Huhu was born in a happy family. Both his father Yu Chao and mother Chu Tong, graduates from the prestigious Qinghua University of China, are Falun Gong practitioners. They used to have very good jobs. However, because of peacefully appealing for Falun Gong, his mother Chu Tong was secretly sentenced to 18 months. As she exposed her experience of being persecuted, the police searched for her and she had to escape from home. Huhu then had to follow his parents to escape from one place to another to avoid being arrested. Facing such high pressure and unstable life, they were forced to leave Huhu with a friend.
In August 2002, Chu Tong and Yu Chao were again abducted in Beijing. They were detained for over 16 months and suffered all kinds of tortures. On January 9th, 2004, Beijing City Chaoyang District Court secretly sentenced the couple along with another PhD candidate of Qinghua University, Wang Weiyu. Huhu’s mother Chu Tong was sentenced to 11 years, and his father Yu Chao was sentenced to 9 years.