Magazine June 25, 2018, Issue

Standing Tall for China

Fang Zheng (Oslo Freedom Forum)
The story of a Tiananmen Square survivor


Fang Zheng looks like an athlete, which he is. Broad chest, muscly arms — and a sturdy head of hair to top it off. Yet he sits in a wheelchair and has no legs. What happened? He was run over by a tank in Tiananmen Square.

In fact, he wears a T-shirt that says, “Remember June 4” — the day in 1989 when the Chinese government sent in soldiers to massacre student protesters. For almost 30 years now, the government has labored to cover up the massacre (which they call “the June Fourth Incident,” in delicate euphemism). Fang Zheng makes it

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