Wednesday June 4th marked 25 years since the Tiananmen Square Massacre. This significant anniversary brought global attention to China and the events of its inglorious past.
June 4th was especially momentous for Chai Ling, founder of All Girls Allowed and former Tiananmen Square student commander-in-chief. Chai Ling witnessed the Chinese government's violent crackdown on students in Tiananmen Square, was forced to flee her homeland, and has endured persecution from the Chinese government since then. However, God has used these events for good in Ling's life and she is now an amazing testimony to God's power and grace.
Much has happened in the past few weeks concerning the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Here are a few updates on recent events:
May 28: The United States Congress passed a resolution that expressed sympathy to the families of those killed at Tiananmen in 1989, condemned ongoing human rights abuses in China, and called on the Chinese government to release "all prisoners of concience" and to implement free speech in the nation. The resolution passed by a vote of 379 to 1.
Read the full text of the resolution here
May 29: Speaker of the House John Boehner, Congressional-Executive Commission on China Chairman Chris Smith, and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi joined Chai Ling and other Chinese dissidents to renew their committment to support ongoing movements for China's freedom.
Read more here
Read the full text of Ling's statement here
Watch the video of the event here
May 30: Chai Ling testified in a congressional hearing on the Tiananmen Movement and human rights abuses in China. Several other activists who were at Tiananmen in 1989 also testified in congress as witnesses to past and ongoing human rights abuses in China. The hearing called upon China to publicly acknowledge its wrongdoing at Tiananmen Square and to stop supressing freedom of speech and persecuting human rights activists.
Watch the video of the hearing here
Read Chai Ling's congressional testimony here
June 4th: Chai Ling and All Girls Allowed held a prayer meeting and memorial service at Harvard Memorial Church. Several local church leaders and friends of All Girls Allowed gathered to honor the victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and pray for God to free China today. Chai Ling shared about her experience at Tiananmen Square and her journey to faith that led her to found All Girls Allowed. The meeting concluded by highlighting the One-Child Policy, gendercide in China, and what All Girls Allowed is doing to fight it.
Watch the video below for a recap of the memorial service.
More News on Chai Ling and the Tiananmen Square Anniversary
Watch Chai Ling's interview with CNN here
Watch Chai Ling's interview with CNBC here
Please continue to pray for the Holy Spirit to fill Chinese and American believers to do God's work with power and courage!
All Girls Allowed (http://www.allgirlsallowed.org) was founded by Chai Ling in 2010 with a mission to display the love of Jesus by restoring life, value and dignity to girls and mothers in China and revealing the injustice of the One-Child Policy. “In Jesus’ Name, Simply Love Her.”