Friday, November 19, 2021

Kai Chen on Peng Shuai's disappearance - Chinese regime must be held accountable for the abuse and cover up

 Kai Chen on Peng Shuai's disappearance: 11/19/21

As a former Chinese professional athlete, I wholeheartedly support Peng Shuai's position with her honesty and truth-telling. I have witnessed a lot of abuses toward the Chinese women athletes by those in power with leadership position in the communist regime. I applaud and commend Peng Shuai's brave action and demand the accountability from those responsible for the abuse in the Chinese high leadership positions.
Injustice to one is injustice to all. We as free beings have a moral responsibility to voice our support for those who struggle for their freedom and dignity. The Chinese communist regime must answer for Peng Shuai's silence and disappearance.

Monday, August 23, 2021

 Kai Chen on what greatness means: 8/23/21

Greatness is never about being perfect, but about whether one's life has a meaningful end and whether he/she strives to move toward hope and future. America is great, not because America is perfect. America is great because America always strives toward future with a moral direction embedded in the nation's founding, and with a sense of eternal optimism and hope.

Miracles do happen in life but whether one embraces a life of meaning and purpose determines whether greatness is possible in his/her life. Escape from life dooms one into eternal hopelessness and makes silent despair possible. Indeed, happiness is a choice. Indeed, miracles have happened in my life and are continuing to happen. I have nothing but gratefulness toward America and hope toward future. May God continues to bless you - my beloved America.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Mike Pence's Most Important and Historical Speech on American China Policy


Kai Chen on Pence's Speech: 

This is the most comprehensive, most defining historical speech by a US leader on US position against the Chinese Confucian Communist Dynasty. 

This is a most positive turning point of US policy toward China, nothing short of Reagan's "Evil Empire" speech, affirming US values against despotism and tyranny in the world. 

This is a declaration of a new cold war against a new "evil empire" headed by the Xi regime. America finally puts the horse ahead of the wagon with regard to North Korea's nuclear threat. Now the end of the Xi Communist Dynasty is finally in sight.  

China must be defeated, not just contained or cooped.  I am very pleased that Pence started the first step toward that direction.  

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kai Chen Speech: Communism in Mutation - The Threat of Confucian Communism to the Free World

Kai Chen Speech: 


Communism in Mutation - The Threat of Confucian Communism to the Free World

Kai Chen on Trump's Asian Trip:
Trump is falling into the Chinese trap. There is no other way to describe it.
Over the last 30 years, NK was the bait dangling in front of America and the West. Yet all the American Presidents since Reagan fell into the trap. Trump is no exception. Same MO.
Only Reagan realized the criminal and illegitimate nature of a communist regime and denounced it as such - an Evil Empire. With this moral clarity, down goes the USSR, because God's values/principles entered the picture, not just human schemes. Now we don't have anyone who can hold God's values/principles with moral clarity and conscience. So goes the American moral leadership in the world. So comes the Chinese Confucian Communism. So again the world is in the grip of totalitarianism and despotism. So the North Korea crisis.
What the evil is most afraid of is the exposing of its true nature - man eating. Yet time again, an American president goes to an evil regime to pay homage to the murderers of Tiananmen and Liu Xiaobo (the Nobel Peace Prize winner). When is America going to wake up and realize all the Chinese evil regime wants from America is to use North Korea to legitimize itself and erase all the criminal record in its past - 80 million killed by Mao and more killed after Mao with all the atrocities - "one child", Tiananmen Massacre, persecution of FLG and dissidents, persecution of Christians and minorities....? Indeed, China desperately needs America's recognition of its own criminal regime's nonexistent legitimacy. Trump is giving it to an evil regime, without questions asked. God's endowed conscience among the Chinese people and the world is weeping.

When will an American president announce with conscience and God's moral compass as his guide: Enough is enough, China's Confucian Communism is evil and must be denounced and defeated?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Book Review 2016: One in a Billion - Journey toward Freedom

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Kai Chen on US Asian Policies regarding China and North Korea:

Kai Chen on US Asian Policies regarding China and North Korea:
US must see the nature of the Chinese regime in dealing with North Korea. Seeing that China is not a problem and root cause of North Korea issue is illusory and delusional. China's Xi has gotten what he wants from Trump - US recognition of the criminal communist regime while using North Korea threat as the means to attain that goal. Trump was played by the Chinese without out knowing the real issue, for recognizing the real issue needs true moral clarity and courage. Trump simply does not have what Reagan had to defeat communism. People seem to forget what the Chinese and North Koreans are - communist dynasties.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

通告 Announcement: 陈凯UCLA演讲 10/18/2016 at 6:00 pm

通告 Announcement: 陈凯UCLA演讲 10/18/2016 at 6:00 pm
Dear friends:
UCLA Republican Students Event:  October 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm. (Royce Hall room 156)
I will have a speech for UCLA Republican students on October 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm. (Royce Hall room 156). You all are welcome to attend. This will mark my first return speech to my UCLA alma mater since the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre.
It just happened that when I watched the recent induction ceremony of NBA's Hall of Fame with Yao Ming on TV, there was a small segment about China's basketball in the 1970s. There I was in a game with my teammates such as Mu. I suddenly recognized and revisited myself on the court in that segment (1978 Beijing International Invitational Tournament with Chinese "August 1st Team" against the Philippines). History somehow always seems to chase me and remind me of my life's purpose and destiny.
Best wishes and many thanks for being my friends and comrades in fight for freedom.
Kai Chen

Sunday, August 21, 2016

陈凯夫妇 - 自由的人 Free People: Couple Leaves China after Hurdles of Olympic Proportions

Free People: Couple Leaves China after Hurdles of Olympic Proportions

陈凯夫妇 - 自由的人
 | Canyon Country Magazine | August 15, 2016
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Canyon Country has a lot of colorful characters, but it isn’t often we meet residents on a government blacklist.
Kai and Fiona Chen can never return to their home country – the People’s Republic of China.
Fiona is from the Shandong Province on the east coast of China, while Kai is from Beijing. Their stories are different, but their union has resulted in a doubly powerful voice against the hidden agenda of government in China.
Fiona left China on Christmas Eve in 2003 and moved to Canada with her firstborn son, Lawrence. Her father criticized the Communist Party while taking part in the Anti-Rightist Movement of the late 1950s, so her family members were being persecuted.
The magazine editor found a job working as a TV reporter in Vancouver, where she used her skills to spread a message to the rest of the world that the image of China coming through propaganda was untruthful. She worked to “expose the evil deeds of Chinese authorities,” who she had seen quashing dissidents and “committing crimes against their own citizens and people in the free world.”
“I shed tears over Tiananmen,” Fiona said. “Since 1949 more than 80 million people have been killed. I was shocked by that.”
Fiona’s father was a writer and publicist who had to use a fictional name because of his statements against the government.
“In China there’s a one child policy,” said the mother of three – Lawrence, 16, David, 10, and Celina, 6. “I didn’t want my kids to live in (Communist Chinese) society.”
Fiona didn’t know anyone when she moved to Vancouver. Her parents immigrated to Canada two years after she did, where they still live today.
“When I landed (in Canada) it felt totally different, how people naturally trust each other. There’s a genuine smile on their face. They share their story—not just to please people.”
Fiona met Kai in 2007 before the Beijing Olympic Games. She produced a four-episode documentary called “My Way” about Kai, a former Chinese professional basketball player, who she married in 2014.
“In one month there were more than 300,000 viewers,” Fiona said. “People were so moved by Kai’s story.”
She said the Chinese government soon blocked the YouTube upload of her documentary. “It was one professional athlete to stand up,” she said.
And when Kai Chen stands up, his 6-foot, 7-inch frame is noticed.
“Once the door opened in China, I was gone,” said Kai, a former professional basketball player for China’s National Team. He left China in 1981.
Born in Beijing, Kai’s family was caught up in the turmoil of 20th century China. They were involved with the Kuomintang, or KMT, the ruling party in China until 1949, when it moved to Taiwan after being defeated by the Communist Party. Kai’s father and his nine siblings were separated by the Taiwan Strait. His grandfather stayed in Beijing with Kai’s parents, while his grandmother went to Taiwan with his uncle and other members of his family. His grandparents would never see each other again.
Because of his family’s ties to Taiwan, Kai and his family were exiled from Beijing to Tonghua in Manchuria. During the Cultural Revolution, young people were sent to the countryside. They were forced to work at a grain depot, sometimes carrying up to 200 pounds on their shoulders. An avid basketball player, Kai found his passion through expressing himself on the court; later, it’s where he would find his freedom.
“The Communist Government wanted to use sports to break China’s isolation around the world,” Kai said.
Kai was chosen at the age of 16 to play for a National Athletics program grooming talent for the Chinese National Teams in 1970.
“Before I knew there was a country called America, America had already saved me,” Kai said. “Because America invented basketball.”
He first tried to free himself from the national authorities, who were going to send him back to the grain depot in Liuhe after Kai’s Taiwan relatives were revealed. Kai found he could get on a professional team in Guangzhou Military District, so he escaped from Beijing, pretending to go shopping, carrying just a yellow satchel to deter suspicion. It had Mao’s inscription, “Serve the People,” on it, which he said would make him “keenly aware of the immorality and corruption in this society. I would be reminded of the falsehood and lies spread by the authorities.”
Kai was caught and sent back to the grain depot. But he escaped again to a provincial basketball team, and finally joined the Chinese Army for the political benefit to his family. Due to the intense physical labor, repairing dams and military training, Kai developed bleeding ulcers and was on the verge of death. While hospitalized for a month, he made up his mind he would find happiness. He had never in his life known anyone in China that was happy, he said.
“The biggest revenge for me against this society was to find freedom and happiness for myself,” Kai said.
During the brief period following Mao’s death, Kai was able to obtain a student visa to the United States. He is a graduate of UCLA. Fiona’s family emigrated to Canada through the independent immigration process.
Both Kai and Fiona are on the “blacklist” in China.
Her writing and internet posting through her own company, Liberty Bell Studios, is aimed at introducing American values to those behind the Communist curtain. She forms online groups in order to penetrate fire walls created by the Chinese government to impede citizens of China from gaining access to that information. Kai and Fiona help others find software to break through those firewalls.
The couple described a group called “50 Cents,” which is a propaganda team hired by the Communist government. It is made up of young “opinion leaders” who earn 50 cents when they complete an internet post promoting Chinese Communism and government agendas.
“The (Chinese government) learned from the collapse of the Soviet Union,” Kai said. “They’re better than the Soviet Union at controlling your thoughts. It’s been pretty effective so far.”
They’re fanning nationalism and sentiment that is anti-U.S. and anti-Japan, according to the Chens.
Kai has spent decades protesting pro-Communism efforts and promoting the values espoused by America. A naturalized citizen of the United States, Kai fought Confucius Institutes that cropped up globally. It is a program teaching the language and culture of China that critics say advances the Chinese government’s agenda to falsely influence perceptions of China.
“I went to Congress and testified,” Kai said. “They terminated their contract because it violated U.S. educational policies, against American employment policies, when they hired teachers.”
There are hundreds in the United States at all levels of education. “These are brainwashing … propaganda about reality,” he said. “They do a lot to damage the U.S., weaken this country’s moral underpinnings.”
In 2009 Kai protested a restaurant in Hollywood called Mao’s Kitchen for their portrait of the former Chinese leader and for “singing Mao’s praises,” Kai said.
And when the Nixon Library had a statue of Mao Tse-Tung in his “world leaders” section near Winston Churchill, Kai organized a protest. “Mao is worse than Stalin and worse than Hitler, in terms of killing,” Kai said.
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The Chens have strong political opinions, and share them when invited to speak at groups or meetings.
“Historians agree Mao committed atrocities against the Chinese people,” Kai said. “Reagan had great moral clarity, calling the Soviet Union an ‘evil empire.’ We needed an American president to enunciate moral principles.”
The Chens hope to affect U.S. policy toward their homeland. They hope to promote “political and moral wisdom in dealing with China.”
“We are not a country built on money; we are a country built on principles,” Kai said. “We feel obligated to give back. (The U.S. is) the greatest country in the world. Don’t take it for granted.”
Fiona recently became a member of Zonta International of SCV. She was sponsored by a member, Ronnie Erickson. “They are a group concerned about women’s lives. I fit in this category,” Fiona said. “A life with lots of layers.”
It was a big shift from Canada to living in the U.S. She said the education her children are receiving in the U.S. is more focused on reading and math. She was particularly pleased that her son, David, was chosen to write two books through the Sulphur Springs School District Young Authors program.
The Chens said their kids are “making tremendous progress.” Ten-year-old David enjoys activities such as a magic class offered in Newhall, and six-year-old Celina takes piano lessons and plays soccer. Lawrence, 16, is a student at Canyon High School.
Kai is a four-year resident of Canyon Country and has two grown children, who both played college basketball – one at Yale and one at Brandeis University. Fiona moved here with her children in 2014.
“People are very friendly and they are trustworthy,” Kai said of the Santa Clarita Valley. “It’s very quiet. There’s a wonderful sense of community.”

Saturday, July 9, 2016

曾遭抗议 洛杉矶“毛厨房”因租赁纠纷关闭 Mao's Kitchen Closed

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曾遭抗议 洛杉矶“毛厨房”因租赁纠纷关闭
Mao's Kitchen Closed


【大纪元2016年07月09日讯】近日,位于洛杉矶Melrose购物街的“毛厨房”(Mao’s Kitchen)悄悄关闭。这家中餐馆因以中共前党魁毛泽东命名,多年来不止一次遭到反共人权人士的抗议,抗议毛的形象和符号所代表的专制和






Wednesday, January 13, 2016

陈凯访谈/从林书豪谈美国个体自由价值与中国群体专制文化 Kai Chen Interview on Jeremy Lin and Culture of Freedom vs. Culture of Despotism

Kai Chen Interview on Jeremy Lin and Culture of Freedom vs. Culture of Despotism 

America - Four Essentials

The supreme value of the individual, Christian morals/ethics, Constitutional federalism, English language.  

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

陈凯新作/川普-又一个救世主? Another Savior?! Are You Kidding Me?

美国不需要救世主。 美国需要价值的传播者。
We don't need a manager, a dealer or a savior.  We need a preacher. 

Another Savior?! Are You Kidding Me?

Kai Chen on Trump phenomenon 


We don't need a manager. We don't need a dealer. We need a preacher likes Reagan. 

We are a "nation under God". That is what makes us special and great. Our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, has always asserted this unique feature of us as a people. Our constitution has been written to protect us from usurpers and imposters and saviors. We have always been great, because we are a nation made by God and a divine spirit of human freedom and liberty, regardless of our trials, tribulations and failures, for we have always had a moral compass from above.... 

We only need a preacher to remind us of that, from time to time. 

It has been a while since the last true preacher of our virtue and purpose - Ronald Reagan. We have forgotten who we are as Americans. We let demagogues and imposters like Obama to lead us to "fundamentally transform" this last bastion of human freedom into a nation of robbers and freeloaders yearning for free lunches, because of our own fears and weaknesses, because we are blinded by our own creation of "political correctness". Skin color and more money in our pockets have become our obsessions. We have indeed forgotten what being an American is all about - "Self-government through a set of values and principles - a moral compass by God, via the virtues from each and everyone of us." We have created a government to control itself, to enforce the laws by us due to our own weaknesses. We have never created a government to "save" us. 

Now after we have lost sight of who we are as Americans for too long, we are thoroughly frustrated and angry. We are actually irate of our own inability to find a direction. So we searched in the dark, not seeing the guiding light has always been in our founding documents with the eternal principles based on our unchanging human nature and our dreams/ideals of our potentials. That "shining city on the hill" has somehow disappeared in our vision. Short-cuts and expediency have somehow become our GPS to tell us where to turn. We have thrown away our own compass. 

Now we struck out blindly again, trying to find a "savior", not God but man among men, to save us from our past mistakes and errors. We again found someone in ample supply through human history - a power-worshiper to bestow upon us freedom, happiness and prosperity. After the fakes and frauds we are so tired of in the current administration, we finally have found - Donald. Hooray! 

Bigger government is not what we want now. We want unlimited great government to correct the big government. Freedom is not what we want now. We want more money in our own pockets. True happiness with meaning is not what we want in our lives now. We want more short-cuts and conveniences. American moral leadership is not what we want now. American power to threat and blackmail, in order to "make deals" to make us "strong again" dominates our mindset. 

I came to this great nation, under God, to have found a "shining city" in the 1980s. Everyone was optimistic toward future with a moral compass - good against evil, right against wrong, truth against falsehood.... Everyone in the world yearned to become "like an American". The world progressed from under the communist threat to annihilate human freedom toward a new world of hope with limitless potentials for joy and creativity. 

Yet after the down fall of the Berlin Wall, we seem to lost our direction as a nation: Good vs Evil, Right vs. Wrong, Truth vs. Falsehood somehow have disappeared from our own language and vocabulary. We are more concerned with emotions and feelings, touchy to the degree of paranoia. GPS by men replaces Moral Compass by God. We are moving by a nameless, invisible force toward "zombification" - a state I was ever so familiar when I lived in the soulless China. We are moving from "moral compromise" to "moral decay" to "moral nihilism". Obama is going to receive the second Nobel Peace Prize without mentioning another Nobel Peace Prize winner languishing in the Chinese jail in any of his speeches. Yet, we are still worried about putting more money in our own pockets promised by the Donald. Are we fast becoming a joke for our posterity? Are we kidding ourselves? 

Wake up, America! We don't need another self-proclaimed savior to save us from our own weakness, sin, and blindness. We have always had God. We only need a preacher to remind us of that. Let's return to our senses, values and founding principles.

Kai Chen on Trump's Rise

Kai Chen on Trump's Rise


"Power without moral compass is the most dangerous and destructive force that dooms mankind. Maybe "Lord of the Ring" can inspire you with my point." --- Kai Chen 

Trump's rise does not inspire me. It alarms me. 

As Rubio maintains: "America is great and has been great. " America's greatness is not defined by her power alone. America is great because it is good with a principled foundation - Human liberty and freedom. America is great not because of the stats or strength. America is great because of her values and meaningful existence. 

It is not what Trump said that bothers me. It is what he always and consistently does not say: Despite his hugging the flag and wanting to 'make America great again", he fails thoroughly to understand and articulate what America stands for and what being an American means. Liberty/freedom has been lacking entirely in his speech. Trump wants power and power alone. He thinks only power defines America, not values. He believes "might makes right", not other way around. 

Alarmingly, many Americans identify themselves with Trump's view of world and America. This is where dictatorship arises and endangers everyone's life and liberty. At the best, Trump is a nationalist, not a Conservative for liberty and freedom in society. At worst, Trump is trying to make enemies (he mixed China with Japan, not differentiate despotism and democracy) domestically and internationally. In Trump's world, like in most liberals' view, there is no right and wrong, truth and falsehood, good and evil. There is only power by strength/guns. Mao maintains the same world view. That is why I left China to look for a place with true values. I came to America. I fully understand in a gun/power dominated society, what a human being can become - zombies via a process of zombification by the government. 

Indeed, America has never been perfect. Yet America has always been great, for America is the only country in the world guided not by tradition, language, religion, territory, etc.... America is guided by the eternal values/principles of mankind, manifested in the "Declaration of Independence" and "American Constitution with the Bill of Rights". America has always been under the guidance of divine moral compass, striving toward light and hope. 

This is why I identify myself as an America since I was born. Only I was born in the wrong place. Trump can never represent me or America. I'd rather have Cruz, Carson, Rubio, Fiorina..., for they understand what America stands for and what being an American is all about.
Kai Chen on Trump's similarity with Obama: 

Both Trump and Obama want power only, regardless of principles on which this country was founded.

Obama wants to fundamentally transform America into socialism/communism. Trump wants to make America a "might makes right" hegemony.

Obama wants to pit the poor against the rich, in order to maintain his power base. Trump wants to pit one group of people against another, to appeal to the dark side of human beings.

Obama wants to appease all the despots and tyrants in the world. Trump want to get along and deal with all the despots and tyrants in the world.

Obama wants America to be loved by her enemies. Trump wants America to be feared by her allies. (Trump puts China and Japan in the same category).

Both Obama and Trump appeals to expediency without principles. Both of them are unmoral or immoral. What is left is a world without moral direction and leadership.

God created America to lead the world out of darkness, while Obama and Trump want to keep the world in the darkness, void of America's moral duty and leadership by God

Saturday, August 1, 2015

“自由鐘”系列之一 -- “自由的曙光” "Liberty Bell" Series -- Part One "Dawn of Liberty"

“自由鐘”系列之一 -- “自由的曙光”  
"Liberty Bell" Series -- Part One "Dawn of Liberty" 

自由鐘 - 自由精神啓蒙系列旨在介紹美國立國精神、聯邦憲政、基督精神、個體價值,以對說中文的­人們産生自由精神啓蒙的作用。 本節目將連續將美國社會的各個層面系列地介紹給中文觀衆。 望各位觀衆給予有意義的回饋。


Folks:  8/1/15
The program "Liberty Bell" (series) is launched on Youtube now.  You can post it on your websites or blogs for your audience to view it.  "Liberty Bell" will continue to produce the program in its series.  Dawn of Liberty is the first.  It will take another two months to produce the next one "Putting Power in the Cage of Christian Ethics and Constitution".  

As a free being by God living in America, it is my moral duty to safeguard this last bastion of human freedom.  I am proud to be part of this great and worthy struggle.  
Fiona, as the producer, worked hard on this program.  I am very grateful to her. 

Enjoy and let me know what you think.  Best wishes.  Kai Chen 

















我們認為以下這些真實是自我驗證的:所有人因被神(上帝)所創而平等。上帝賦予他們若幹不可剝奪的權利,其中包括生命、自由和追求幸福的權利。為了保障這些權利,人們才在他們之間建立政府。 這個政府的合法權力,是由被施法者們的同意而産生的。 當任何形式的政府,對這些目標(保障人的天賦權利)產生破壞作用時,人們便應用神賦予的權利予以改變或廢除,建立新的政府。 新政府的建立與組織必須基於所提的原則,以使所管理的人們得到最大程度的安全和幸福。 為了慎重起見,成立許久的政府是不應當由於微小與暫時的原因而草率更換。 歷史曾一再向我們驗證,人寧可遭受苦難也不願為了原則更換已經習慣了的政府。 但當政府用極端的專制暴政無視人的尊嚴強取豪奪,人們就不但有權利也有義務推翻這樣的政府而為他們未來的安全建立新的保障。



陳凱:美國的《獨立宣言》可以一直沿襲到希臘社會的整個對人類哲學討論, 人究竟是什麼,人是否追求幸福,人是否追求自由, 選舉的必要性,洛克,他是英國社會,還包括很多歐洲的哲學家們,提到的通過合同而建立的政府,人性本身是戰爭還是和平,都是非常深遠的一些討論, 焦距在美國的《獨立宣言》裏面。





Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Independent Documentary Film "Jiao Lian" 独立制记录片“教练”

Independent Documentary Film "Jiao Lian"  


Esteban Parquello is a friend of mine.  He interviewed me in this documentary about China's basketball establishment and sports culture.  I hope you can support him in his effort to document this part of China's sports history.  You can go to this link: 

to sample his independent production.  Thanks for your support.  Kai Chen 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom/Democracy 基督精神与自由民主

Confucianism = Confusion of Mind/Spirit

鬼首天龙 于 2015-1-10