01 June 2014

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre (天安門大屠殺)

Because of Chinese government censorship, many Chinese netizens have expressed the June 4, 1989 massacre as the May 35th Incident.  But Chinese censors caught on and have now blocked the term "May 35th" in the Chinese cyberspace...Might we suggest the term "April 65th" Incident?

From the Fairbank Report's 2012 commemoration of the Tiananmen Square incident.

02 June 2012

June 4, 1989

The day China lost its innocence.  Beginning on June 5, 1989, China's State and Society made an informal social compact:  The State provides material wealth, and Society accepts single-party rule.

Ever since then, China has become quite soulless.  The relentless pursuit of material wealth has led to shoddy products, poisonous foodstuffs, deadly medicines and questionable ethos.  The Chinese public didn't even bat an eye when a young contestant on a dating show said that she would rather cry in a BMW than laugh on a 

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