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Pastor in Exile

Zhang Boli, Tiananmen dissident turned author and Christian pastor, spoke with TIME about his harrowing flight from China:

TIME: Why did you write this book?
Zhang: After I'd made it to America, I became very ill. The doctor diagnosed me with cancer. I felt I should get this story written down as something to leave behind for my daughter. After her father is dead, how else would she know what he did at Tiananmen SquareŚhow else would she know why we went there ... I was in the hospital for...

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