May 26, 1990 |
Born in idealism and romanticism, the Goddess of Democracy radio ship project collapsed Friday in anger and debt. The ship had been blocked from leaving Taiwan with the transmitters needed for the broadcasts and was unwelcome elsewhere in Asia. So, organizers gave up their plan to beam pro-democracy messages into China from their ship by the June 4 anniversary of the suppression of Beijing's democracy movement. They said they will sell the ship to help cover costs.