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National Identity: We Are Taiwanese, Not Chinese

A dozen years ago, I ran into a group of Asian tourists in Switzerland. When they saw me on the street, they warmly greeted me in Mandarin Chinese, a delightful surprise in a foreign land. The sudden connection with people from my own country who spoke my language was truly a rare and exciting moment. […]

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Shamefully Surrendering to Dictator Xi: The Prosperous, The Poor, and The Pandas

During the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in San Francisco, California, many U.S. executives spent $40,000 to dine with Chinese President Xi at a business dinner. At the same time, Chinese diplomats paid patriotic flag-wavers (about $200 per person) to greet Xi as his convoy arrived in San Francisco; nearly 1,000 flag-wavers, mostly overseas […]

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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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“Love the People God Gives You”

A famous Bible verse from Jesus is “if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” My mustard seed was planted by an American professor who taught at a Chinese university in the mid-1980s. […]

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Let Freedom Ring in China: From 1989 Tiananmen to 2022 Blank White Paper

From spring to winter, for more than 70 years, we, the people of China, have lived and are still living under a Communist regime. No freedom of speech. No freedom of religion. No freedom of assembly. No freedom at all. We are modern slaves in the 21st century. Chinese Calligraphy Posters during Mao’s Cultural Revolution […]

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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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A Secret Memoir Smuggled out of China

(I would like to express my special thanks to the American Bar Association and Carolina Academic Press for kindly providing me with a review copy of Mr. Gao’s memoir. This blog is the first part of my book review of “Unwavering Convictions: Gao Zhisheng’s Ten-Year Torture and Faith in China’s Future.”) Mr. Gao Zhisheng, the […]