On the morning of June 2, the June 4 Memorial Hall in Hong Kong was temporarily closed due to pressure from the Chinese Communist Party. A few days earlier, the museum had opened a new photo exhibition on the theme of “The 1989 Democracy Movement and Hong Kong”, and the organizers had set up a small area for the public to lay flowers in remembrance. Obviously, the Chinese Communist Party is so afraid of the content of the exhibition and the voices of the people that it has gone out of its way to block it.
The June Fourth Memorial Hall is organized by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (HKASPDMC) with the aim of “preserving the truth and pursuing justice”. The museum contains artifacts and materials related to the June Fourth Incident, including relics of the victims, helmets with bullet holes, suicide notes, different versions of death certificates issued by hospitals and public security bureaus, photos of bullet casings used by the Chinese Communist Army found in Tiananmen Square, and T-shirts signed by leaders of the student movement collected by journalists stationed in Tiananmen Square.
According to public information, the museum opened on April 29, 2012 and has been relocated several times over the past 10 years, receiving tens of thousands of visitors and experiencing many ups and downs and nuisances. The museum has been relocated several times over the past 10 years, and has received tens of thousands of visitors, as well as many ups and downs and disturbances.
From April 15 to July 15, 2013, the June Fourth Memorial Hall held an exhibition at the City University of Hong Kong on the theme of “Patriotism – Starting with the Truth,” with the aim of educating students and the public about the period of Chinese history between 10 years after the Cultural Revolution and the 1989 pro-democracy movement.
In April 2019, before the reopening of the new museum, it was vandalized by an infiltrator, and the building’s closed-circuit television footage did not work properly, so the perpetrators could not be identified. (Similar scenes have been staged many times in many events on the mainland)
The phrase “patriotism – it starts with the truth” has struck a nerve with the Chinese Communist Party. The CCP fears that people will learn the truth, and hates true patriots, because patriotism will not love the Party, because the CCP is blocking China’s progress toward civilization, openness and true prosperity. “The June 4 massacre shocked China and abroad, and the bloody suppression of that year was the CCP’s sin and its loss of heart, which made all circles at home and abroad realize that the CCP’s brutality has not changed. Therefore, the Chinese Communist Party is desperately trying to prevent people from knowing the truth, and the June Fourth Memorial Hall is naturally a thorn in its side.
On the occasion of June 4, let’s look at the Cultural Revolution. The truth about the Cultural Revolution is also a source of unease for the Chinese Communist Party.
In Shantou, Guangdong Province, China, there is a museum of the Cultural Revolution, organized by Peng Qi’an, the former vice mayor of Shantou. The museum is located in a scenic area of the Pagoda Garden, next to a cemetery where more than 70 people were buried who died unjustly during the Cultural Revolution, some of whom were beaten to death alive by the rebels. When Peng Qi’an learned of this, he moved to build the pavilion, hoping to mourn the dead and alert future generations.
In 2016, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party’s launch of the Cultural Revolution, the Cultural Revolution Museum in Shantou was sealed off and covered up, with a series of “socialist core values” posters placed on stone monuments and inscriptions. In 2016, on the eve of the sensitive day of the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party’s launch of the Cultural Revolution, the museum in Shantou was fenced off and covered with a series of “socialist core values” posters. The Cultural Revolution elements in the pavilion no longer exist. According to Hong Kong media reports, the CCP Central Committee believes that this pavilion “discredits and denies the history of the Chinese Communist Party”.
Who is denying the history of the Chinese Communist Party? Here is a statistical report from the Chinese Communist Party itself.
In May 1984, after two years and seven months of comprehensive investigation and verification, the CPC Central Committee re-calculated the following figures about the Cultural Revolution: more than 4.2 million people were imprisoned and censored; more than 1,728,000 people died unnaturally; more than 135,000 people were sentenced to death for the crime of active counter-revolution. sentenced to death; more than 237,000 people died and more than 7,030,000 were disabled in the armed struggle; and more than 71,200 families were destroyed in their entirety.”
Given that official Communist Party figures tend to suppress death figures and downplay the harshness of the circumstances, the number of deaths from the Cultural Revolution remains unknown. In addition to this, during this decade, a large number of historical relics were burned, a large number of monuments were severely damaged, and a large number of cultural elites were purged and even persecuted to death. The devastating impact of the Cultural Revolution on traditional Chinese culture and morality was catastrophic and irreversible.
In recent years, the CCP has claimed to oppose “historical nihilism,” but in fact, what it really opposes is the exposure of the real experiences of CCP leaders and “heroes” portrayed by the CCP, as well as the revelation of the nature and evils of the Communist Party. Throughout its century-long history, the CCP has refused to admit its mistakes, to reflect on its mistakes, to criticize and advise the outside world, and therefore to cover up the truth, to concoct lies, and even to falsify history.
In the past few decades, many scholars in China and overseas have devoted themselves to compiling the history of the Cultural Revolution and restoring a great deal of truth. 32 years later, the candlelight of commemorating the June Fourth Incident has never been extinguished, and today, dusty pictures and other information are circulating on the Internet. Today, dusty pictures and other information are circulating on the Internet. The memory and conscience will be passed on forever. The Chinese Communist Party’s closure will only serve to conceal the truth.