Ding Zilin


Ding Zilin born Shanghai December 8, 1936. Chinese philosophy professor at People’s University; dissident founder Tiananmen Mothers protesting 125 deaths 1989, including her son; frequently arrested for nonviolent protests.


From these countless, bloody facts, I have reached this conclusion: the 1989 student movement and people's movement were patriotic movements concerned with democracy and fighting corruption. They were not, as the government has said, counter-revolutionary rebels.” (Rebecca McKinnon interview, CBS, June 2, 1999; photo cnn.com)