Fang Lizhi


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Fang Lizhi

(fæŋ ˈliːˈdʒɪ)
n
(Biography) 1936–2012, Chinese astrophysicist and human-rights campaigner, lived in the US from 1990
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The journalist Liu Binyan, the educator Fang Lizhi, and the intellectual Wang Ruowang were expelled from the party.
Outspoken Astronomer "The Chinese astrophysicist Fang Lizhi has become China's best-known dissident.
Several of them noted that Fang Lizhi has often been compared with the distinguished Russian scientist and political dissident Andrei Sakharov (Schell).
FANG LIZHI AND FREEDOM (The Wall Street Journal, New York)
Washington, Apr 8 ( ANI ): Chinese dissident Fang Lizhi, whose speeches were a key inspiration for the country's pro-democracy movement in the 1980s, has died in the United States at the age of 76.
The author has come under attack by Fang Lizhi and others for glossing over Deng's repressive role in crushing the demonstrations at Tiananmen Square in the spring of 1989.
Others include Fang Lizhi, a physicist who was active in pro-democracy movement, and Wuer Kaixi, a former student leader of Uyghur ethnicity.
Lilley also tells-all regarding how the US embassy gave safe haven to Chinese dissident Fang Lizhi and his wife, Li Shuxian.
Winston Lord's recollection of President George Bush's visit to Beijing in 1989, and the Fang Lizhi fiasco, is just one illustration that makes for stimulating reading.
Dissidents like Wei Jingsheng, who wrote the well-known manifesto, "The Fifth Modernization: Democracy," and Fang Lizhi ("China's Andrei Sakharov"), who has argued that democracy is not just a Western political concept but also a human right, are only two of the most recent examples.
Fang Lizhi, a physicist who was China's leading dissident, had been invited to the American-hosted dinner.
Among the writers were University of Arizona physicist Fang Lizhi, who was a university vice president at the time of the student demonstrations in 1989; former People's Daily writer Liu Binyan; and Harry Wu, who spent 19 years in Chinese labor camps and has secretly returned on several occasions to document atrocities inside the camps.