China and the Truth

Benjamin Ra, The Motley Fool
China and the Truth

When Kiron Skinner, former Director of Policy Planning at the State Department, floated the idea that China hailed from a different civilization and that their principles are not our principles, she was promptly attacked. Dangerous idea, said The Washington Post, notwithstanding that Skinner was expressing a "kind of respect" for China in doing so, failing to understand that this is exactly how the Chinese would see things. Between the U.S. and China, the differences go far beyond tastes and customs and enter the realm of values, morality, and even something as basic as the nature of truth.