Wang Wei Lin

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The man who inspired the world by standing in front of a column of approaching tanks in Tiananmen Square during the massacre there in 1989

Where are they now?

was hoping to find that he changed the world for the better, and went on to attain personal success. Alas, this was not the case. In a speech to The President’s Club in 1999, Bruce Herschensohn reported that Wang Wei Lin was executed 14 days later.


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2 responses to “Wang Wei Lin”

  1. Realist says:

    Yeh, Taiwan :/ Honk Honk, THUD THUD ! Here is a pointy stick, scrape that man out of the tracks

  2. Shoester says:

    In a 1990 interview with Barbara Walters, then-CCP General Secretary Jiang Zemin was asked what became of the man.

    The Chinese leader first stated (through an interpreter), “I can’t confirm whether this young man you mentioned was arrested or not.”

    Jiang then replied in English, “I think never killed.” [sic][6] A June 2006 article in the Hong Kong Apple Daily stated that there are rumours that the man is now residing in Taiwan.

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