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When Freedom Loses, We All Lose

Human Rights Lawyers in China Being Treated as Criminal In China, there is a popular idiom that loosely translates as “black and white are reversed”; it means that facts are twisted and distorted to the point that black is white and vice versa. For years, the Chinese government has accused some brave lawyers of inciting […]

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From Ruth’s Journey to Free China Blog

I started writing blogs in 2014, after watching the news about a Chinese pastor in Henan Province who was arrested. The pastor was persecuted by the local government because his church was growing too fast and attracting way too many believers. Later, he was sentenced to 12 years in prison for defending the property of […]

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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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Christmas season: Time for sentencing human rights activists in China

My friend David loves to tell me how his family enjoys the Christmas season and how it is his wife’s most wonderful time of the year – their children come home and their house is filled with joyful laughter. David’s home represents how millions of ordinary American families celebrate and enjoy Christmas in the United […]

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Is All “Really” Quiet on the Eastern Front?

​​​​​​A child is the mother’s heartstrings. This old Chinese saying expresses how a mother is heartbroken at the thought of her child suffering physically or mentally. Zhuoxuan, the 16-year-old son of detained Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wang, is under house arrest. I can’t imagine the sadness of this mother. Based on my life experience […]

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Human Rights Violations in China Political Repression in China

When Freedom Loses, We All Lose

In China, there is a popular idiom that loosely translates as “black and white are reversed”; it means that facts are twisted and distorted to the point that black is white and vice versa. Recently, the Chinese government accused some brave lawyers of inciting subversion, and threw  them in prison for the “crime” of defending […]