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[Below is part of an Aug. 6, 2015 Lily Tang Williams entry on her Facebook. She is a former resident of Communist China. What she shares about education in China under Mao sounds just like what is being implemented in the United States of America today.]
. . . last Tuesday night talking about State Terrorism under Mao’s regime at Everest College in Aurora, CO. I enjoyed speaking with the college students. It is so important for the young people to know what it means to live under Communism. If you know any colleges that might be interested in having me as a speaker, please pass my story and contact info. to them. I will connect with the youth from my unique cultural perspective on freedom.
. . . recent post I made on my Facebook:
When I was growing up under Mao’s regime in China, the government used Household Registration and Personnel File system to keep track of its citizens from birth to death.
This old photo of me on the screen in Mao’s Red Guard uniform was used in my Middle School Student File which documented everything: age, gender, parents, their jobs and political class, religion, siblings, home address, your grades, awards, punishments, politically incorrect speeches, bad behaviors, etc.
Then this file (called Personnel File later) followed me to my high school, college, my first job, my future jobs, etc. All the government agencies and employers shared it, but my parents and I were never allowed to see the file.
Before I left for America to pursue a master degree, my Communist boss made me to sign a paper to promise to return to my job after my graduate study or my personnel file would be returned back to my hometown in Sichuan Province. I was the law school assistant professor at a University in Shanghai which is one of the top Chinese universities.
Sending my file back to my hometown means I would lose my legal career forever and has a black spot in my file which makes it harder to get another good job. I could not go back to Shanghai which is a top tier city. It takes people years to obtain a resident card in Shanghai with a job if you are from a 2nd tier city. I had to sign the agreement in order for my employer to release me so I could apply for my passport with their permission.
Even though I finally broke the tracking of Chinese government of me by coming to America, but I still feel, sometimes I could be haunted by my file, which finally went back to my hometown somewhere in the local security or police office today.
Today, Chinese citizens and their children are still tracked and data mined. There is no privacy and you cannot ever hide or disappear. The police state will find you or threat your family in order to get to you. Wonder why 1.3 Billion Chinese are so afraid of their own government.
I have to manage my fear in order to speak up and tell Americans the truth. Because I cannot accept this country becoming like China, tracking and spying its citizens by NSA, data mining and brain wash our children with Common Core.
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Lily Tang Williams