lørdag 9. mars 2024

Fleeing China: 'I’ll never forget it as long as I live. It was very dangerous.’

Last year, Li Kai and his family were among 24,000 Chinese nationals who made a grueling trip through Central America to the Mexican-U.S. border as part of the "run" movement of ordinary people seeking political asylum in the United States. A member of the Hui Muslim minority from the northern city of Tangshan, Li took his family and fled the country after a standoff with the authorities over changes to his mosque – part of the ruling Communist Party’s “sinicization of religion” policy. In a recent interview with RFA Mandarin, Li, 44, described his family's experience of “walking the line,” as the risky journey is known in Chinese.