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Örkesh Dölet (Uyghur: ئۆركەش دۆلەت‎; alternatively transliterated Uerkesh Davlet), commonly known as Wu'erkaixi (from the Chinese pinyin spelling of his name), is a Chinese dissident of Uyghur heritage known for his leading role during the Tiananmen protests of 1989. He was born in Beijing on 17 February 1968 with ancestral roots in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang. He achieved prominence while studying at Beijing Normal University as a hunger striker who rebuked Chinese Premier Li Peng on national television. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wu'erkaixi has received more than 284,135 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 344th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Wu'erkaixi ranks 343 out of 426Before her are Yagan, Marsha P. Johnson, Lucy Parsons, Sakine Cansız, Wolfe Tone, and Lucy Stone. After her are Claudette Colvin, Eoin O'Duffy, Neerja Bhanot, Hereward the Wake, Otto Warmbier, and Afeni Shakur.

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Among people born in 1968, Wu'erkaixi ranks 154Before her are Lina Cheryazova, Jørn Lande, Mari Kiviniemi, Sergei Lukyanenko, Megan Follows, and Scott Morrison. After her are Brian Steen Nielsen, Chayanne, Ståle Solbakken, Ray Wilson, Gordon Bajnai, and Dorinel Munteanu.

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In China

Among people born in China, Wu'erkaixi ranks 655 out of 921Before her are Ingrid Noll (null), Lei Jun (1969), Dai Sijie (1954), Zhao Wei (1976), Taylor Wang (1940), and Paul Shan Kuo-hsi (1924). After her are Leon Lai (1966), Zhou Xun (1974), Jia Zhangke (1970), Tian Zhuangzhuang (1952), Lisa Lu (1927), and Li Changchun (1944).


Among social activists born in China, Wu'erkaixi ranks 8Before her are Zhang Jue (200), Meng Huo (101), Li Hongzhi (1951), Zhang Guotao (1897), Wei Jingsheng (1950), and Harry Wu (1937). After her are Tank Man (2000), Hu Jia (1973), and Chen Guangcheng (1971).

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