15 years on

that picture of the protestor in front of tanks

Today is the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, what Beijing leaders termed as crushing a “counter-revolutionary rebellion”.

You’d think after decades in power, the Communist Party would accept that what they are doing is no longer called a ‘revolution’, it’s ‘consolidation’.

While China has changed a lot since then, it also really hasn’t. Here’s to another 15 years of denial.

3 Comments

  • mdmhvonpa says:

    They committed mass suicide. Like the Heavens Gate cult. Yeah, thats it. Except they couldnt afford cool-aid so they chewed on bullets. Speaking of counter-revolutionary rebellion, anyone hear anything about the Militant Islamic problems in the Western regions?

  • Phil says:

    What are you talking about??? Nothing happened! It was an invention of the western media to make China look bad!

    Oh jesus, what a mess… There is not right thing to say on days like these. And still so many get arrested because they want to speak out (60 cyberdissidents in China alone in prisons, and how many journalists? and how many political activists?). A sad day indeed.

  • Maria says:

    Hi Andrea.

    There was an article in the Seattle Times yesterday from the Christian Science Monitor (which I can’t find now) that said that the events of June 3 and 4 of 1989 are controversial–they say that perhaps there was NO massacre in the Square. There were murders elsewhere, but maybe not in the Square.

    If only the government would say something. I think that’s what most people want, right?