China: From Democracy Wall to the Shopping Mall
Wei Jingsheng, China's most famous political prisoner, was expelled from
China to the United States last November and remains living in exile in
New York. He recently spoke with NPQ Editor Nathan Gardels about President
Clinton's trip to China in June and the evolution of the democracy movement.
Wei was first arrested in 1979 for placing a poster
on Democracy Wall in Bejing calling for the "fifth modernization"
- the of democracy - to complete Deng Xiaoping's four modernizations in
agriculture, science, industry and the military.
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