You Write Too Long — This Week’s Cover Story Bite-Sized

This week, “God vs. Country”: What’s it going to be, Mao or Jesus? That’s a simplified version of the dilemma facing students and scholars from China visiting in Berkeley, where a local church is actively preaching Christianity among the newcomers, hoping to sway them from a lifetime of atheism. The newly converted Chinese Christians face uncertainties when they return home from a society unused to competing ideologies, and there are reportedly even Chinese government spies among the students. Writer Lygia Navarro investigates.

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