Greeting from Tianjin, China, the major commercial port city east of
Beijing, at my middle of China-U.S. solidarity working trip. (For more
information about the city: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianjin
(The famous Tianjin Xikai Catholic Church in the city center)
For the past few weeks I had been staying with my family, because my
father had a very serious medical emergency, he's currently in the
intense care unity (ICU)...he is slowly recovering but need to stay in the
hospital few more months for medical observation, surgery and
(Tianjin Hexi Public Hospital, where my father is stay)
Last year I had busy working traveling between China and US to build
bi-national activist solidarity and justice movements. Our office in the Wuxi
has been open, we had many networking opportunities meeting with many activists,
youth, academia, government officials from different areas at across
There's many success as well as difficulties, while I am Chinese speaks
Mandarin fluently, yet they still looking me as "foreigner" giving me different
types of assumption (as well as unnecessary social privileges), I
always need hide my overseas status, to be very humble in order
to overcome our communication differences and distrust.
Yet, I also aware that the surging of the
neo-liberal/anti-communist/pro-capitalist/pro-US/pro-imperialist Chinese right
wings, their rhetoric are more then Fox News and pretend to be more US
experts then American and me. Therefore; I need to stand firm to counter
(A new year's eve hot pot dinner with my family at Tianjin)
Lat year, The World had been seeing many historical moments--The
so-called "Arab Spring" around middle east and North Africa toppled many
US-backed dictators; the alleged US killing of Osama bin Laden; the NATO
war against Libya and the killing of Muammar Qadaafi; US "ending" the war
and occupation in Iraq; the Occupied Wall Street Movements...our struggles
While celebrating a new year and making a new year wishes I need to
encourage everyone continue to fight against injustice, end the war and
occupation, end hunger, peace and love for every one...that's the reason I
travel everyone travel across the World to build a mutually respect
cross-country solidarity movements.
Your help will to be part of this work will be highly to appreciated!
That's my new year wishes!
Happy New Year 2012!