Sunday, April 5, 2015

This Day in 1989: February 4, Prominent Intellectuals Party for New Year

In the afternoon of February 4, 1989, dozens of prominent intellectuals and entrepreneurs attended a "New Year Party of Famous People in the Capital" (首都名人名家新春联谊会). Among the attendees who gave speeches are Fang Lizhi, Tang Yijie, Xu Lianying, and Chen Jun.

Fang Lizhi stated in his speech that Chinese intellectuals should form its own interest group to exert pressure on the government. He also emphasized that his focus is on human rights.

This Day in 1989

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