Chai Ling, a “commander-in-chief” of the youth-led 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy movement, grew up in a culture that teaches children to worship government officials. She was taught to show respect and love for the police and for the People’s Liberation Army which would kill or beat into submission any who longed too much for truth and freedom. Born into an existence where one must learn to love death in order to survive, over two decades after Tiananmen, Ling dedicates herself to the cause of life for the people of China.
Ling’s non-profit organization All Girls Allowed works to “reveal the injustice of China’s One-Child Policy” and to bring concrete assistance to families in China who have suffered under this policy since 1980. In her testimony about her conversion to Christianity, Ling relates that she came to understand that her work as a leader of the Tianenmen Square protest should continue through ending China’s forced abortion policy when she attended a U.S. Congressional hearing and witnessed the testimony of a Chinese woman named “Wujian“.