Censorship Vault: Harmful Information on Fang Lizhi
Fang Lizhi, a prominent astrophysicist who spent over a year at the US embassy in Beijing after supporting the student protesters at Tiananmen, passed away on April 6, 2012.
Translation by Mengyu Dong.
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