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.
- Gong Fei: An Arrest in Tiananmen Square (chopsticksandcherryblossoms.wordpress.com)
- Four Children Protest on Tiananmen Square, Looking for Their ‘Disappeared’ Moms (theepochtimes.com)
- The Chinese Constitution and the Case of Falun Gong (fuldar.wordpress.com)
- Love is more powerful then hate: (kimchaffeephotography.wordpress.com)
- This is Chinese history. Will it be taught to Hong Kong students? The Tank Man, Tiananmen Square 1989 video. (humanrightchild.wordpress.com)
- A Postmodern Account of Cruel and Unusual Torture in China (theepochtimes.com)
- Chinese activist jailed over Yahoo email is freed (pherecrates1.wordpress.com)
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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