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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

From Tiananmen’s Most-Wanted to Followers of Jesus

From Tiananmen’s Most-Wanted to Followers of Jesus
From Tiananmen’s Most-Wanted to Followers of Jesus
Thirty years after the deadly massacre, two dissidents reflect on hope for China.
Interview by Jenny McGill
Though Tiananmen translates as “The Gate of Heavenly Peace,” the Beijing city square is known for something utterly destructive: the June 4, 1989, massacre where Chinese troops fired on nonviolent student demonstrators, killing thousands—deaths that the government still has not publicly acknowledged.
The historic event came amid a national movement for democracy and freedom and set off a spiritual awakening for the Chinese, according to sociologist Yang Fenggang.
Among the young ...
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