Wei Jingsheng

Wei Jingsheng

Wei Jingsheng is a Chinese human rights activist known for his involvement in the Chinese democracy movement. He is most prominent for having authored the essay, 'Fifth Modernization', which was posted on the "Democracy Wall" in Beijing in 1978. Due to the manifesto, Wei was arrested and convicted of "counterrevolutionary" activities, and was detained as a political prisoner from 1979–93. Released briefly in 1993, Wei continued with his dissident activities by speaking to visiting journalists, and was imprisoned again from 1994–97, spending a total of 18 years in different prisons. Wikipedia*

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Wei Jingsheng has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2000 Congressional News Conference as a Dissident for China. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2012 with an average of 641 views per program.

Appearances by Title:January 1, 2012 - Present Founder and Chair, Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition Videos: 1 c. May 25, 2000 - Present Dissident, China Videos: 1

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