Fang Lizhi, who inspired Chinese dissidents, dies

Fang Lizhi, who inspired Chinese dissidents, dies

BEIJING (AP) - Fang Lizhi, one of China's best-known dissidents whose speeches inspired student protesters throughout the 1980s, has died in the United States, where he fled after China's 1989 military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement. He was 76. Once China's leading astrophysicist, Fang and his wife hid in Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)