Thinking About China

On this Day 16 Years Ago, My Life and My Nation Changed

Xie Weiguo stands second from left in Brisbane on July 14, 2015. With him are, left from right, John Meng, Qiu Cuiliang, and Yu Ping, all of whom filed criminal complaints against former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin recently. (Minghui.org)
Xie Weiguo stands second from left in Brisbane on July 14, 2015. With him are, left from right, John Meng, Qiu Cuiliang, and Yu Ping, all of whom filed criminal complaints against former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin recently. (Minghui.org)

My life changed on July 20, 1999. The events that began on that date are the most painful and indelible in my memory. But mine...




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