On the 32nd anniversary of June 4, the police force around Tiananmen Square in Beijing was heavily guarded, and on the morning of the 4th, although the area around Tiananmen Square was crowded with tourists as usual, the police force was twice as large as usual. Not only is there a police sentry at every intersection, the frequency of roadside checks on pedestrians has also increased. One of the participants said that although the Chinese authorities are trying hard to erase the memory and traces of June 4, both the victims and the perpetrators “never need to remember because they will never forget”, “no matter if it is this century or even the next century, as long as they (the authorities) are unwilling to face and solve the problem. The June Fourth Incident will always be a lingering shadow on their minds.
According to the Central News Agency (CNA), a special article published in Beijing today, the Communist Party of China’s centennial celebration is approaching, the shadow of June 4 haunts difficult to eliminate. According to the report, on the 32nd anniversary of June 4, Tiananmen Square was as busy as usual, but journalists who went as tourists were not allowed to enter. The police “flexibly dissuaded” on the grounds that “the epidemic is not suitable for group gathering”. The real reason for the return of the Taiwanese passport, however, is self-evident.
The official announcement on the 3rd that Tiananmen Square will be closed from the 23rd to build a set for the celebration of the centenary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party is imminent. Since the announcement came on the eve of June 4, the news is still being discussed among foreign journalists based in Beijing. And in the spirit of function, they wanted to go to Tiananmen Square on June 4 to observe the atmosphere.
On the morning of the 4th, when I arrived at Tiananmen Square, although it was crowded with people as usual, the police force was twice as large as usual. Not only is there a police sentry at each intersection, the frequency of roadside checks on pedestrians also increased a lot. During the security check, when the reporter handed out his Taiwan compatriot ID card as usual, it attracted the attention of the police, who first told him that the machine could not read it, and then he was taken to a side booth for questioning. “Finally, they stressed that “there are a lot of people today, and it is not advisable to gather in groups during the epidemic, so you can come back another day.”
But looking at the endless stream of tourists outside the pavilion post, after brushing their “ID cards” and then looking at the Taiwan compatriot cards in their hands, the real reason was already clear.
This situation of “June 4” to cover up the situation, also appeared in the Chinese mainland Taiwan Affairs Office issued a press release on the 3rd.
On the eve of the 32nd anniversary of June 4, Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council issued its usual press release calling on the Chinese mainland not to restrain the people’s demand for democracy, and that only when the Chinese Communist authorities seriously consider and implement democratic reforms can the differences between the two systems formed by “dictatorship and democracy” gradually converge and resolve their differences.
To this end, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the Chinese State Council took the initiative to issue a “press release” in the evening of the same day, instead of a “question and answer” format, in the name of spokesperson Ma Xiaoguang, “in response to the so-called “press release” issued by the Mainland Affairs Council today that denigrates the mainland. The press release” to respond to the Taiwan epidemic, “is still staging a slanderous attack on the mainland, creating cross-strait confrontation political farce”, the full text also did not mention any words related to June 4.
The report said that a June 4 incident pro-lifers 4 interviewed by the Central News Agency, said the event 32 years past, for all the phenomenon, “if you know, everything need not be said; if you do not know, everything also need not be said. He said that although the authorities desperately want to erase the memory of June 4, traces, but whether it is the victims or perpetrators, “never need to remember, because never forget”, “whether it is this century, and even the next century, as long as they (authorities) are unwilling to face, solve, June 4 is ultimately their The shadow that lingers in their hearts.”