FP: Are you traveling again soon?
AW: For the past year, I’ve not been allowed to travel, but now by logic and reasoning I’m a free man, except that I cannot leave China. You know, I have no desire to travel. I have so many things to do; I cannot finish them now.
FP: Your life seems to have migrated onto the Internet almost completely.
AW: Yeah, before you arrived, I’d already spent two hours on the Internet.
FP: So, if your life moves onto the Internet, that’s a big, open city.
AW: It is. Twitter is my city, my favorite city. I can talk to anybody I want to. And anybody who wants to talk to me will get my response. They know me better than their relatives or my relatives. There’s so much imagination there; a lot of times it’s just like poetry. You just read one sentence, and you sense this kind of breeze or a kind of look. It’s amazing.
FP: And yet the city of the Internet is not free for everyone here.
AW: No. We have to dig in or climb over, and we have to do so many things to reach our city. That makes the city beautiful. It’s worth the effort.