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Tiananmen Square, where the June 4, 1989 student massacre took place. (By Paul Louis - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link)

Remembering June 4

Today is the 13th anniversary of the June 4 massacre in Beijing and I remember it like it was yesterday. I was staying at the house of the New Zealand Chinese poet Gu Cheng and his wife Xie Ye on…

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Remembering June 4

Today is the 13th anniversary of the June 4 massacre in Beijing and I remember it like it was yesterday. I was staying at the house of the New Zealand…

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China 30 Years After the Tiananmen Protests

China’s 10-year experiment with political reforms came to a head in the early months of 1989, when thousands came out to commemorate the death of Hu Yaobang, the ousted general…

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One Man’s Karma for Destroying a Buddha Statue

From the moment the Chinese Communist Party was established, it advocated atheism. This was especially true during the Cultural Revolution, when numerous Buddhist temples, Taoist shrines, churches, and other places…

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Urgent Action: Letter of Hope for Gao Zhisheng

Amnesty International has called for a letter campaign to pressure the Chinese government to release respected human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng who has been forcibly disappeared for nearly two years.

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One Reaps What One Sows

It is customary for the Chinese to go to temples at the beginning of a new year. Popular temples are packed all day with crowds that are eager to light…