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Wu’er Kaixi – the dissident who inspires Pelosi

Even 23 years after the Tiananmen protests, Wu’er Kaixi is still a thorn in Beijing’s side.

Before Nancy Pelosi flew from Taiwan to South Korea on Wednesday afternoon, she met with three high-profile human rights and democracy activists behind closed doors in Taipei: Lam Wing-kee, a Hong Kong bookseller who was forced to flee to the island in 2019 due to his political publications; Lee Ming-che, a Taiwanese NGO worker who served five years in a prison in China and was released only this year (China. Table reported); and Wu’er Kaixi, a former Chinese student leader who has lived in Taiwan since 1996 and is still rebelling against Beijing.

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