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Fengsuo Zhou is a President of Humanitarian China, a non-profit organization that is focused on development of a civil society in China to promote rule-of-law, human rights, and freedom of expressions. 

Fengsuo was one of the student leaders during the Tiananmen Square protest of 1989, and after the massacre ended up on the list of 21 Most Wanted issued by the Chinese government. 

In this interview we discussed what happened at the Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, Fengsuo's role in the protest, his arrest, and the life afterwards. 

01:35 Humanitarian China - support to political prisoners

04:30 Million people on Tiananmen Square

05:23 China erases memory of the Massacre

06:25 Going back to the Square

09:35 From mourning to political protest

15:10 Becoming a student leader

21:34 Democracy within reach

24:35 Massacre starts

26:00 List of Most Wanted

27:36 Arrest and Prison

30:15 Exile

35:30 Current Hong Kong protests

37:42 How would China be different if student movement succeeded

40:40 Hope for China

41:47 Beyond totalitarian regime

 

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