BNS 469: Why This Chinese Immigrant Fears the United States is on a Path to Communism (with Lily Tang Williams)

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“I fear the country I love is becoming like the country I left.”

Lily Tang Williams was a law school assistant professor at Fudan University, Shanghai, China who immigrated to America and became an entrepreneur and an educator. 

Born to illiterate working-class parents in China’s western Sichuan province just before Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Lily Tang Williams grew up experiencing extremely poor living conditions, food rationing, social chaos, and Communist indoctrination.

In 1988, Lily Tang Williams decided to study in the U.S., leaving her position with only $100 in her pocket and $1200 in debt to her American sponsor, a Fulbright professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Though she could not speak English fluently she was determined to achieve success in this country, earning a Master’s degree in Administration and Planning from the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Is the United States quickly becoming more like the communist state she fled? And if so, how did it get so bad, so fast?

Lily is now seeking the GOP primary for Congress in New Hampshire, with the goal of helping to “Keep the American Dream Alive”.

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