Trump Called the Tiananmen Square Massacre a ‘Riot’, and That Tells You A Lot
In 1989, thousands of students and supporters flooded Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China to protest for democracy. In response, the Chinese government cracked down with brutal military force, killing hundreds if not thousands of Chinese citizens. It was one of the most dramatic cries for liberty and freedom of a century marked by the battles against totalitarianism. It is remembered as a time of bloody | Read More »
China, 25 Years After the Tiananmen Square Massacre
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Dean Cheng to discuss the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, the legacy of those freedom fighters and the two China’s of today.
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First Amendment Fatwa
Down through history the only obstacle to independence and liberty being exercised by free people are totalitarian leaders and governments that restrict what God has divinely bestowed on mankind — freedom. Recently, that quest for freedom has emerged in two diametrically opposed protests, one in the United States, and another, thousands of miles away, in Iran. Yet, as both exhibit the intrinsic cry of the human | Read More »
Today We Remember Tyranny and Defiance
People forget that the protests that June 4th were country wide, not just in Tiananmen Square. Today, China is trying its best to shut down the internet and news sources to keep the remembrances silent. China tries to wipe out the memory of the protests as it tries to wipe out the protestors themselves. We remember. We remember the tragedy. We remember that our nation | Read More »
Shorter Chas Freeman: the rabble at Tiananmen Square weren’t suppressed *enough*.
NO. REALLY. But I want to take issue with what I assume, perhaps incorrectly, to be yoiur citation of the conventional wisdom about the 6/4 [or Tiananmen] incident. I find the dominant view in China about this very plausible, i.e. that the truly unforgivable mistake of the Chinese authorities was the failure to intervene on a timely basis to nip the demonstrations in the bud, | Read More »