From our tribute to a jailed poet in China
Lois Seigel of Pembroke, Ontario heard Rick's comments on dissident poet Zhu Yufu in the February 16 Dispatches program. He's been imprisoned for evoking the Tiananmen Square massacre in his call for an Arab Spring-type movement in China.
I have just listened to a portion of your Dispatches program today, and you made reference to the uprising in Tiananmen Square in 1989. I am currently reading a book which was written by one of the ring-leaders of that uprising. Her name is Chai Ling and the title of her book is "A Heart for Freedom", published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. in 2011. I would recommend this book to you.
It tells her story of that uprising, her daring escape to America and her current quest, which is to free the girls of China. I am finding it quite an interesting account, even though it happened over 20 years ago. I was lying in bed that Sunday morning, when I heard that the tanks had entered the square. My heart was broken for those people who wanted freedom so badly. I prayed that they would succeed, but that did not happen.
My husband and sons were at a fishing lodge, so I was alone. I grieved for those Chinese people all day! and then some. Some of her colleagues are exceptionally brilliant people, and some of them have worked for Mitt Romney and Warren Buffett. She started her own corporation - but I won't give away her story. I hope you enjoy the read!
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