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Comments for Don Tow's Website http://www.dontow.com Mon, 26 Dec 2022 19:37:25 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 Comment on Panel Discussion on “Changing U.S.-China Relations and Their Impact on Chinese In the U.S. and Elsewhere” ** by Tim Zebo http://www.dontow.com/2022/12/panel-discussion-on-changing-u-s-china-relations-and-their-impact-on-chinese-in-the-u-s-and-elsewhere/#comment-2722374 Mon, 26 Dec 2022 19:37:25 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=7920#comment-2722374 Sadly, aren’t we watching the CCP behave like a 4 year-old???

Imagine the different response the CCP would evoke from Taiwan if, instead of constantly sending warplanes on “surprise visits” close to Taiwanese air space!!!, the CCP would help Taiwan solve its (e.g.) air pollution, Summer heat, or typhoon problems!!!

Or, if not, why not?

What am I missing here?

“Taiwan reports China’s largest incursion yet to air defence zone.

China has stepped up its diplomatic, military and economic pressure in recent years on the self-governed island to accept Beijing’s rule.”


Comment on A Historic Settlement for Sherry Chen Against U.S. Government’s Wrongful Prosecutions** by larry tan http://www.dontow.com/2022/12/a-historic-settlement-for-sherry-chen-against-u-s-governments-wrongful-prosecutions/#comment-2709773 Sun, 18 Dec 2022 00:07:37 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=7940#comment-2709773 Dr.Tow,
it is thrilling to read the writing on Ms. Sherry Chen’s final result of her prolonged legal battle against US commerce Dept., its corruption and racial discrimination practices are beyond imagination, make me wonder if we are still living in a so-called Democracy and justice country?

Regardless, cheers to Sherry Chen for prevailing the 10-years hardship and obtained the final win. As an Chinese American, I encourage everyone of us should be strong and resilient when fighting the unfair prosecutions like this one.

Best, Larry, a retired silicon valley techie.

Comment on Panel Discussion on “Changing U.S.-China Relations and Their Impact on Chinese In the U.S. and Elsewhere” ** by Roger S. Dong http://www.dontow.com/2022/12/panel-discussion-on-changing-u-s-china-relations-and-their-impact-on-chinese-in-the-u-s-and-elsewhere/#comment-2708365 Thu, 15 Dec 2022 21:32:16 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=7920#comment-2708365 Hello Don Tow,
Thanks for all your updates.
May I introduce myself, as I lecture on modern China and have views on China, Taiwan and the United States that gives a slightly different view of this this triangular relationship as well as the big tensions between us and China.
My background is different from the scholars and experts we find everywhere. I am a retired intelligence officer who has been following China since 1972. I have knowledge of China that is rarely incorporated by most “experts.” I call myself a China specialist and don’t consider myself an expert.
Served 37+years in the Air Force and Department of Defense and recognized by the Secretary of Defense, the Director of Defense Intelligence and Director of Central Intelligence for my report writing during my long military/intelligence career. I am the most highly decorated intelligence officer in the nation. I must state that there are many intelligence officers who have served who are more competent than I, but I was in the right place at the right time and received recognition for my information reporting.
My current lecture is “The United States, China and Taiwan.” My lecture provides details of modern China, the CCP, the Central Committee, the Politboro and the Standing Committee of the Politboro (SCP). It includes some details of the history of Xi Jinping, who is the major Chinese leader today.
The main point of my talk is that the leaders of China in the SCP is to achieve the China Dream, which is to be the most powerful economy nation in the world. That is their number 1 priority. Any conflict with America will threaten their top priority, therefore, I have been explaining that a conflict over Taiwan is highly unlikely.
To date, my logical explanation has been correct and contradicts many experts who have been warning about imminent conflict for the past 2 years.
If you need me to participate in any discussion, I am available.
Roger S. Dong, Lt Colonel, USAF (retired), Chairman, Chinese American Heroes

Comment on The Physics of Martial Arts: Breaking Boards by Howard B http://www.dontow.com/2008/06/the-physics-of-martial-arts-breaking-boards/#comment-2702638 Thu, 08 Dec 2022 16:30:59 +0000 http://dontow.com/wordpress/?p=63#comment-2702638 Don,
I agree generally with your statement, and I appreciate the equations.
I studied marshall arts almost 50 years ago. Yun Mu Quan (flower style)
taught by a former Shao Lin monk.
We had a weekend seminar- practice, sitting, lots of sparring, and board
breaking. We had to break 2- 1 x 6 inch pine boards using our chi.
My method of accessing my chi was through visualization, to keep seeing me
doing it overr and over. Just before my turn, I decided to change my aim point to a few inches behind the boards.
That had the effect of increasing my arm speed, and I shattered those boards,
as well as sending the two black belts holding the boards flying backwards
about 10 feet. They could not believe it- the Master was doubled over
Having done this I appreciate the physics to further understand.
Chi is amazing and real.
Howard B

Comment on Perspective on U.S.-China Relationship – War or Peace by Corinne http://www.dontow.com/2022/09/perspective-on-u-s-china-relationship-war-or-peace/#comment-2543895 Mon, 05 Sep 2022 11:36:37 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=7840#comment-2543895 Don you make many good points.

Organizations that support peace are important. All governments have done good as well as evil things to others. With education one can learn to make choices that help humanity. Unfortunately sometimes these choices are shortsighted as with the last administration and create massive problems which slow the growth of peace. You are correct in advocating support for organizations that work to stem the silliness that is growing in the US and elsewhere worldwide. But education is the key. Good education.

Comment on A Conversation with Tamaki Matsuoka: “The Conscience of Japan” by Christina leung http://www.dontow.com/2022/06/a-conversation-with-tamaki-matsuoka-the-conscience-of-japan/#comment-2397356 Sat, 02 Jul 2022 18:35:22 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=7674#comment-2397356 Your article makes the public aware of the significant work of Tamaki, as well as to add more concrete evidence & valuable testimony of the Nanking massacre.

Your question to Tamaki, “Did you know that this project would consume you full time ……”, probably, a similar question applies to your website too. Various related articles in your website indicate numerous time, effort, & energy spent before publication. I understand your endurance because many years ago I worked on a web-page on the Chinese-Americans’ contribution to the development of USA.

Comment on A Conversation with Tamaki Matsuoka: “The Conscience of Japan” by Sharon Dolled http://www.dontow.com/2022/06/a-conversation-with-tamaki-matsuoka-the-conscience-of-japan/#comment-2349552 Sat, 04 Jun 2022 23:39:50 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=7674#comment-2349552 I am glad that Tamaki has still been able to continue her work to seek out survivors of the Massacre at Nanking as well as soldiers from the Japanese Imperial Army. She has recorded horrid crimes against the Chinese and others during WW II. This information still needs to be further brought into the schools for young students to become aware of the atrocities.

Comment on U.S. Foreign Policy: Not Acknowledging History and Tempting Starting a Nuclear War by S. B. Woo http://www.dontow.com/2022/06/u-s-foreign-policy-not-acknowledging-history-and-tempting-starting-a-nuclear-war/#comment-2342236 Wed, 01 Jun 2022 12:49:13 +0000 https://www.dontow.com/?p=7659#comment-2342236 Dear Don:

You have the courage to select “untouchable” topics and discuss it openly. That is very rare in the Chinese American community, and in the mainstream media. I salute you for that.

However, I like to encourage you to greatly improve the quality of your publications. One example is your statement “then it crosses the openly stated red line of the People’s Republic of China,”. When you raise such a point, you are obligated to tell your readers what this “openly stated red line of PRC” is, and reference your source(s). Your current publications read to me that you are stating your personal views. It lacks the authority of a carefully researched article.

Thank you. Please keep doing what you are doing, but greatly improve the quality of your publications. S. B. Woo

PS: I don’t understand your 2nd and 3rd boxes above. Please give more explanation. Thank you.

Comment on Soccer by Don http://www.dontow.com/soccer/#comment-2302881 Sun, 08 May 2022 16:30:16 +0000 http://dontow.com/wordpress/?page_id=2#comment-2302881 Currently there is no audiobook version of my book.

Comment on Soccer by Tim http://www.dontow.com/soccer/#comment-2302135 Sun, 08 May 2022 05:56:30 +0000 http://dontow.com/wordpress/?page_id=2#comment-2302135 I totally agree that playing without the ball is as important if not more important than playing with possession of the ball. Is there an audiobook version of your publication as well?