Thursday, August 10, 2017

This Day in 1989: June 25, 1990, Fang Lizhi and Li Shuxian Leave US Embassy for Exile

On June 25, 1990, after more than a year of hiding in the US Embassy, Fang Lizhi and Li Shuxian finally obtained permission from the Chinese government to leave the country. The boarded a plane provided by the US government and flew to Britain to begin their exile life.

Later, Fang Lizhi wrote about their experiences of taking refuge, daily life, and the negotiation that led to their exile.

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