Chinese emigre speaks for voiceless

Tiananmen dissident still champions freedom for her homeland

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She realized there were many things about China she did not know and became convinced that only God could bring justice and freedom to China. She said she decided to become a Christian, and was just baptized this Easter in Boston’s Park Street Church.

On Tuesday, Mrs. Chai spoke on a panel about the effects of the one-child policy in China, and was to share her testimony Thursday night at a prayer meeting for the Tiananmen Square victims. But with her newfound faith, Mrs. Chai said, she is able to look back at the incident and see how it brought hope.

“It’s not ‘if China will be free’ anymore,” she said, “but when and how.”

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Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips is a student intern with the Washington Times through the National Journalism Center covering international affairs.

After growing up overseas, Ms. Phillips returned to the U.S. to attend Rice University for her bachelor’s degree, and is entering her junior year there. She discovered her love of journalism in college while working for the school newspaper, the Rice Thresher, ...

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