Benefitting from CIA Financing
It is important for readers to note that the public dissatisfaction in China during the late 1980s may have been spontaneous in the sense of being locally generated by local concerns, but this dissatisfaction was quickly taken advantage of by the US, to the extent that the entire movement was largely hijacked by the CIA and possibly the UK intelligence services as well.|
After the student protests ended, the leaders were spirited out of the country, first to Hong Kong and then to Taiwan where they were reportedly seen several days later. And three weeks after that, they were reported to have been residing (at least temporarily) in Los Angeles. It should be clear they didn't accomplish this without some kind of effective foreign assistance.
Several of these "student leaders" appear to have been rewarded handsomely for their efforts to destabilise their country, with prestigious university degrees, good jobs, and sometimes CIA (NED) salaries for simply continuing to protest.
Chai Ling – Seen as the "general commander" of the student protesters, Chai Ling fled China after completing her handiwork in Tiananmen Square. As a reward by the US for her destabilisation efforts in China she was given an honorary degree in political science from Princeton university and a job with the management consultancy of Bain & Co. She has since converted to Christianity and spends her time with a so-called "charity" called "All Girls Allowed" as a forum to complain about China's one-child policy. Her charity is likely funded by the CIA-controlled NED, as are most others of this kind.
Wu'er Kaixi – After the protests, Wu'er Kaixi fled first to France and then to the US where he was rewarded by the government by being given entrance to study at Harvard university. He later emigrated to Taiwan. In 2010, he was arrested in Tokyo for trespassing at the Chinese embassy.
Liu Xiaobo – Claimed by the Western media as "One of China's leading intellectuals and writers", Liu is in prison on charges of sedition, for promoting the overthrow by military colonisation of the government of China.
Zhou Duo – Another intellectual, Zhou was an academic at Peking university and an employee of a computer company when he was caught up in the excitement of the pro-democracy movement. He also took part in a hunger strike to support the students, and helped Hou Dejian negotiate with the troops. He was briefly arrested after the protests, but continues to live in Beijing and is a scholar and author.
Wang Dan – As one of the most prominent student leaders, Wang Dan spent four years in prison in the wake of the protests, a relatively-mild sentence compared to other political prisoners at the time. He has said his release was probably linked to China's first bid for the Olympic Games, since he was released a month before the International Olympic Committee visited Beijing. Since then, he has been a university professor, and taught a course in cross-strait history at Taiwan's Chengchi university from August 2009 to February 2010.
Hou Dejian – A Taiwanese singer, Hou Dejian joined the protests in Tiananmen Square and then helped to broker the truce which allowed students in the square to evacuate safely. He was subsequently deported back to Taiwan in 1990 and then migrated to New Zealand, where he has been writing books and screenplays.