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United States June 1 , San Francisco: Seminar on the Tiananmen Massacre , 2-5pm, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall (旧金山国父纪念馆), 2121, 836 Stockton Street, 94108. June 1 , San Francisco; Candlelight Vigil , 7pm, Chinatown Portsmouth Square (旧金山中国城花园角). June 1 , Washington D.C.: Candlelight Vigil, 6:30-9:...
See HRIC’s special website on June Fourth 30th anniversary . Thirty years ago, on June 3-4, 1989, the Chinese government unleashed massive military force against civilians in Beijing, both participants and observers of an exuberant and peaceful large-scale protest centered in Tiananmen Square which...
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In the 30 years that have passed since the bloody June Fourth crackdown, many events have faded from my memory. But the two killing scenes I witnessed on June 4, 1989 have been etched in my mind, impossible to erase. I am writing to share my experience to mark June Fourth, the day of national...
Liu Tianyan (刘天艳) , wife of dissident Fu Hailu (符海陆) —who is accused of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for creating a wine bottle label in 2016 to mark the anniversary of June Fourth—posted this essay one day before his trial. She points out that Fu had in fact already been imprisoned for...

June Fourth refers to the June 3-4, 1989 government military crackdown that ended the large-scale, peaceful protests in Beijing and other cities that spring and early summer. Despite persistent citizen demands for the truth and an accounting of the bloodshed, the authorities have offered nothing beyond their characterization that the protests were “counterrevolutionary riots”—a  label they later changed to “political disturbance” (政治风波)—which “the Party and state suppressed by using decisive measures.” (党和国家采取果断措施平息).

自由女人

1989年6月5日凌晨写到2009年六四20周年。这个9场话剧以北京大学研究生、香港记者“自由女人”,偶遇只身挡坦克的英雄王维林为主线,与天安门广场现场总指诨蔡芝炅和副总指挥从迪芬20年间的恩爱情仇这根线交相辉映,剧中提到参与营救六四被通缉学生和其他人士的黄雀行动的香港支联会主席司徒华和商人“六哥”陈达钲等人。觉得应当用倒逼的方式,把我的意见能通过戏剧表现出来,能帮助现在的决策者吧,党内的开明人士及早地解决问题,及早地卸掉这个包袱。这是我的初衷,也是我的最终目标。”——沙叶新,本书作者,剧作家

 
Tiananmen Square "Massacre"? The Power of Words vs. Silent Evidence (The Art of Media Disinformation is Hurting the World and Humanity)

The so-called Tiananmen Square “Massacre” is one of the most misleading events the US government and the Western media have used to demonize the Chinese government each and every year since 1989. There was ample silent evidence in the images produced by the Western media that told the story of a highly restrained and caring Chinese government facing a protest similar to those in the West at various stages of their economic development. However, the West and anti-communist forces had capitalized on the situation in 1989 to fuel the public’s anger, intending to overthrow a good government.

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