China: A Crackdown Campaign Goes

A Crackdown Campaign Goes On Peking purges liberals and slows economic reforms

In early December, students of the University of Science and Technology in Hefei launched a wave of pro-democracy demonstrations that spread to major cities across China. Last week the same students found a quieter way to express their sentiments: at least 1,000 reportedly signed their names in souvenir albums that paid homage to the university's ousted president, Guan Weiyan. The veteran educator and physicist had been sacked for not exercising tighter control over University Vice President Fang Lizhi, an outspoken defender of liberalization who had also lost his job after the marches. As he left his office, Guan penned a calligraphic...