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Arrest of Wang Bing-Zhang

Wang Bing-zhang, one of the earliest of all Chinese dissidents, a graduate of

the 1979 “Peking Spring,” who first got his name in the papers here

protesting Chinese inclusion in the 1984 L.A. Olympics, has been arrested in

China under very peculiar circumstances.

Note the charge

of “engaging in violent terrorist activities,” now routine from the ChiCom

authorities when rounding up mild-mannered dissidents. This is their

contribution to the War on Terror… For my own 1989 interview with Wang in

the LondonSpectator, see here.

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