"Father" of Chinese democracy movement to speak in Adelaide

Friday, 3 September 1999

Wei Jingsheng, regarded by many as the father of China's democracy movement, will give a talk at the University of Adelaide on "Human Rights and Democratisation in China" this Friday night.

Having spent nearly half his adult life in prison for the peaceful expression of his political views, Mr Wei has been awarded a number of international prizes, including the Olof Palme Award, The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. He has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

His public lecture is co-organised by the University of Adelaide's Centre for Asian Studies and the Department of Politics.

WHERE? Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building. University of Adelaide
WHEN? 6.00 pm Friday, September 3

PLEASE NOTE: Mr Wei will only be in Adelaide for a brief time, from late Friday afternoon until late Saturday morning. An interpreter will translate for Mr Wei.


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