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[When even reporter's daughter was under #Beijing threat]

1. Really horrified to know the intimidation former #ABC reporter #MatthewCarney faced. #Chinese cops summoned even his 14yo daughter for investigation & threatened to detain her in a secret place

amp.abc.net.au/article/126786…
2. Since 2016, Matthew was repeatedly harassed by Chinese authorities. After he decided to cover #Uyghur #ReeducationCamps in #Xinjiang, he and his crew were surrounded by 20+ security police. Cops even suddenly knocked on his door and asked about daily activities at midnight.
3. One night when Matthew woke up, he found his phone was remotely hacked by someone who accessed, thoroughly searched his email account and found an email concerning #TankMan footage from #TiananmenSquareMassacre.
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[#China new game crackdown on #CallofDuty]

1. After #CallOfDutyBlackOpsColdWar released its teaser, original teaser was swiftly under heavy criticism by Chinese trolls and banned in #China for having a one-second documentary shot of #TiananmenSquareMassacre (1:05) in the teaser.
2. Clearly, this is another game censorship after the recent ban on Animal Crossing, which #Hongkongers take our activism into video games. And also #Blizzard saga last year, where a Hearthstone player was banned for supporting #Hongkong. ImageImage
3. But this time it's even more ridiculous. #Beijing attempts to ban a Cold War game just because the game mentions a Cold War event that the regime wants to remove from its history book. Under #China's tightening ideological grip, game censorship will only intensify. Image
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[One year later, #Policebrutality intensifies]

1. A year ago,millions of #HKers flocked to streets to oppose #AntiExtradition bill & #PoliceViolence. It was the time when demonstrations, protests, strikes, petitions, forming human chains & singing #GlorytoHongKong were permitted Image
2. One year later, #Hongkongers and the world bear witness to #Beijing's growing direct control on the city’s vanishing liberty. Ordinary citizens are stabbed by pro-#Beijing mobs, smashed to the ground and arrested by #hkpolice just because they sing in public. ImageImageImage
3. This is the time when teachers are fired for refusing to censor students, and even a satirical show was halted for mentioning #policebrutality. Image
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1/12 Allow me to share a little story on this anniversary of the #TiananmenSquareMassacre. While in grad school @ElliottSchoolGW, I organized students to protest the crackdown at Tiananmen. I called every university and as many student organizations as I could find in the DC area ‪1/15 Allow me to share a little story on this anniversary of the #TiananmenSquareMassacre. While in grad school @ElliottSchoolGW, I organized students to protest the crackdown at Tiananmen. I called every university and as many student organizations as I could find in the DC area‬
2/12 I soon started getting calls in Asian accents saying “we are watching you.” This was before social media; I expected a few hundred to show, but thousands came. We shut down the streets leading to the Chinese Embassy and spent three days in the little park in front. ‪2/15 I soon started getting calls in Asian accents saying “we are watching you.” This was before social media; I expected a few hundred to show, but thousands came. We shut down the streets leading to the Chinese Embassy and spent three days in the little park in front.‬
3/12 We built an unworthy replica of the statue of freedom like the students had built at Tiananmen, but out of random styrofoam pieces. We could see all the curtains had been pulled shut at the embassy, but every now and then, they would open as they took pictures of us. ‪3/15 We built an unworthy replica of the statue of freedom like the students had built at Tiananmen, but out of random styrofoam pieces. We could see all the curtains had been pulled shut at the embassy, but every now and then, they would open as they took pictures of us.‬‪3/15 We built an unworthy replica of the statue of freedom like the students had built at Tiananmen, but out of random styrofoam pieces. We could see all the curtains had been pulled shut at the embassy, but every now and then, they would open as they took pictures of us.‬
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On the anniversary of the #TiananmenSquareMassacre, Joe Biden's record on China is more appalling than ever.

A vote for Joe Biden is a vote to return to the days of China getting a free pass.

THREAD 👇

donaldjtrump.com/media/on-tiana…
Biden has spent his entire career ignoring China’s human rights abuses and fighting to enrich Communist China at the expense of American workers.

Biden even once went out of his way to promote China’s interests in outer space.

Joe’s son Hunter Biden personally profited from his father’s friendly relationship with the Chinese, landing a lucrative deal with the Bank of China just days after visiting the country with his father via Air Force Two.
nypost.com/2019/10/10/6-f…
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Chinese army crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests killed at least 10,000 people, according to secret British diplomatic cables

#TiananmenSquareMassacre
#六四事件
#六四
bbc.com/news/world-asi…
Protesters “linked arms but were mown down including soldiers. APCs then ran over bodies time and time again to make 'pie' and remains collected by bulldozer. Remains incinerated and then hosed down drains.”

#TiananmenSquareMassacre
#六四事件
#六四
bbc.com/news/world-asi…
“White House declassified files...estimated that 10,454 were killed and 40,000 were injured. The documents cited internal files from the Chinese government...which were passed to the Americans via sources...”

#TiananmenSquareMassacre
#六四事件
#六四
hongkongfp.com/2017/12/21/dec…
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Foi num 4 de junho que essa história aconteceu.

O governo chinês proíbe qualquer menção a essa data nas redes sociais. A vergonha é imensa. O regime teve medo de acabar nesse dia.

Esse é um dos maiores tabus da China. A data esquecida.

E aqui embaixo, lembro como aconteceu:
Esse cara aqui se chama Deng Xiaoping.

Xiaoping assumiu o poder na China em 1978 e fez uma revolução - abriu o mercado do país: descoletivizou a agricultura, privatizou estatais, abriu a China ao investimento estrangeiro, desburocratizou a abertura de novos negócios.
A China viveu o maior crescimento econômico de sua história a partir dessas reformas.

O que significa dizer que se hoje esses caras compram e vendem do mundo inteiro, é graças ao trabalho que Deng Xiaoping realizou lá atrás.

Mas ele não fez nada disso sozinho.
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[This year might be the last year of annual #TiananmenVigil in #Hongkong]

1. 31 years ago, Beijing crushed dissents with tanks and guns. 31 years later, Beijing is ripping out our democratic aspiration with a tyrannical law.
2. At the time when #Beijing is unilaterally imposing the draconian #NationalSecurityLaw upon #Hongkong, this year might be the last year that Hongkongers can talk about #TiananmenSquareMassacre publicly.
3. Even before this evil law is implemented, #HKgov has already tightened its grip by banning this years’ candlelight vigil for the first time in 30 years. To block #Hongkongers from joining the vigil, the venue was locked down w/ barricades, with thousands of #hkpolice deployed.
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Small, scattered installations and signs in commemoration of the #TiananmenSquareMassacre and a growing crowd outside the Victoria Park, where #HongKong govt has banned the annual vigil on the grounds of public health.
Only before seven, but some have pushed down the gates and urging others to enter the field.
“The govt used ridiculous reasons like this construction sign to prevent citizens from using this sport field, especially on an important day like this one, it should make us angry, says a man, who then pushed down the gates surrounding the field.
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THREAD: At least 10,000 people died in #TiananmenSquaremassacre, a secret #British cable from the time says

Secret document say death toll was much higher than later reported, while claiming wounded students were bayoneted as they begged for their lives
independent.co.uk/news/world/asi…
First waves of troops went in unarmed to disperse the protesters. Then “The 27 Army APCs opened fire on the crowd before running over them. APCs ran over troops & civilians at 65kmh.” “Students were given one hour to leave square, but after five minutes APCs attacked.
“Students linked arms but were mown down. APCs then ran over the bodies time and time again to make, quote ‘pie’ unquote, and remains collected by bulldozer. “Remains incinerated and then hosed down drains.”
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1. Today, June 4, marks the 31st anniversary of #TiananmenSquareMassacre by the Communist Party of China. Today, the day chillingly resonates with the Chinese people who find themselves in the same position as the summer of 1989. We recount the horrific events.
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2. In mid-1980s, #China erupted in widespread student- led protests against the corrupt & authoritarian Communist Party. Among major demands were political reforms towards democracy.Naturally, the Communist Party viewed it as a threat. bbc.in/3gShT0o
3. In the spring of 1989, the protests had spread wide & were fuelled by the death of Hu Yaobang, the communist leader who had pushed for political reforms in China. Inspired by Hu, students took to the street and began a march from Beijing to Tiananmen Square in May.
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Don't fall for any "order must be restored by the troops" rhetoric when that was the SAME excuse the Chinese government used during the #TiananmenSquareMassacre exactly 31 years ago

Here's a wider than usual shot of what Tank Man was really facing.
also don't drop your guard because of any concessions the military might seem to be making, because that's what the 250,000 troops mobilized to Beijing did on May 24, 12 days before the massacre
and note that telling protestors to back down without their demands being met DOES NOT WORK because that's exactly what got things heated 2 days before the massacre
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THREAD: As a former @nytimes Op-Ed editor I am reluctant to weigh in on my alma mater. But the decision to publish @SenTomCotton calling for troop deployments to quell unrest falls short of sound journalistic practice.
It calls for “an overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain and ultimately deter lawbreakers” but offers no evidence that existing law enforcement efforts—by National Guard troops, county sheriffs, city police departments—is failing.
As @EsperDoD said today: “The option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort—and only in the most urgent and dire of situations. We are not in one of those situations now. I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act."
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At least 10,000 people died on June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square massacre in China, secret British cable from the time alleged -

Wounded students were bayoneted as they begged for their lives, burnt remains of victims were hosed down the drains
independent.co.uk/news/world/asi…
The ‘atrocities’ against thousands of pro democracy protesters in & around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square had been coordinated by 27 Army of Shanxi Province, whose troops were described as ‘60% illiterate & called primitives’.

They opened fire on the crowd before running over them.
Tanks ran over civilians at 40 miles per hour, students were given one hour to leave Tiananmen Square, but after 5 minutes APCs attacked.

Students linked arms but were mown down. APCs then ran over the bodies time & time again to make “Pie”, and remains collected by bulldozer.
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Take an #intelligence #History
break! The #photography & #Video evidence of what was left of the #Chinese people after the "People's Liberation Army" committed the #TiananmenSquareMassacre
(link to directory, ++NSFL). Never again. #FreeHongKong

cnd.org/June4th/massac…
Fair disclosure: In the 90s I was a "welcomer" for #HongKong students at my uni. Overtly we were 🇨🇦 peer mentors. Really we were defending 🇭🇰 students whom the #Chinese & #Communists clubs targeted for #psychological #Terrorism with #Tiananmen gutter-burger pics & rape threats.
As always, I do my best to withhold my politics while teaching - you can construct your own narrative by critical thinking or you wouldn't bother to engage & educate yourselves about espionage - its methods & manifestations; its history & historiography; its fact & fantasies. Yet
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When #China Massacred Its Own People - “Lies written in ink cannot disguise facts written in blood.” nytimes.com/2019/06/01/opi…
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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For 30 years, Jiang Lin– a former lieutenant in #China’s army– kept silent on the horrors she saw during the #TiananmenSquareMassacre. Today, she speaks up to tell her story as an insider: nyti.ms/2JOyEMG #June4
“The pain has eaten at me for 30 years,” she said in an interview in Beijing. “Everyone who took part must speak up about what they know happened. That’s our duty to the dead, the survivors and the children of the future.” #China #June4 nyti.ms/2JOyEMG
Jiang said she felt compelled to call for a public reckoning because generations of Chinese Communist Party leaders, including President Xi Jinping, have expressed no remorse for the violence. Ms. Jiang left #China this week. #June4 nyti.ms/2JOyEMG
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