Wang Juntao , 49, a native of Nanjing , Jiangsu province . He was jailed briefly in 1976 for taking part in the Tiananmen protests when he was only 16. Labelled one of the 'black hands' in the 1989 democracy movement, he was sentenced to 13 years in prison in 1991. He was sent to the US on medical parole in 1994. He lives in New York, where he earned a PhD in political science at Columbia University in 2006. He divorced his first wife, Hou Xiaotian , and married Lauren Ding, a Chinese student in the US, in December 1999. They have an eight-year-old daughter. Wang Dan , 40, a Shandong province native. He was a student at Peking University at the time he took part in the June 4 protests. He topped Beijing's wanted list and was in hiding until his arrest in 1990. He was sentenced to four years in prison in 1991, released and then rearrested in 1995 for 'subversion' and sentenced in 1996 to 11 years. Mr Wang was released on medical parole and went to the United States for treatment in 1998. He has lived in Los Angeles since graduating from Harvard University in May with a PhD in history and East Asian languages. Wuerkaixi , 40, a Uygur born in the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang but raised in Beijing. He was a student at Beijing Normal University and gained prominence when China Central Television showed him rebuking premier Li Peng . He fled to France before going to the United States to study at Harvard University. He has been a managing partner of an American investment banking firm in Taipei since 2005. He married Chen Hui-ling, a native of Taichung, in 1994. Their two sons are now 13 and 10. Chai Ling , 42, a Shandong province native. She was a postgraduate student at Beijing Normal University when she became the general director of the June 4 protest. She fled to France in 1990, where she divorced then husband Feng Congde . She later received an honorary master's degree in political science from Princeton University in the US. She and her second husband, Robert Maginn, founded an internet company called Jenzabar in Boston. Ms Chai has distanced herself from all overseas Chinese dissidents. Feng Congde , 41, a Sichuan native. He was a Peking University student when he fled to France with Chai Ling in 1990 after 10 months in hiding on the mainland. He was awarded a PhD in Taoism and Chinese medicine in France in 2003. Mr Feng is now the chief editor of the website 64memo. com in Boston. Li Lu , 42, a graduate from Nanjing University in Jiangsu . He was the only non-Beijing-based organiser and student leader. He fled to the US in 1990, attended Columbia University and obtained three degrees simultaneously - a bachelor's degree in economics, a juris doctoral degree and an MBA. He founded a New York-based hedge fund called Himalaya Capital in 2000 and is still a general partner. Shen Tong , 40, a Beijing native. He was a graduate student at Peking University at the time of the unrest in 1989. Even though he was wanted by authorities, Mr Shen used a Chinese passport he obtained to study biology in the US to board a flight at Beijing's airport on June 10, 1989. In 2000, Mr Shen moved from Massachusetts to New York, where he founded VFinity, an IT company that makes software tools and web applications. He has a daughter and a son, and was elected to the digital committee of the board of Poets & Writers this year.