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Chinese Visit Hong Kong to Honor

Tiananmen Protesters During Crackdown

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usnews Twenty-five years after hundreds of protesters were killed by armed soldiers in what has become known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre, thousands gathered at a vigil in Hong Kong in remembrance of the event that still has China stirring.

Participants at the vigil observed a moment of silence, placed wreaths to honor those lost and stood around a life-size Goddess of Democracy at Victoria Park. The heart of Beijing was a different story, according to reports. The city, which was overflowing with activists speaking out against leaders of the People’s Republic of China in 1989, was bare Wednesday with the exception of police and soldiers lining the streets, The Washington Post reported.

This was no coincidence. The government has been doing everything in its power to keep Tiananmen out of people’s minds and out of the public eye. As a result, Chinese citizens who wanted to commemorate the protest traveled to Hong Kong, where they could avoid the country’s crackdown.

In China, what occurred on June 4th is taboo – some websites were blocked this week to prevent chatter and journalists were warned that informants were on the lookout for activity related to the issue, according to The Washington Post.
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  • #1
    09-07-2014 12:12 PM Matt :
    This is the tip of the iceberg. China will soon erupt with voices . Why? They're progressing as a society and with that will come the call for free speech. People want to live more comfortable, yes, but the chosen few will want a voice, like our founding fathers. These will be great men and women whom will shape Chinese history and create a future democracy. But until then, they will enjoy their access to luxury and new goods/ commerce. That will last only so long. 1Bn ppl!!
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    09-07-2014 12:13 PM Abed :
    I don't think the current status is still that "most people in China are aware of the incident, but no one dare to talk about it", but "no one care to talk about it". I'm 100% against what Chinese government did 25 years ago, but what I'm not agree about is their way to suppress the student movement, instead of their decision to crack it down.
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    09-07-2014 12:13 PM Lainer :
    People's democratic governments aren't motivated by profit. So this never happens there.