Dissident Returns to Test China on Human Rights – Stephen McDonell

Read the summary, then listen to the audio from PM:

In the run-up to the Olympic Games, China is trying to convince the World that it’s a more modern, transparent and respectful place when it comes to human rights. Now a key Chinese dissident is about to test to what extent that’s really true…

Wang Dan was a student leader in Tiananmen Square in 1989…Eighteen years after Tiananmen Square, he’s preparing to test if the Chinese Government has changed…Wang is applying for Hong Kong residency…If he’s successful in his bid to move to Hong Kong, the next step would be to return to Beijing…

When Wang Dan spoke to PM he seemed genuinely unsure of his chances to return to China. “I don’t know whether I’ll have the opportunity, but I know the Chinese Government is talking about a harmonious society. The Olympics is coming. China is going to open to the world.” [Full Text]


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