2018 Oslo Freedom Forum in New York
September 17, 2018
Fang Zheng, a Chinese activist and lifelong athlete, lost his legs while government tanks evacuated the peaceful Tiananmen Square student protests in 1989. The Chinese government has pressured Fang Zheng to hide the truth about the Tiananmen massacre, but he remains a vocal critic of the government and a reminder of their violence. He works to ensure that the world does not forget those who bravely lost their lives in the struggle for a democratic China.