Federation for a Democratic China

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Federation for a Democratic China (FDC) is a political group that advocates the democratization of China through opposition of the Communist Party of China and support of human rights. It was founded on September 22, 1989 in Paris, France, following the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Incident. It was a party of exiles active in Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, USA, Japan, England, and other European countries.

On October 8 2012, Sheng Xue was elected as the President, success to Fei Liangyong who had been the president of FDC since 2003.

Other former presidents of FDC included Yan Jiaqi and Wan Runnan, both lived in France during FDC's initial stage and now live in USA.

It was very active in the five years following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 and has been substantially reinvigorated and active since 2003 with large congresses attracting a broad cross-section of leading Chinese Democracy Activists and exiles.[citation needed]

In 2005 Chen Yonglin, then Chinese consulate-general working in Sydney, defected to the Australian government by a formal claim for political asylum. Chen claimed that a network of 1,000 Chinese government spies were operating in Australia, leading the chairman of the Australian branch of the FDC to comment that such claims could "lead to [an] atmosphere of distrust and even antagonism towards the Chinese community."[1]

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  1. ^ Danks, Katherine (2005-07-25). "Chen 'gave permission to confirm ID'". News.com.au. Retrieved 2008-01-26. [dead link]