"Li Wang-Yang Statue" ("Li Wang-Yang Statue"), created in 2018. The statue is 6 meters high with its base. Mr. Chen Weiming completed the creation after 3 months.
Li Wangyang (1950.11.12-2012.6.6), a native of Taashi New Village, Daxiang District, Shaoyang City, Hunan Province, China. The earliest activist of China's independent trade union, the leader of the labor movement. He organized the "Shaoyang Workers' Mutual Aid Association" in 1983 and founded the "Zijiang Minbao". In 1989, he organized workers to participate autonomously in the "June 4th Incident" and was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the crime of "counter-revolutionary propaganda and incitement". In 2001, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crime of "inciting subversion of state power", a cumulative total of 22 years. He is one of the political prisoners who have been imprisoned for the longest time during the June 4th Incident. While serving his sentence, he adhered to principles and rejected the claims of those in power. He was subjected to torture and severe physical torture. His family was also persecuted.
He was released from prison on May 5, 2012. With the help of a friend, he was released from surveillance on the 22nd. He was interviewed by Lin Jiancheng, a reporter from the China Group of Hong Kong Cable News. After the broadcast on June 2, the Domestic Security Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security (" National Security") has also strengthened its monitoring. On the 4th, Li Wangyang was awarded the "Free Spirit Award" by the National Association of Chinese Students and Scholars. At 4 am on the 6th, her sister Li Wangling received a suicide notice from Li Wangyang from the People's Hospital of Daxiang District, Shaoyang City, Hunan Province. The cause of death was suspect. In fact, he was murdered by the CCP. The so-called "suicide" caused a public outcry and public outrage in Hong Kong. Li Wangyang once argued in court: "Protests and freedom of speech are rights granted to the people by the Constitution. I am neither guilty nor wrong.... The Chinese workers have awakened!... This government has come to the opposite side of the people."
In an interview with reporter Lin Jiancheng, he expressed that he hoped that Ding Zilin of the Tiananmen Mothers Movement would persevere: "Professor Ding Zilin is a great mother. For more than 20 years, she has been calling out and calling for the redress of the Tiananmen Square incident every day. , Scream, worthy of the title of Tiananmen Mother, I hope she can persist until the day of redress. The June 4th incident must be rehabilitated, and the souls of martyrs who died should be put in peace." Speaking of the body destroyed by joining the pro-democracy movement, he said No regrets: "Everyone is responsible for the rise and fall of the country. For the country's early entry into a democratic society, and for the early realization of the multi-party system in China, I just beheaded, and I will not look back!"
During the inauguration ceremony of the statue, Mr. Chen Weiming gave a telephone interview to reporters and expressed his admiration for the spirit of "I would rather decapitate than look back" of Li Wangyang, the iron man of the Zhengzheng democracy movement. "It is because of his perseverance that he has contributed to the pursuit of freedom, democracy and constitutionalism in China. Li Wangyang’s spirit of beheading his head and not turning his head back is worth learning. I hope that his statue will inspire more people to oppose authoritarian rule.” “Of course, when I conceived, I must reflect that he sings loudly and is not afraid of being killed. The chain in his hand symbolizes despotism. His unyielding image stands under the sky, but he is not alone. I hope through this statue to tell people who love freedom in China that one Li Wangyang has fallen and thousands of Li Wangyang are like this. Standing up like a sculpture, Li Wangyang is like a beacon, shining us forward."