“Fang (Lizhi) has died in the United States at the age of 76. To be honest, I kind of pity him. None of his pursuits and endeavours were in rhythm with the development of China. In reality, he has already been forgotten. I hope that Chinese intellectuals can be more rational in the future. China should not have any more of those elites who are receiving the support and protection of foreign countries to oppose the powers-that-be in this country. That is the old generation, that is going back to the past. The Dalai Lama has received the most support (from foreign nations), but he is just like a passing cloud, he has zero chance to succeed.”
— Global Times editor-in-chief Hu Xijin (胡锡进) pisses on the grave of Fang Lizhi, the astrophysicist and dissident who just passed away Friday. [via]
Read about the life and death of Fang Lizhi here. Also read the Global Times’ editorial on Fang Lizhi’s death here.