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    Tiananmen student leader on revolution

     

    By NEAL MOORE

     

    TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan – Republic of China (CNN iReport)

    I met up with prominent Chinese dissident in exile, Wu’erkaixi, who joined a new generation of Chinese college youth from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan for ‘Jasmine’ protests today in Taipei’s “Liberty Square”.  And they were talking revolution.

     

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    Wu’erkaixi is one of the best-known student leaders of the Tiananmen protests.  He is a former student of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo and former President of the Autonomous Student Union, Beijing Normal University.  Following the massacre at Tiananmen Square, Wu’erkaixi was listed as No. 2 on the Chinese government’s most wanted student list.  He successfully fled China and has been in exile for 22 years.

     

    Seaman Wong, age 19. Seaman is from Hong Kong and is studying at National Taiwan University.

     

    Cecilia Jin, age 18. Cecilia is from Macau and is studying at National Chengchi University.

     

     

     

     

    Click through the following photos and extra video (tabs located directly below the video box):

     

    Tab #2 PHOTO: Chinese youth protesters scream and chant with placard: “Support the Chinese Jasmine Revolution", Liberty Square, Taipei City, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.

     

    Tab #3 VIDEO: Entire interview with Chinese dissident Wu’erkaixi.

     

    Tab #4 PHOTO: Chinese dissident Wu’erkaixi inspires the next generation of Chinese youth from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taipei.  Liberty Square, Taipei City, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.

     

    Tab #5 VIDEO: Entire interview with the next generation of Chinese college youth protesters, Seaman Wong (from Hong Kong) and Cecilia Jin (from Macau).

     

    Tab #6 PHOTO: Chinese youth protester speaking to the local media. Liberty Square, Taipei City, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.

     

    Tab #7 PHOTO: Chinese youth with a banner reading “End the autocracy”. Liberty Square, Taipei City, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.

     

    Tab #8 PHOTO: Chinese dissident Wu’erkaixi with Chinese youth holding a banner reading “End the Autocracy”. Liberty Square, Taipei City, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.

     

    Tab #9 PHOTO: Local media take aim at Chinese youth with a banner reading: “Stop oppressing human rights” – “Release Liu Xiaobo” – “Support the Chinese Jasmine Revolution” and “End the Autocracy”. Liberty Square, Taipei City, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.

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