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Sun Weibang

Sun Weibang

... was born in Qingdao (Shandong) in 1943. In 1979, under the influence of the Beijing Spring movement, he founded his own independent journal "Sea Spray" (Hailanghua) in Qingdao, where he used the pseudonym "Sun Feng". In 1980 he participated in a meeting organized by Xu Wenli and Wang Xizhe to debate the founding of a new political movement or party. In January 1981, Sun attended another similar conference, in April he was arrested, just like Xu Wenli and others, and he was sentenved to one year prison term. In 1989 Sun joined the Tiananmen students' movement. Accused of "counter-revolutionary agitation" , he was handed down a 12 year prison sentence. In 1999 he managed to use a temporary parole to flee the country. After having reached the French embassy in Vietnam, he was allowed to travel to France. Sun Weibang now lives with his family in Paris.

Interview with Sun Weibang (on April 28, 2014 in Marie Holzman's apartment in Paris)

Here you find the Chinese text of the interview (an English translation will be provided later).


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