The following is an email I received from Dr. Larry Diamond on December 29, 2018 at 8:19:23 PM EST.
"Dear Mr. Woo, I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your message. Given that it is now the holiday season, you should expect to receive a substantive reply within a week. (emphasis aded)
Sincerely, Larry Diamond"
I can understand that holidays could delay things a bit. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to hearing from your colleagues soon.
One of the Co-chairs replied within hours with positive News
"Mr. Woo: Forgive our tardiness. With the holidays and then two of our "working group" members ending up in the hospital on unwelcome trips, we are a little behind. But, should have you a response very shortly. Will also bemeeting with some members of the Committee of 100 this week for a friendly dinner. All best wishes for the new year. Orville Schell" (emphasis aded)
Will C-100 Clarify Or Stand Up, After the "Friendly Dinner"?
C-100's focus is U.S.-China relations. Its apparent weakness is its collective timidity and lack of substance. It doesn't dare to speak out when called for. Examples are (1) its silence when US-China relations are rapidly deteriorating, and (2) its silence after 9 weeks of having its integrity publicly questioned by footnote 20, Section 3 of a Hoover Institute (H.I.) article entitled "Chinese Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance". That footnote stated (emphasis added):
"The Chinese embassy also targets prominent Chinese Americans through theCommittee of 100, an organization of the most elite
Chinese Americans in the United States. Committee members report significant pressure from the Chinese consulate on committee
members to toe the Party line. Some prominent Committee members
are openly sympathetic to the goals of the Chinese Communist Party.
One of them is George Koo, who in addition to serving in a senior
position on the committee is also listed as an 'overseas director' of the China Overseas Friendship Association, based in Beijing."
Now that members of C-100 and the H.I. article group will be having "a friendly dinner," whether stimulated by 80-20 EF's upright action or not, EF will become an interested bystander, like all of you. Let the two sides directly filter out the truth.
Were the allegations correct? If so, C-100 may need to publicly declare to the Chinese-Am community that it'll henceforth aggressively prevent such interference by the Chinese embassy. If not, the H.I. group may need to retract the above statement and apologizeto C-100, particularly to George Koo*, and to the Chinese American community for using McCarthy era scare tactics to intimidate Chinese Americans from speaking out in US foreign policy matters.
C-100 members like to pat each other on the shoulders for their financial success. We admire their successes. However, as JFK had advocated "To those whom much is given, much is expected." We look to C-100 to clarify this matter and henceforthSTEP UP!