On September 24, 1989, a group of 1989 protest leaders who had successfully escaped abroad announced the founding of a "Federation for Democratic China (FDC)" after three days of meeting in Paris. Yan Jiaqi and Wuer Kaixi were elected as Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively. Wan Runnan was named as the General Secretary.
Due to their personal star power, FDC quickly became the most prominent oversea Chinese dissident organization and absorbed large sums of donation. However, the organization faded in merely few years without any real accomplishment.
Days of 1989
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