An Indian woman, who came to Beijing to trace her 81-year-old step sister, a lone survivor of her Chinese father’s family in the World War II, today reportedly located her in the city through social media.
62-year-old Jennifer An, daughter of a Chinese Marine Engineer An Chi Pong, who settled in Madras (now Chennai) and lived there for over 40 years, has been informed by Chinese official media that they have located her sister An Roesai, who is staying with her daughter in Beijing, through social media.
However, Jennifer, who is in the city for the last three days with her husband, is yet to meet or contact her sister. “We are waiting for confirmation and looking forward to meeting at the earliest,” said Jennifer’s husband V R S Balaji. “Only when I meet her in person and talk to her about her past I will be convinced,” Jennifer said. On May 7, the family had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting China from May 14, requesting him to help them trace An. Jennifer and her husband came to Beijing three days ago and resided with their friend Viswanath, an Indian consultant of several pharmaceutical companies, and contacted different Chinese media networks to help them to trace An.