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“In Search of My Sister” — A Film Everyone Should Watch

Last Saturday evening, I had the opportunity to join a group of people in a small studio in the capital of the United States to watch a documentary titled In Search of My Sister. Rushan Abbas — a Uyghur human rights activist and the main character of the documentary — attended this screening. “Imagine in […]

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A Chinese Dissident in the U.S.: My only Status Is Christian

While volunteering at my church’s soup kitchen, I often serve dinner to homeless individuals and new immigrants, many of whom speak little English. A recurring question emerges from these interactions, “Where are you from?” The Vietnamese guests are curious to know whether I share their heritage. Hispanics, recognizing that I am Asian, wonder whether my […]

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Communist China Stands with Hamas: Shameless but Not Surprising

In the 1970s, my father subscribed to a tabloid newspaper called Reference News. The newspaper has been run by the Chinese government, and for decades, has been the only official channel for the Chinese public to have a glimpse of the outside world and learn the news about foreign countries. Because the Chinese authorities control […]

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Tear Down the Great Firewall of China

Every year, as June 4 approaches, I write articles to commemorate the 1989 pro-democracy student movement in China.  The Tiananmen Massacre occurred on June 4th, 34 years ago. As a Chinese living outside of China, I have the privilege of “witnessing” the amazing courage of Tank Man and learning the true history of the event. […]

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Hitler’s Third Reich; Xi Jinping’s Third Term

“History is a good place to visit, but a hard place to stay.” Pastor Foster of the New Life Assembly of God in Ohio often said this to us during his services. In this blog, I would like to visit briefly the Third Reich of the Nazi Germany and look at the potential danger of […]

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Killing the Chicken to Scare the Monkey: “Elections” in China

Killing the chicken to scare the monkey is a popular Chinese idiom. The idiom came from an old folktale. In the story, a street entertainer earned a lot of money with his dancing monkey, but one day his monkey refused to dance. Then, the entertainer killed a live chicken in front of the monkey. The […]

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“Live Free or Die”: An Urgent Call for Standing for Uyghurs

“Imagine one day, you don’t hear from your husband, or your child. That day turns into a year, a year turns into five years. And still nothing. In Australia and around the world, this is the reality that Uyghurs know all too well.” A Uyghur man living in Australia tweeted on social media, hoping that […]

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America Allows Me to Dream Again

A nightmare has been haunting me since I left China. In those terrible dreams, I go back home to see my elderly parents, then I get trapped in China, and find no way back to the United States. Many times, I woke up from the nightmare with pounding heartbeat and drenched in sweat. I pinched […]

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1989 Tiananmen Massacre: A 33-Year Forbidden Talk in China

Thirty-three years ago, I was one of the college students who were sitting in the gigantic Tiananmen Square day and night, demanding freedom and hoping China’s communist regime would change into a democratic system. Thirty-three years ago today was a hot day. At nightfall, military tanks started moving from the western suburb of Beijing to […]

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Lifting One Billion Chinese Out of Poverty: The Big Lie Forward of the Communist Party

I grew up during Mao’s regime. In 1949, Mao Zedong, or Chairman Mao, brought the Communist regime to power in China. As a leader of communism, Mao was often ranked after Karl Marx, Lenin, and Stalin. During the first decade of the regime, Mao launched several political movements to take away people’s properties such as […]