Jun 4, 2023

Researcher Xiao Qiang Analyzes the A4 Revolution and ‘Bridge Man’

From Fox News

‘Bridge Man’: The daring dissident who toppled China's COVID lockdowns by ‘sacrificing’ himself

By Caitlin McFall

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been the ruling party in China for nearly 75 years. For those living there, this has meant limited individual rights, far-reaching governmental control and virtually no freedom of expression...

On Oct. 13, 2022, a man dressed in a yellow hard hat and orange shirt hung a banner on Sitong Bridge in Beijing that said, “We want food, not COVID testing. We want reform, not the Cultural Revolution. We want freedom, not lockdowns. We want to vote, not a leader. We want dignity, not lies. We are citizens, not slaves...”

“He didn't plan his escape at all. He was trying to buy as much time as possible to expose [the demonstration] for the public,” Xiao Qiang, a human rights activist, founder and chief editor of China Digital Times and a research scientist for UC Berkeley School of Information, where he researches the CCP and censorship, told Fox News Digital...


Xiao Qiang is the founder and editor-in-chief of the China Digital Times and a research scientist at the I School.

Last updated: June 5, 2023