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[Translation by Human Rights in China] After Wu Lihong and I visited Xiao Zongyou and his wife, we decided to visit Wu Guofeng’s (吴国锋) parents, Wu Dingfu ( 吴定富 ) and his wife, who live in the suburbs of Chengdu in Xinjin County, Wujin Township. The drive from Chengdu to Xinjin County is actually...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] After visiting families of victims in Guangzhou and Nanning, we headed to Sichuan. There is only one train every day from Nanning to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan. The trip, a 32-hour ride, would take us through Guangxi and Guizhou Provinces. Along the way,...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] In mid-November 2013, Guo Liying and I traveled to Henan, Hubei, and Jiangxi Provinces in central China to visit the families of victims of June Fourth. We went first to Zhengzhou in Henan to visit Mr. Sun Chengkang and his wife Mrs. Yu Qing, the parents of...
Lai Bi (赖笔), 21, male, a student at the Peking Medical University (北京医科大学). He was struck in the head by a stray bullet on West Chang’an Avenue on the night of June 3, 1989 while helping rescue the wounded. He was taken to the Peking Medical University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital, where he died at...
Chen Yongting (陈永廷), 20, male, a student in the Economics Department of the Central Institute for Nationalities (中央民族学院). Shot to death in Tiananmen Square, night of June 3, 1989. He was the first and only student in the history of his poor, remote mountain village in Tushixiang (涂市乡), Youyang...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] On the 25th anniversary of the June Fourth Tragedy Shortly after the 24th anniversary of June Fourth last year, some of us—June Fourth victims’ family members residing in Beijing—were thinking about the same questions with sadness. In all these years, and...
Tian Daoming (田道明), 22, male, a senior at the Department of Management of the University of Science and Technology Beijing. Crushed to death by a tank in the early morning of June 4, 1989. Originally from Shishou City, Hubei Province.
Editor’s note: Xu Zhiyong , a key advocate of the New Citizens Movement, was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment on January 26 for “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place.” Xu was originally detained in July 2013 after being subjected to four months of house arrest in connection...
Editor’s note : Gao Wenqian is the author of Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary . The original Chinese version, 《晚年周恩来》 , was published in 2003, and is banned in China. In October 2013, Li Jie ( 李捷 ), Vice Director of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the chief official policy think...
When I heard the news about Jiaxi being arrested, it was as if I had been struck by lightning. I learned about it on the evening of April 17, when I opened my email inbox. Suddenly, several frightening words leapt out at me: “If I lose my freedom...” The email was from Zhao Changqing, a long-time...

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