“In May 1989, nearly a million Chinese, mostly young students, crowded into central Beijing to protest for greater democracy and call for the resignations of Chinese Communist Party leaders deemed too repressive. For nearly three weeks, the protesters kept up daily vigils, and marched and chanted. Western reporters captured much of the drama for television and newspaper audiences in the United States and Europe.
On June 4, 1989, however, Chinese troops and security police stormed through Tiananmen Square, firing indiscriminately into the crowds of protesters. Turmoil ensued, as tens of thousands of the young students tried to escape the rampaging Chinese forces. Other protesters fought back, stoning the attacking troops and overturning and setting fire to military vehicles. Reporters and Western diplomats on the scene estimated that at least 300, and perhaps thousands, of the protesters had been killed and as many as 10,000 were arrested.” https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tiananmen-square-massacre-takes-place
“More than 150,000 people turned out to honor the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre at a vigil in Hong Kong Monday night organized to honor the 30th anniversary of a deadly, public crackdown on dissent by the Chinese government.” https://www.dailywire.com/news/48019/more-150000-people-turned-out-mark-anniversary-emily-zanotti
“The bill’s critics say those extradited would be exposed to China’s deeply flawed justice system, and it would lead to further erosion of the city’s judicial independence, with torture and unfair trials bound to follow. “It’s a proposal, or a set of proposals, which strike a terrible blow … against the rule of law, against Hong Kong’s stability and security, against Hong Kong’s position as a great international trading hub,” the territory’s last British governor, Chris Patten, said on Thursday.” https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2019/06/09/china-to-defy-uk-hong-kong-handover-agreement-with-new-extradition-bill/
“Earlier this week, the Chinese government summoned executives from American firms Dell and Microsoft and South Korea’s Samsung, among others, to warn them that any moves to ramp down their businesses in China may lead to retaliation, The New York Times reported. American companies were told “that the Trump administration’s move to cut off Chinese companies from American technology had disrupted the global supply chain, adding that companies that followed the policy could face permanent consequences,” the newspaper reported. “ https://www.breitbart.com/news/china-warns-tech-giants-after-us-huawei-ban-report/
What was the difference between Poland & China? “This June 2019 is a good time to remember this. Last week the world remembered the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square. And yet, just hours after Tiananmen, something else of major historic importance happened, and it happened in Poland: the people there held free and fair elections. The first round came on June 4, immediately after the Tiananmen protests. The second round would follow on June 18. These were, finally, the elections promised long ago at Yalta but had never happened.” https://spectator.org/spiting-polands-communist-bastards/
“Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Saturday that a proposed extradition bill will be suspended, handing a stunning victory to thousands of protesters who packed the streets for a week to oppose legislation strongly desired by the mainland Chinese government.”
Geeze, significant scale. What academe wordsmith.
“An independent people’s tribunal has unanimously concluded that prisoners of conscience have been—and continue to be—killed in China for their organs “on a significant scale,” after a year-long investigation.
“Forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale,” said chair of the tribunal, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC in a judgment delivered on June 17 in London.”
“U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) revealed in recent comments the extent to which the Chinese regime pressures Chinese nationals studying and working in the United States to steal intellectual property on its behalf. https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-senator-chinese-families-are-threatened-by-beijing-if-their-us-educated-child-doesnt-bring-back-stolen-ip_2969354.html
“U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) revealed in recent comments the extent to which the Chinese regime pressures Chinese nationals studying and working in the United States to steal intellectual property on its behalf.
During a speech on homeland security and counterterrorism given at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington D.C. on June 17, Warner revealed that Chinese spies have threatened the families of Chinese international students at U.S. schools to bring back intellectual property.
Otherwise, “if your son or daughter does not come back with intellectual property, you, family, will be put in jeopardy,” he said.” https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-senator-chinese-families-are-threatened-by-beijing-if-their-us-educated-child-doesnt-bring-back-stolen-ip_2969354.html