This article was originally published in The Diplomat.
J. Michael Cole caught me red-handed. He is right that I have organized – with Patrick C.P. Ho, the deputy chairman and secretary general of the China Energy Fund Committee – a conference on Sino-American relations. Our conference, to be held on October 5 in Washington, D.C., takes place in the context of rising tensions between the United States and China. As someone who was involved in combat for two and a half years, I much prefer that people, even enemies, talk to each other rather than shoot each other; this is what this conference is all about. (And the U.S. and China are hardly enemies.)
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