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Xu Wenli, a pro-democracy leader and one of China's most prominent dissidents, was tried on December 12, 1998 and charged with secretly organizing and planning the China Democratic Party with the purpose of "subverting state power."

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He was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, only to be unexpectedly released from prison on December 24, 2002, eight years shy of his scheduled release. Having collectively spent 16 years in custody since 1981, Wenli arrived in the US on December 25, 2002 and has since spent his time meeting with reporters and reuniting with his wife and daughter.

Wenli was first imprisoned during the 1979-81 Democracy Wall movement. At that time, he helped launch "April Fifth Forum," a major dissident journal, and in November 1979 he put up a poster on the Democracy Wall. He wrote a twenty-point list of suggestions to the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, circulated a private newsletter, gave numerous interviews to foreign journalists and television stations emphasizing the need for democracy in a Marxist society, and published several articles in Hong Kong under a pseudonym.

Regarded as a moderate within the movement, Wenli publicly protested the arrests of fellow Democracy Wall activists Wei Jingsheng and Liu Qing. Due to this bold statement of public discord, he was arrested on October 4, 1981 and sentenced on June 8, 1982 to fifteen years for "illegally organizing a clique to overthrow the government." Late 1985, he managed to smuggle out a detailed account entitled "My Defense Statement," about his arrest, trial, and general treatment in prison, including his 200 interrogation sessions. Following the document's publication outside of China in 1986, Wenli was moved to a windowless cell measuring only three square meters, where he spent three and a half years.

In 1993, after serving twelve years, eleven of which were in solitary confinement, Wenli was released, but was repeatedly held for questioning thereafter and accused of violating his parole. After securing the restoration of his political rights in October 1996, he openly returned to political activities. Since then, he has been involved in criticizing China's human rights record to the foreign press, mobilizing dissidents in China, expanding his overseas contacts, and taking an active role in formulating dissident strategies and tactics.

Wenli is a man dedicated to a more free and open society for the people of his country, and remains an inspiration to activists throughout the world. Currently Wenli is the Visiting Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

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Xu Wenli

Xu Wenli, a pro-democracy leader and one of China's most prominent dissidents, was tried on December 12, 1998 and charged with secretly organizing and planning the China Democratic Party with the purpose of "subverting state power."

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Xu Wenli Biography

He was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, only to be unexpectedly released from prison on December 24, 2002, eight years shy of his scheduled release. Having collectively spent 16 years in custody since 1981, Wenli arrived in the US on December 25, 2002 and has since spent his time meeting with reporters and reuniting with his wife and daughter.

Wenli was first imprisoned during the 1979-81 Democracy Wall movement. At that time, he helped launch "April Fifth Forum," a major dissident journal, and in November 1979 he put up a poster on the Democracy Wall. He wrote a twenty-point list of suggestions to the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, circulated a private newsletter, gave numerous interviews to foreign journalists and television stations emphasizing the need for democracy in a Marxist society, and published several articles in Hong Kong under a pseudonym.

Regarded as a moderate within the movement, Wenli publicly protested the arrests of fellow Democracy Wall activists Wei Jingsheng and Liu Qing. Due to this bold statement of public discord, he was arrested on October 4, 1981 and sentenced on June 8, 1982 to fifteen years for "illegally organizing a clique to overthrow the government." Late 1985, he managed to smuggle out a detailed account entitled "My Defense Statement," about his arrest, trial, and general treatment in prison, including his 200 interrogation sessions. Following the document's publication outside of China in 1986, Wenli was moved to a windowless cell measuring only three square meters, where he spent three and a half years.

In 1993, after serving twelve years, eleven of which were in solitary confinement, Wenli was released, but was repeatedly held for questioning thereafter and accused of violating his parole. After securing the restoration of his political rights in October 1996, he openly returned to political activities. Since then, he has been involved in criticizing China's human rights record to the foreign press, mobilizing dissidents in China, expanding his overseas contacts, and taking an active role in formulating dissident strategies and tactics.

Wenli is a man dedicated to a more free and open society for the people of his country, and remains an inspiration to activists throughout the world. Currently Wenli is the Visiting Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

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  • How to book Xu Wenli?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Xu Wenli for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Xu Wenli, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Xu Wenli or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Xu Wenli?

    Booking fees for Xu Wenli, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Xu Wenli, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Xu Wenli?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Xu Wenli for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Xu Wenli for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Xu Wenli or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Xu Wenli or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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