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1/ Tuesday, June 4 marks the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. For 30 years, PRC has suppressed this event blocking even any reference to June 4. #tiananmen30
2/ Every year before the anniversary, the PRC increases its efforts to censor or erase this stain. This includes preemptively arresting those promoting greater freedom in China (some whom I have met).… #tiananmen30
3/ Just as Lincoln at Gettysburg said it is for us, the living, to remain dedicated to the cause the soldiers gave their last ounce of devotion, so too is up to us those who saw and remembered to continue to spread the words and images of what happened. #tiananmen30
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When #China Massacred Its Own People - “Lies written in ink cannot disguise facts written in blood.”…
Thirty years ago in the spring of 1989, as the world’s most populous country teetered on the edge of freedom, I received a late-night phone call in my apartment in Beijing: The Chinese Army was invading its own capital.
Students made roads impassable by setting up barricades to block the army, so I got on my bicycle & pedaled furiously toward the gunfire. I reached Tiananmen Square shortly before the army & I watched as soldiers fired their automatic weapons directly at the crowd that I was in.
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In 1999, the National Security Archive released hundreds of documents in response to an FOIA request Re #TiananmenSquare #Tiananmen30 @ECCulper @almostjingo @MadAddictSport @AnnieNBarney @We_Have_Risen @CarrollQuigley1…
Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History
Edited By Jeffrey T. Richelson and Michael L. Evans
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 16 #HistoryMatters #FreeSpeechMatters @jack…
@ECCulper @almostjingo @MadAddictSport @AnnieNBarney @We_Have_Risen @CarrollQuigley1 Why is there not much information Re #TiananmenSquare in the USA?

44 is shaking his hand here.

Who is he?
C. H. Tung

What is he the chairman of?
China United States Exchange Foundation

C. H. Tung is responsible for the Confucius Institutes subverting college campuses.
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At least 10,000 people died in Tiananmen Square massacre, secret British cable from the time alleged

Secret document suggested death toll much higher than reported, while claiming wounded students were bayoneted as they begged for lives

A Chinese army unit whose troops were likened to “primitives” killed at least 10,000.

Wounded female students were bayoneted, human remains were “hosted down the drains”, a mother was shot as she tried to go to the aid of her injured 3-year-old daughter.

Sir Alan Donald, then UK ambassador to China wrote, “APCs opened fire on the crowd before running over them at 65kph.

Students linked arms but were mowed down. APCs then ran over the bodies time & time again, remains collected by bulldozer.”

This is Xi’s Communist Party. 🤬🤬🤬
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With the 30th anniversary of the #June4 #TiananmenMassacre now 2 weeks away, today I start featuring profiles of #CCP murder victims from @hrichina's excellent 'Unforgotten'. I also change my profile pic to #DuanChanglong & encourage others to do likewise.…
#HK journalists have made a new series of dozens of short video testimonies (w English sub-titles) about their coverage of the 1989 pro-democracy protests in China 30 years ago to commemorate #June4. #六四30…
The book to read for the 30th anniversary of the #June4 #TiananmenMassacre is @liaoyiwu1's Bullets & Opium about the ordinary people imprisoned in the crackdown's aftermath. Here's an excerpt. #六四30…
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