As the U.S. war machine targets China, more and more Americans are rejecting pro-war propaganda and efforts to demonize a society of 1.4 billion people. At the recent China-U.S. summit in San Francisco, both governments agreed to increase direct flights to facilitate people-to-people exchanges and hopefully de-escalate overall tensions. This is a great opportunity for Americans to travel to China and recognize firsthand that people there are not our enemies.
Two peace activists did just that earlier this year. Last month, Pivot to Peace co-founder Julie Tang and Veterans for Peace - China Working Group cc-coordinator Michael Wong got back from China. Touring multiple cities - including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing, and Hong Kong - they met people at the forefront of U.S. intervention in the region, and visited key historical landmarks and museums that serve as a prescient reminder of China’s anti-colonial struggle.
CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans, who just came back from China herself, and China Is Not Our Enemy campaign coordinator Cale Holmes will host both of them on November 29 at 1pm PT/4pm EST as they break down what they learned on their most recent visit, why it’s important to engage with countries deemed adversaries by militarists in Washington, and their hopes for lasting peace between the world’s two largest economies.