Tag: Wu’er Kaixi
On Freedom of Speech 论言论自由February 2014
Excerpts from Chinese dissident Hu Ping’s seminal 1980 essay, translated for the first time into English.
Wuer Kaixi: Returning Home—Or NotMay 2012
Dissident Wuer Kaixi talks about fellow activist Chen Guangcheng, his own attempt to return to China, and his continued hope for “counter-talk” with the regime that exiled him.
Rebecca Bates: Q&A with Wuer KaixiNovember 2010
|When Wuer Kaixi was twenty-one years old, he became known the world over as the student who scolded Premier Li Peng while wearing a hospital gown in Tiananmen Square. Here, he speaks about the Chinese government’s treatment of Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize and the mode of appeasement that has dictated the international community’s relationship with China since Tiananmen.|
A Lousy DealJune 2009
On the twentieth anniversary of Tiananmen Square, the student leader made famous for scolding the premier in his hospital gown discusses life in exile, guilt over the students’ deaths, and how his movement was a mere first step toward greater political freedom in China.