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The great Tiananmen taboo: The Guardian.


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Twenty years ago the Chinese communist government faced a serious crisis, the Tiananmen Square massacre was the result as the communist authorities replied to mass protests for democracy with tanks and killings:

Ma Jian in THE GUARDIAN: “Two thousand years ago, contemplating the relentless flow of time, Confucius gazed down at a river and sighed, “What passes is just like this, never ceasing day or night …” In China, time can feel both frozen and unstoppable at the same time. The Tiananmen massacre that 20 years ago ravaged Beijing, killed thousands of unarmed citizens, and altered the lives of millions, seems now to be locked in the 20th century, forgotten or ignored, as China continues to hurtle blindly towards its future…

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