Why Chinese-Americans Visit China, Hong Kong or Taiwan

Why Chinese-Americans Visit China, Hong Kong or Taiwan

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Chinese Americans
Chinese Americans

A poll was conducted of 354 Chinese Americans who were chosen at random nationwide by from a surname list.

They were asked a series of questions about their attitudes toward China and their views on China and US-China Relations.

Question 24:

For what purpose did you visit China. Taiwan or Hong Kong?

5. Born/raised there – a very small number of respondents chose this answer (13)

4. Business & pleasure – just 21 respondents chose this (it is one reason why I went.) I happened to find a wife on one of these trips, too!

3. Business – 21 respondents

2. Vacation – 67 respondents

The number one reason –

1. Visit Family – 164 respondents. It seems that more than 80% of Chinese-Americans have been to China, Taiwan or Hong Kong and nearly half of them went to find/meet their roots.

Why have you gone to China?

These survey results were taken from a poll conducted by the Committee of 100.

The Committee of 100 is a national, nonpartisan organization composed of prominent American citizens of Chinese descent.  The members of this group pool their resources to address important issues that concern the Chinese/American community but, imho, more importantly foster better US-Greater China relations.

Recently, this group tasked the polling firm ZOGBY to conduct an extensive survey of American Attitudes Toward China.

They polled the General Population (General Public) as well as Chinese Americans. Business leaders, Opinion leaders and Congressional staffers, subsets of the general public were also polled.

In keeping with the Committee of 100 ideals I hope it will create discussion and be used to better understand U.S.-China relations and help those concerned to formulate recommendations on how to improve relationships between these two great countries.

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Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

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  1. Bill, I didn’t know about this group but how exciting. After working with leaders deep in China for many weeks, I am always amazed at how little we knew when we went there. We need a committee of 100 – and hopefully it will fan out to inform the rest of us about ways we can grow better bonds. What an opportunity we miss if we do not. Thanks for the inspiration, Bill!

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