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On the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, President Tsai voiced hope that China’s youth will soon be able to freely express themselves. More than 20 people were detained at a vigil in Hong Kong.
The Chinese Communist Party celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with a flyby of jets and helicopters over Tiananmen Square.
The history of the Tiananmen protests might help explain the fate of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.
A court has sentenced four pro-democracy activists for taking part in last year’s Tiananmen Square commemorations. The judge said the sentence should “deter people from offending and re-offending.”
'What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who would want to read one.' The ideological conformity of the New Era hints at a frightening prospect: that both Orwell and Huxley's fears could be realized simultaneously in Xi Jinping's China.
For all the assertions of China's rising power and strength at the ongoing 19th Party Congress in Beijing, the country's inability to reconcile its past and vulnerability to cults of personality point to inherent institutional weakness.
'It is time for the world to ask itself, are we accomplices, do we appease this, or do we stand up against so-called Chinese values?'