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All these stories make me wonder, who are we, the Chinese? Are we the people of Olympic glory, a nation of selfless well-wishers for earthquake victims? Or are we monsters who pay people to throw away dead babies, give children poisonous vaccines, eat food cooked with gutter grease, and kill people out of revenge, however justified? As we are becoming more powerful in the world, we must ask ourselves: what are our values?
The more I ask myself these questions, the more I am convinced that we are a nation that got rich and lost its moral compass. Our value system is single-mindedly materialistic, and we have lost all respect for human life. We are rich, but our values are totally screwed up.
Despite all the attention in the press to the haggling between the U.S. and China over the value of the yuan, the ultimate fight is going to be over human values. I sincerely doubt that the all Chinese hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
For all of our sakes, I hope you win.
Huang Hung is a columnist for China Daily, the English language newspaper in China.