Thursday, 20 October 2011

The last 65 feet ...

Scholars of public diplomacy are used to hearing about the importance of the 'last three feet' of human contact. When a woman jumped into a lake in Hangzhou (China) and started to panic, an American woman took off her coat, swam the 65 feet and brought her back to the shore. Seeing the woman was safe, the American left without giving her name.

One Chinese commentator microblogged: 'Today I see a story about an American tourist jumping into the water to save someone. I finally realized why America is such a strong country and will continue to be one.'

Deeds will always triumph over words ...

1 comment:

  1. We should give a round of applause to the American tourist.
    But you know in China, we have "millions" of people who risk their lives to save others from drowning.
    I just get a little bit confused of what are you trying to imply. Is it about the Chinese public diplomacy or something about moral crisis?