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Wuer Kaixi

Wu'er Kaixi (吾爾開希 Uighur: Urkesh Davlet) is a famous Uighur student leader in the Tiananmen protests of 1989. He achieved prominence as a hunger striker who rebuked Premier of the People's Republic of China Li Peng on national television.

He fled to and now lives in Taiwan, where he has started a family and continued to host radio programs.

Kaixi has been criticized by other participants in the Chinese Democracy Movement for being an opportunist with no real dedication to seeing democracy in China.

Kaixi has recently been struggling with his weight and alcohol. He has often been used by businesses eager to capitalize on his famous name and had been trying his hand as a venture capitalist in Taipei.



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