Los Angeles Times, November 2, 1997
I am part of a group of Chinese immigrants who left our native land with minds still young and open to the world. We left with great pride in our civilization, with painful understanding of China’s humiliations and failures in the 20th century, but without the intense bitterness toward the Chinese government held by many political dissidents.
Living in the U.S., we have recognized, albeit reluctantly, China’s economic backwardness and political oppression. Nevertheless, we hold the deepest and the most sincere concern for the land of our origin.
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