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Google in China: A Dream, or a Nightmare?

“No Google in China! Oh, no. I cannot live there.” This was often the response of my American friends and colleagues when I told them that Google was banned in China. To freely enjoy Google is a dream for Chinese. However, this dream may not come true, because the Chinese government will not follow what […]

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Big Data, Big Brother – Scary “Social Credit System” in China

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. This is what George Orwell predicted would happen in 1984. This prediction came true in China, in 2014. In 2014, the Chinese Communist Party published an ominous document titled “Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit System.” It was […]

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In Search of Tank Man

​​​​The still unknown Tank Man defying a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square. Photo by Jeff Widener, AP I graduated from Peking University in 1989. Just a few years ago, when I arrived in the U.S., a friend of mine asked me about Tank Man. “Tank Man?” – I shook my head; he could have […]

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Smoke and Mirrors: Religious Freedom in China

“If you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’, and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you (Matthew 17:20).” This is what is happening in China today – more and more Chinese are sowing this mustard seed and seeking the salvation of […]