I pour out my heart to the
I, the homesick wanderer.
Oh, please, float back to my native land,
And drop the tears I shed for my mother.
I wrote this poem three years
ago. At the time, I never thought it would mean as much as it does today.
- Wu'er Kaixi, in 1989
As an ethnic Uhger, born and raised in Beijing, Wu'er Kaixi knew what it felt like to be an outsider. At the time of the protests, Wu'er was a student of educational administration at Beijing Normal University. He was one of the students allowed into the Great Hall of the People to speak with Deng Xiao Ping on May 18th.
After June 4, Wu'er Kaixi was number two on China's Moat Wanted List, behind Wang Dan. Wu'er was able to flee to France via Hong Kong. There, he helped organize the Federation for a Democratic China (FDC) and served a term as Vice President.
After the term was completed, he went to the United States for six years. In 1994, he moved to Taichung, Taiwan. He currently lives there with his wife, a native of Taichung and their two children. He currently hosts a daily talk show and works as a political consultant.
Wu'er Kaixi's arrest warrant, which was broadcast on June 5