December 16, 1998

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Joel Segal
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Ye Ning
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 Press Advisory
Chinese Dissidents Condemn Current Chinese Government Crack Down On
Democratic Activists In China;
Arrests & Political Trials Protested at Press Conference Sponsored By
The Free China Movement and China Democratic Party; Dissidents Call For
Suspension of
MFN, Boycott Of Chinese Goods, Protest At UN Planned
When:  Wednesday, December 16, 1998, 10-11 am,

Where: West Room, National Press Club
  529 14th St., NW, Washington DC
Who:   Free China Movement ( Coalition of 30 dissident groups)

Yao Zhenxiang, founding member of China Democratic
Party, recentlyreleased from Chinese  prison, recently addressed UN

Shengde Lian, leader in Tianamen Square, executive director of the FCM

Richard Long, editor, VIP Reference Magazine, Member FCM Board

Bao Ge, former labor camp dissident, plantiff in Addidas lawsuit

Wang Xizhe, a leading democracy activist and an original founder of
movement in China, imprisoned for 15 years, leader of  FCM

Dr. Wang Bing Zhang, founder oversees Chinese democracy movement, deported for activities in China

Ye-Ning, former political prisoner in the PRC, attorney, FCM Board members

Wu Fan, Chair of ADC, leader of China Spring

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