Join Jan Jekeliek, host of American Thought Leaders, and Fengsuo Zhou
Many people cite the high-rise fire in zero-COVID locked-down Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, as the proximate cause of the unprecedented mass protests happening across China today. But before the Urumqi fire, there was another first: The Bridge Man protest. On Nov. 2 of this year, Fengsuo Zhou, a student leader during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, sat down with me for an interview, where he presciently explained the significance of the Bridge Man, and why he expected that this protest was the beginning of something bigger.
What was it like being at the center of the Tiananmen Square protests? Why can’t the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) back away form its disasterous Zero-COVID restrictions, even now? And what are the greatest existential threats to the CCP?
This interview with Fengsuo Zhou, who was number five on the CCP’s most wanted list at the time of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, was originally live-streamed as part of the National Security C.L.A.S.S. (Cyber, Land, Air, Sea, & Space) Summit. You can watch the whole Nov. 2, 2022 livestream here.