Gong Fei: An Arrest in Tiananmen Square

This is called freedom of speech in China. Shouting your thoughts in a public place and off you go to ….never to be seen or heard from again.

Chopsticks and Cherry Blossoms

Truthfully, I debated writing this post for about a week after the incident I describe here occurred.  While I believe that this story is of significance, I realize that I am approaching it from a position of ignorance and could misinform the reader, and also that in posting this I do take some personal risk in that the Chinese government does not take kindly to netizens openly discussing potentially unflattering issues.  I finally resolved to write about what I saw because I feel compelled to tell this story.  While decrying meaning from this event is difficult, I think in the end it shows instances of conflicting humanity that is often ignored in America’s understanding of daily life under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

As a student of Chinese politics and Chinese history, visiting Tiananmen Square is an occasion for mixed feelings.  On one side of the emotional spectrum, the sense…

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