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Through the Eyes of a Child: How I Remember the Chinese Cultural Revolution

I was born in China. Around the time I was born, the founder of Communist China, Mao Ze Dong, started a cultural revolution. Hundreds of historical sites and statues were destroyed; thousands of books were burned. Mao claimed, “The First Emperor only buried 460 scholars alive, while we’ve buried 46,000, a hundred times over.” The […]

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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 […]

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Shen Yun: Fighting Tyranny with Music and Dance

Today is Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rooster, 2017. I left Beijing in January 2009; I have never returned to China since. “Stay away from Falun Gong and other … you know the consequences (jail)!” was the parting warning from a Communist Party secretary when I left the university I used to teach […]

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National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2016-2020) – Another Lie!

My mom is in the hospital. I called her last night, and she described the chaotic and miserable life faced by thousands of patients seeking treatment. “Patients have to wait for months in order to see a doctor for important examinations, such as CAT scans, or surgeries. You need to buy a ticket to see […]

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My Christian Landmark

Thou shalt not remove thy neighbor’s landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the Lord thy god giveth thee to possess it. (Deuteronomy 19:14) Anastasia Lin, Miss Canada 2015, was barred from attending the 65th annual Miss World contest held on the southern Chinese island […]

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My American Education: “A Ticket to Hell?”

Twenty-one centuries ago, Jesus said: “Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.” Recently, a newspaper published by China’s Communist Party “declared” that Western values are a “ticket to hell”. Ironically, I found it is just the opposite. I learned American values from my American education; I found my first […]

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“No One Can Serve Two Masters”

​​The desire to obtain the best things in life is human nature.  As Christians, however, we are called to make a choice. It is not surprising that in the regions of China where Christianity is growing, Communist Party members must profess atheism, and prospective Communist Party members must renounce religious beliefs. Jesus said, “No one […]

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The Leftover Grain

And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.” (Ruth 2:2) I grew up in a Chinese family with a strict rule:  you had to pick every grain of rice dropped on the floor and eat all the […]