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Chinese Activist Yang Jianli on Why He Left Communist Party

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in News, School Campus Projects | Comments Off on Chinese Activist Yang Jianli on Why He Left Communist Party

Chinese Activist Yang Jianli on Why He Left Communist Party by Katherine Murphy Dr. Yang Jianli Speaks at Boston College   Former Tiananmen Square protester Yang Jianli, who spent five years in prison in China, talked to a packed room Monday night in an event organized by the Chinese Students Association. “When I talk about my story, I say it’s bigger than myself,” Yang proclaimed while introducing himself to a packed room of students at an event organized by the Chinese Student Association. Yang decided to leave China shortly after the protests in 1989. When Yang returned years later, he was caught traveling with fake identification papers and imprisoned for five years. Yang was born in 1963, three years before the Cultural Revolution, to a Communist Party official and his wife. The Cultural Revolution was started by Mao Zedong to...

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