Twenty-five years ago, the youth of China amassed in thousands at Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, China, to protest against the communist government and to call for democracy. This '89 Democracy Movement was brutally crushed by 200,000 troops of the Chinese army which killed hundreds of students, injured thousands and arrested 10,000. Before the Democracy movement was violently destroyed by the Beijing communists, protests for democracy had also broken out in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xi'an, Wuhan, Nanjing and Chengdu.
The communist government survived 1989, weathered token western economic sanctions, and thanks to massive western investments, the communists have triumphed a tremendous rise in economic and military might today. Communist members who endorsed and were decision makers then in 1989, have gone onto to become China's president and premier. Key officials have gone on to make billions of dollars for themselves. Cohorts of the inhumane violence against the youth have been feted and hosted as dignitaries in the West.
So today as the actually 25th anniversary of the '89 Tiananmen Massacre of students approaches on June 3 and June 4, we must never forget the hundreds of democracy seeking students slaughtered by Chinese communists. And as we hear the egotistic ramblings of Chinese officials, we need to understand that these communists have no respect of western powers for they have determined that despite their horrific crimes against their students, the West, in the pursuit of huge profits, has sought, and has continued to do business with the communists anyhow.