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Daemon
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Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Each year thousands of people in Hong Kong, China, gather on June 4 to commemorate the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre with a candlelight vigil. On that day in 1989, Chinese government tanks rolled into Beijing's Tiananman Square, killing hundreds of demonstrators calling for democratic reforms in China, and injuring 10,000 more. Since 1997, the Chinese government has discouraged the Hong Kong commemorations and pressured foreign news correspondents not to cover the yearly event. In the year 2002 about 45,000 people attended the vigil. More...
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Tiananmen Square Anniversary
Each year thousands of people in Hong Kong, China, gather on June 4 to commemorate the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre with a candlelight vigil. On that day in 1989, Chinese government tanks rolled into Beijing's Tiananman Square, killing hundreds of demonstrators calling for democratic reforms in China, and injuring 10,000 more. Since 1997, the Chinese government has discouraged the Hong Kong commemorations and pressured foreign news correspondents not to cover the yearly event. In the year 2002 about 45,000 people attended the vigil.
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Criminal communist regime must be obliterated in China. The wonderful Chinese people deserve a better lot than those retarded commie bureaucrats.
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Each year thousands of people in Hong Kong, China, gather on June 4 to commemorate the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre with a candlelight vigil. On that day in 1989, Chinese government tanks rolled into Beijing's Tiananman Square, killing hundreds of demonstrators calling for democratic reforms in China, and injuring 10,000 more. Since 1997, the Chinese government has discouraged the Hong Kong commemorations and pressured foreign news correspondents not to cover the yearly event. In the year 2002 about 45,000 people attended the vigil.


Standard Chinese.
Adyl Mouhei
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Daemon wrote:
Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Each year thousands of people in Hong Kong, China, gather on June 4 to commemorate the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre with a candlelight vigil. On that day in 1989, Chinese government tanks rolled into Beijing's Tiananman Square, killing hundreds of demonstrators calling for democratic reforms in China, and injuring 10,000 more. Since 1997, the Chinese government has discouraged the Hong Kong commemorations and pressured foreign news correspondents not to cover the yearly event. In the year 2002 about 45,000 people attended the vigil. More...
taurine
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China avoided the fate of a country in civil war. This means, countless lives spared, no forced migration, no local warlords like in Libya, for example.

Sas? Nic. Sassnitz. Rug, ja? Rugen. Telemark in Harzgerode.
RuthP
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taurine wrote:
China avoided the fate of a country in civil war. This means, countless lives spared, no forced migration, no local warlords like in Libya, for example.

Not moving has not saved essentially the entire Uighur from being placed in concentration camps in situ. The Chinese government has never been a bastion of freedom and safety, but in the past couple of decades, it has become extremely controlling. Witness the Uighurs and other minority populations, and witness the treatment of Hong Kong.

I remember Tianaman. The government's response to peaceful protest had nothing to do with protection from civil war. It had everything to do with maintaining the power of the ruling clique.
taurine
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Peaceful protest was gathering support from Western democracies which could in the result cause mayhem similar to outcome visible in Libya, Irak, Afghanistan.
The government's response to protests had everything to do with the maintaining the power of the ruling communist party. What was situation in China before communists took over the power like? Western democracies taking advantage of weak Chinese reformists governments formed since Sun Yat-sen. British occupying Hong-Kong in the result of won wars against weak China caused by Chinese reluctance to accept drugs - opium - as a means of payment for tea exported to UK. French, German, Japanese any any other I do not remember now, Western powers exerting their influence over China demanding and receiving commercial concessions.
As to Uighur, I do not care. Amnesty International helps "Syrian" refugees located across Greek Islands and they even have no idea what measures are suitable to countermand serious threat many of those people pose as hardened Muslim fighters ready to start unrest in Western Europe.
So, I really do not care about Uighur because I prefer safe China to troubled Libya. And I like when citizens can go out safe at 10 pm as they can at 7 am, where education is guaranteed for everyone, where hunger and starvation are long ago gone.
If you prefer Uighur and think that you have knowledge and responsibility to discuss the matter about Chinese politics, then all the best.

Sas? Nic. Sassnitz. Rug, ja? Rugen. Telemark in Harzgerode.
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