?) Rice's special advisor had lectured us for half an hour, had it not been for Xiamen, there would not even be a U.S. of A! Remember the Boston Tea Party? December, 1773--the tea tossed into the sea was Anxi tea, shipped out of Xiamen Harbor. So were it not for Xiamen we'd still be a British colony and our judges would be wearing white wigs. I rest my case.
Enjoy Amoy!
Dr. Bill

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