06/04/2020 – Chinese Government Pushing All Lives Matter on Anniversary of Tiananmen

Posted on Jun 4, 2020

source: https://pjmedia.com/columns/charlie-martin/2020/06/04/chinese-government-pushing-all-lives-matter-on-anniversary-of-tiananmen-n494433

AP Photo/Jeff Widener
Thirty-one years ago today, The Chinese Communist Government decided that the protests in “天安门广场” — Tiananmen Square, named for the “Gate of Heavenly Peace” on the north side of the square — had gone on too long, that the “’89 Democracy Movement” could no longer be tolerated, and sent thousands of protesters and bystanders through the Gate of Heavenly Peace with guns and tanks, while arresting thousands of others throughout the country.

The “Tank Man” At Tiananmen

The “Tank Man” — no one knows his name, or what happened to him, even today — is one of the most famous images in the world, but another image from the “June 4 Incident” always struck me as well. It was a picture of the improvised Statue of Liberty that the protesters erected in Tiananmen Square.

Students work to finish a styrofoam “Goddess of Democracy”, modelled on the Statue of Liberty, in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, on May 30, 1989. The statue is nearly 30 feet tall. (AP Photo/Jeff Widener)

Listen to Yang Jianli, a survivor of the “June 4 Incident”:

The Chinese Government Wants Us to Forget Tiananmen

Today, we’re hearing from China, but not about Tiananmen Square. Here’s the spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry today:

Hua Chunying 华春莹

@SpokespersonCHN

All lives matter. We stand firmly with our African friends. We strongly oppose all forms of racial discrimination and inflammatory expressions of racism and hatred. https://twitter.com/AUC_MoussaFaki/status/1266307253549891586 

Moussa Faki Mahamat

@AUC_MoussaFaki

Replying to @AUC_MoussaFaki

3/3: I further urge the authorities in the United States of America to intensify their efforts to ensure the total elimination of all forms of discrimination based on race or ethnic origin. #GeorgeFloyd

Forget for the moment that saying, “All lives matter” in the U.S. can get you fired. Here’s the spokesperson for the Communist Party, er, People’s Republic of China, on the anniversary of the massacre of thousands by their government, posting that all lives matter.

Well, I say, “Temember Tiananmen Square! Remember the June 4th incident! Remember 8964!”

And don’t think it’s been forgotten.