It was an overdue autobiography, Li Shuxian, wife of Fang Lizhi and the book's collator, write in the preface. Indeed, most of it was written before the couple left Beijing more than 20 years ago following their 13-month confinement at the US embassy in 1989 and 1990.Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 5:32am
"I hope my autobiography will help me to say clearly how I was guided by [the spirit of] science and democracy to the endless path of being the most-wanted man [by the Chinese authorities]," the book's cover quotes the distinguished astrophysicist as saying.5 May 2013 - 7:14am 1 comment
Another melodrama is now unfolding in China with the escape from house arrest of Chen Guangcheng , the blind human rights activist who is now believed to have sought refuge in the US embassy in Beijing.1 May 2012 - 12:00am
It's for people who want to be somewhere else
Executive chef Philippe Orrico on his HK$15,000-a-head Titanic anniversary dinner
No words can express my grief ... Fang Lizhi has awakened the people's yearning for human rights and democracy
Activist Wang Dan on Fang's death8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Hongkongers yesterday recalled Fang Lizhi as an inspirational leader and expressed disappointment that he was never able to return to the mainland from exile in the United States.8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Three of the five directors have quit after failed attempt to unseat president
The most vocal critic of China's human rights record, the US-based Human Rights in China, is facing the biggest crisis in its 16-year history.
This follows the resignation of three of its five directors after a failed attempt to dislodge the group's president, Liu Qing .13 Jan 2005 - 12:00am
The article headlined 'Papers riddled with doubt' (Sunday Morning Post, April 1) by Philip Cunningham, about the organisation Human Rights in China (HRIC), requires clarification.15 Apr 2001 - 12:00am
The United States should not give up its policy of engagement with China despite the arrest of dissidents, Washington's former ambassador to Beijing said yesterday.9 Dec 1998 - 12:00am
AN appeal was made yesterday for voters to update their registration particulars in the wake of numerous mistakes being found on the registration list.
In a statement issued last night, a spokesman for the Registration and Electoral Office said all voters should inform the office if there were changes to their personal particulars.6 Aug 1994 - 12:00am
HUMAN rights is not a luxury or a foreign concept the Chinese people can afford to live without, but a prerequisite for China's modernisation, according to exiled scientist Fang Lizhi.30 May 1994 - 12:00am
A GROUP of overseas Chinese dissidents have called for a three-minute silence on June 4 this year to mark the fifth anniversary of the bloody crackdown of the pro-democracy movement in 1989.
''Please observe a three-minute silence at 12 pm Beijing Time on June 4, 1994, in memory of the victims,'' the dissident intellectuals and student leaders say in their world appeal.9 May 1994 - 12:00am
ACTIVISTS in Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas Chinese communities are mapping out joint plans to mark the fifth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on June 4.
Sources in the dissident community said commemorative events would also be held in various Chinese cities even though mainland police were pulling out all stops to keep them under control.28 Mar 1994 - 12:00am