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Tiananmen Square In Pictures: Now And 25 Years Ago

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Today is the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Here is a photo album comparison of the changes in China between then and now.

The Tank Man

A solitary man faced off with a line of government tanks in June 1989 on Changan Boulevard, outside Tiananmen Square. A photograph taken that day captured the essence of the upheaval for the world. These days, cars and pedestrians populate the busy intersection.

 

In The Square

In May 1989, Tiananmen Square was covered with a protester encampment. Today, digital signs display the words "Prosperity, Democracy, Civilization, Harmony, Justice, Rule of Law, Patriotism, Professional Dedication, Integrity, Friendliness," and tourists snap photos on smartphones.

 

Forbidden City

After crushing the student protests at Tiananmen Square, troops with the People's Liberation Army stood guard at the entrance to the Forbidden City. Today, paramilitary police raise and lower the flag at the square each morning and night.

 

Great Hall Of The People

In April 1989, students staging a sit-in outside Beijing's Great Hall of the People listened as a protest leader read a list of demands. In late May 2014, soldiers with the People's Liberation Army were preparing for a visit by the Malaysian prime minister, in a visible display of government might.

Source: WSJ

 

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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:28 | 4823735 zaphod
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Those that went along with the system are rich oligarchs today, those that resisted are not with us. 

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:32 | 4823745 StacksOnStacks
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Fucking heroes!!! (the ones not with us that is)

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:33 | 4823753 saints51
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Heroes are for the weak

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:40 | 4823779 I Am Not a Copp...
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Let's see...Rich Oligarch or Dead Hero.  I'll take what's behind curtain number 1.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:59 | 4823865 TheReplacement
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Then you are part of the problem.  Take that for whatever helps you sleep the rest of the nights you have left.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:03 | 4823885 tmosley
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Interestingly, it is also the 10 year anniversary of the Killdozer.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:09 | 4823899 svayambhu108
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There is no fascism, nazism there is workaholism and this is what is dangerous, work don't think, they say work makes you free, but only knowledge makes you free,  this is the peak of their mastery, high technology drones and human drones.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:25 | 4823965 Four chan
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a society of successful slaves are still slaves.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:41 | 4824003 COSMOS
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From a Nationalistic standpoint we can say that had the Tianemen rallies been successful it would of been hard for the Chinese to hold on to Tibet and the Western Regions, they would of walked away like the Soviet republics did as China would of fractured into several pieces. These pieces would of been easily exploited by the West as we have seen with the Eastern European countries.

I truly believe that China would of been a shell of the power it is now and a lot smaller.

The work of the Mongols lives on in China (three united kingdoms) just as it does in Russia (a country extending from the shores of the Black Sea to the shores of the Pacific)

Ghengis would be proud.  His grandsons, Kublai Khan would approve as would Batu Khan and Berke Khan.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 15:56 | 4824337 tonyw
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the rallies were close to being successful, many people were in that square with floats going along.

The government managed to find a section of the military that would shoot their own people and so hundreds (or possibly thousands) died.

 

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:14 | 4825951 Boris Alatovkrap
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1989, Boris is in North China, Chang Chun, is witness aftermath of Tiananmen as rumor of war is for spreading. How is party to make soldier fire on student? Dung Xiaopenis is use non-Chinese speak troop from Manchuguo, give instruction to shoot "dissident".

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 21:39 | 4825383 novictim
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Wow, real 19th century perspective!

Yes, Cosmo.  The Oligarchs must rule.  We must obey.  

March on little soldier of Princess Putin.  Protect the lands and fire on the civilians and you will get a medal from your man-crush!

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 21:39 | 4825384 novictim
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Wow, real 19th century perspective!

Yes, Cosmo.  The Oligarchs must rule.  We must obey.  

March on little soldier of Princess Putin.  Protect the lands and fire on the civilians and you will get a medal from your man-crush!

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 16:08 | 4824379 Urban Redneck
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His name was Marvin Heemeyer.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:55 | 4823845 Reptil
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hmm those that fell shaped reality just as the ones that survived.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 15:36 | 4824262 alexcojones
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   "Those that went along with the system are rich oligarchs today, those that resisted are not with us."

   Same as in every country throughout human history, Zap.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 21:34 | 4825366 novictim
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Not quite.  The Rich did get richer, of course!  

But the commoners knew they were screwed and some went and protested and died.  The ones who stayed safe are still screwed.

The average Chinese is already suffering the fate of the world economy and rabid capitalism.  Birth defects and the waste of an industry without regulation is destroying them.  

Even the slave factory jobs are going to Vietnam and Bangladesh and African lands.  The race to the bottom is a global phenomena.

China is a hell on earth.

 

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 01:34 | 4825850 discopimp
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Good to see they system is stil working, comrade.  

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:43 | 4823747 Ignatius
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I'm more concerned about freedom, liberty and the rule of law here in the US.

I saw an ad flash by here on ZH from an NGO Human Rights Watch about China and thought "Why don't you worthless fucks spend some time with our problems?"

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:52 | 4823828 ObamaDepression
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A good point. 25 years on I'm also shocked by where the US is now compared to 1989.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:02 | 4823880 zaphod
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Tyranny is only one generation away - Ronald Reagan (who BTW started the system we have today along multiple aspects from the military industrial complex to amnesty round 1)

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:54 | 4823837 BorisTheBlade
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Duh, their agenda is (geo)political, not humanitarian.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:03 | 4823887 Reptil
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basically anti-human, mostly.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:33 | 4823751 youngman
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I think the average Yuan on the street in China is a lot better off now than back then...

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:34 | 4823754 Spitzer
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China is more capitalist then the US.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:38 | 4823770 Ignatius
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...and air so thick you can eat it.

 

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:29 | 4823972 Incubus
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mmm.. smog pudding

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 15:32 | 4824241 Billy O'Naire
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A Singapore politician once said if you want to enjoy a smoke in Beijing, just open a window.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:01 | 4823873 TheReplacement
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China has a CB and state owned companies and industries.  How exactly is that more capitalist than the US?  Honestly it sounds the same.

 

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:40 | 4824017 angel_of_joy
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US has all major companies asking for gov money (in the form of direct subsidies, tax cuts, or preferential contractual treatment). Same as China.

US has a Central Bank (FED) of its own which lately decided it is its business to "fine tune" the economy and support its banking system by offering free money. Same as China (Central Planning Committee).

US has a system of centralising and reporting statistical data which has become a mouth piece for gov propaganda. Same as China.

China has a much better educational system, with real competition (through admission exams, unlike US) for entrance in its most prestigious schools (which still have some seats available for FREE).

China has a real competition within its private sector, where companies actually run out of money and DO go bankrupt (unlike US).

Finally, China has a manufacturing sector able to produce pretty much everything. And next time you think the quality of their products is crap, take a closer look at your HD LED TV set, your laptop, or your cellphone "marvel"...

 

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:37 | 4823765 i_call_you_my_base
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Better haircuts now.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:38 | 4823771 WVHillbilly
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That army chick in the last pic looks kinda hot.....

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:42 | 4823786 saints51
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That China chick would judo-chop your hillbilly ass.

jokes aside....I agree hehe

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:51 | 4823806 Ignatius
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If she only knew how much money she could make here performing that boot-stomping discipline act on the balls of our corporate lobbyists and CEOs.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:42 | 4824035 angel_of_joy
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She might ask for payment in gold... as in real metal !

They might not afford her...

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:42 | 4823785 ParkAveFlasher
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I wonder how many were killed in that night of atrocity, and if the tanks simply ran them over in the darkness of their tents.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:02 | 4823882 TheReplacement
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Estimates run around 2,000 and yes, many were just grease stains on the pavement. 

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 16:36 | 4824482 edotabin
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This post reminds me of something about banks being more dangerous than standing armies.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:43 | 4823791 maskone909
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digging the silver AK47

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:03 | 4823888 TheReplacement
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Nickel plated.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:47 | 4823799 ptoemmes
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Give anyone an idea for Zuccotti Park?

And, just in case, no belittlement intended for either event.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:49 | 4823809 kchrisc
Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:01 | 4823832 TNTARG
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Just to put things in perspective...

 

And, to be fair,

Argentina 1989, memories & thougths reported in 2008.

http://laterminalrosario.wordpress.com/2008/05/05/saqueos-en-rosario-el-...

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:14 | 4823924 Bryan
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The Waco Massacre was 'necessary' to uphold the power of the Federal Government.  The Branch Davidians would not negotiate, and the ATF and FBI had laws to enforce.  Thus, death was the verdict and was carried out.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 15:39 | 4824276 kchrisc
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It is worse than you imply, as Waco was initiated by the treasonous DC US criminals for PR purposes. The ATF needed a "high-profile" case to use at their upcoming budgetary hearings and so was spawned the treason that is Waco-1993.

Treason and murder as PR. Think about that for a few seconds. "Treason and murder as PR."

 

"My guillotine says that cameras will be welcome at all of its proceedings."

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 20:47 | 4825236 Peanut Butter E...
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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:20 | 4823942 ozman
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I do not see the people backed by the US in the 1989 protest (a colored revolution at its earnest orchestrated by Gene Church) as heroes but as naive pawns used by the great powers in order to attempt the destruction of a nation.

As Pepe Escobar stated once, a bad government is better than no government at all.  If 1989 succeeded, China today will be more like Iraq and the Baltics where more people in poverty, 9 warring nations with multiple US bases around.  The US will continue its century with the FRN fiat still running supreme despite all the fraud as the destruction of a competiting power only empowers the current Central Bank franchise model.

Whether you like it or not, China today has lifted alot of its population out of poverty, people have more freedom than before (I am reading Zerohedge in China and typing this at the moment), but most importantly it provided security and protection for its citizens never ever to fall to its death throes at it did in the 1800s to 1900s.  

China on top of that is a member of the BRICS which is the alternative system that is killing the Vampire squid as we know it.  

As people criticizing China, I can tell you by crushing the revolt, the country saved more lives in the long term as they remember very well its history when the nation was carved into pieces.  The UK alone killed over 40 Million Chinese during the Xin Quan Xien revolution, that does not even include the deaths in two opium wars, boxer rebellion etc.

As for preaching exceptionalism, the US currently is assisting Ukraine killing its own citizens.  So lets call the kettle black.  Of course who can forget Waco and Zuccotti Park?  Oh yeah after 4 dead in Ohio remember?

 

As for some history of colored revolution attempts against in China check some references such as this blog.

http://geoplotical.blogspot.ca/2012/02/sorosnedcia-internal-color-revolu...

 

A story about Tiananmen was once published by an intrepid french journalist, which I should share once I can find the article where US trail was completely strewn in Tiananmen Square.  As for the leaders, one of them was Liu Xiabo who won the Nobel and have pissed off most of Chinese citizens during his interviews in HK where he claimed that China should be colonized for 300 years as if to ignore what happened to China during the 1800s-1949.  After all during his acceptance speech he denied being a Chinese, he claimed he is from Xian (a province to seceed as a country) a former part of Japan.  If you do the same thing in the US and incite revolt you would be locked up for treason and being a domestic terrorist.  Well in exceptional view after all there are rules for the US and its allies and the rest of the world.  2-tier system, is what is the main friction that may indeed create situation that would endanger all of humanity.

 

 

 

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:24 | 4823958 sethstorm
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How much did you get paid by the Chinese government to spout that party line, 50 Mao?

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:29 | 4823976 ozman
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Since you cannot dispute the facts, so retort to name calling eh.  This is like a 911 truther speaks out and the response was conspiracy theorist instead of disputing the facts.  This is a tin man argument.  You have lost.  

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 15:23 | 4824194 Incubus
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So... what's a lion man argument, Mr. Wizard?

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 20:46 | 4825255 Peanut Butter E...
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That comment makes me think how much do you get pay for being a CIA shill in training?

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 21:11 | 4825303 ozman
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My apologies, it is Gene Sharp, the CIA head of colored revolutions and NED. The reporter is Thierry Meyssan. Here is the article about Tiananmen by Meyssan. Western leaders slip back into their childhood by Thierry Meyssan The slogan "Bashar must go!" was supposed to be chanted by crowds of protesters in Damascus and Aleppo. In the absence of such demonstrations, it has been taken over by Western leaders themselves even though it goes against all the conventional rules of diplomacy. Why? Voltaire Network | Damascus | 9 August 2012 français Español Deutsch ??????? ???? italiano + JPEG - 25.4 kb "Bashar al-Assad must go!” In 1985, a social scientist, Gene Sharp, published a study commissioned by NATO on Making Europe Unconquerable. He pointed out that ultimately a government only exists because people agree to obey it. The USSR could never control Western Europe if people refused to obey Communist governments. A few years later, in 1989, Sharp was tasked by the CIA with conducting the practical application of his theoretical research in China. The United States wanted to topple Deng Xiaoping in favor of Zhao Ziyang. The intention was to stage a coup with a veneer of legitimacy by organizing street protests, in much the same way as the CIA had given a popular facade to the overthrow of Mohammed Mossadegh by hiring Tehran demonstrators (Operation Ajax, 1953). The difference here is that Gene Sharp had to rely on a mix of pro-Zhao and pro-US youth to make the coup look like a revolution. But Deng had Sharp arrested in Tiananmen Square and expelled from the country. The coup failed, but not before the CIA spurred the youth groups into a vain attack to discredit Deng through the crackdown that followed. The failure of the operation was attributed to the difficulties of mobilizing young activists in the desired direction. Ever since the work of French sociologist Gustave Le Bon in the late nineteenth century, we know that adults behave like children when they are in the throes of collective emotion. They become susceptible, even if for just a critical fleeting moment, to the suggestions of a leader-of-men who for them embodies a father figure. In 1990, Sharp got close to Colonel Reuven Gal, then chief psychologist of the Israeli Army (he later became deputy national security adviser to Ariel Sharon and now runs operations designed to manipulate young Israeli non-Jews). Combining the discoveries of Le Bon and Sigmund Freud, Gal reached the conclusion that it was also possible to exploit the "Oedipus complex" in adolescents and steer a crowd of young people to oppose a head of state, as a symbolic father figure. On this basis, Sharp and Gal set up training programs for young activists with the objective of organizing coups. After a few successes in Russia and the Baltics, it was in 1998 that Gene Sharp perfected the method of "color revolutions" with the overthrow of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. After President Hugo Chavez foiled a coup in Venezuela on the basis of one of my investigations revealing the role and method of Gene Sharp, the latter suspended the activities of the Albert Einstein Institute which served as a cover and went on to create new structures (CANVAS in Belgrade, the Academy of Change in London, Vienna and Doha). We saw them at work the world over, especially in Lebanon (Cedar Revolution), Iran (Green Revolution), Tunisia (Jasmine Revolution) and Egypt (Lotus Revolution). The principle is simple: exacerbate all underlying frustrations, blame the political apparatus for all the problems, manipulate the youth according to the Freudian "patricidal" scenario, organize a coup, and then propagandize that the government was brought down by the “street.” International public opinion easily swallowed these stage settings: first, because of a confusion between a crowd and the people. Thus, the "Lotus Revolution" actually boiled down to a show on Tahrir Square in Cairo, mobilizing a crowd of tens of thousands, while the near totality of the Egyptian people abstained from taking part in the event; and second, because there is a lack of clarity with regard to the word "revolution". A genuine revolution entails an upheaval in social structures that takes place over several years, while a "color revolution" is a regime change that occurs within weeks. The other term for a forced change of leadership without social transformation is a "coup d’état". In Egypt, for example, it is clearly not the people who pushed Hosni Mubarak to resign, but U.S. Ambassador Frank Wisner who gave him the order. The slogan of the "color revolutions" harks back to an infantile perspective; What matters is to overthrow the head of state without consideration of the consequences—“Don’t worry about your future, Washington will take care of everything for you.” By the time people wake up, it’s too late; the government has been usurped by individuals not of their choosing. At the outset though, there are cries of "Down with Shevardnadze!" Or "Ben Ali, get out!” The latest version was launched at the third conference of "Friends" of Syria (Paris, July 6): "Bashar must go!" A strange anomaly can be detected with regard to Syria. The CIA did not locate groups of young Syrians willing to chant this slogan in the streets of Damascus and Aleppo. So it is Barack Obama, François Hollande, David Cameron and Angela Merkel themselves who repeat the slogan in chorus from their respective foreign offices. Washington and its allies are trying out the methods of Gene Sharp on the "international community". It is a risky bet to imagine that foreign ministries can be as easy to manipulate as youth groups! At the moment, the result is simply ridiculous: the leaders of the colonial powers have been stomping their feet like angry, frustrated children over a desired object that the Russian and Chinese adults won’t let them have while ceaselessly wailing "Bashar must go!". Thierry Meyssan Source Information Clearing House (USA) <:ver_imprimer:> <:recommander:recommander:> Facebook Twitter Delicious Seenthis Digg RSS http://www.informationclearinghouse... Thierry Meyssan Thierry Meyssan French intellectual, founder and chairman of Voltaire Network and the Axis for Peace Conference. His columns specializing in international relations feature in daily newspapers and weekly magazines in Arabic, Spanish and Russian. His last two books published in English : 9/11 the Big Lie and Pentagate. An Empire Without a Military Strategy for a Military Strategy Without an Empire An Empire Without a Military Strategy for a Military Strategy Without an Empire Laurent Fabius and Justice Laurent Fabius and Justice "Before our eyes" The CIA Coordinates Nazis and Jihadists The CIA Coordinates Nazis and Jihadists "Before our eyes" The Liberation of Homs, Beginning of the End of the Aggression Against Syria The Liberation of Homs, Beginning of the End of the Aggression Against Syria Crime in Odessa Crime in Odessa This author's articles To send a message Voltaire Network Voltaire, international edition Focus News in Brief Controversies Diplomatic Wire Documentary Watch

http://www.voltairenet.org/article175241.html

Gene Sharp's past

http://open.salon.com/blog/stuartbramhall/2012/03/16/a_close_look_at_gen...

http://www.voltairenet.org/article30032.html

 

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People in Libya and Iraq both wishes Gaddafi and Saddam back than what they have right now.  Believe me if Ukraine's old government crush the Maidan, Ukraine would not be in Civil War at the moment resulting to more deaths. 

In China's point of view it was the correct decision to crush the 1989 revolution.  Unlike the US, the Chinese government reformed and is still continue to reform.  The US is the opposite, people are having less freedom than before, let alone the launch of facta and capital controls where in China the opposite is happening.  China to be honest has a lot more freedom and I can tell you this in my first hand experience.  Aside from the crappy internet, the government however turns a blind eye if you are smart enough to put vpn and proxy,  they view that if you are smart enough to do these then you must have critical thinking developed which entitles you to view whatever website you want unfiltered.  There are barely any police to harrass you on your daily life.  It took me 3 months to see police on the road hence this is why people here do not follow rules and regulations.  Taxes and regulations are low, the caveat is of course companies can polute put poison food as much as they want.  There are protest here, police only get involve when there is incidents that showcase inciting violence or foreign involvement in them were traced (NGOs).  

For most of Zerohedge readers, they see China as evil due to constant Yellow Peril propaganda.  However for the average Chinese in comparison to life from each decades, life is a lot better than what their ancestors had during the chaos at the end of the Qing Dynasty and Chiang Kai Shek's rule.  Most importantly no one is getting maimed by bombs and gun violence is not running supreme on the streets.  People can go to work, take care of their children, put food on the table etc.

Is the CCP perfect, of course not but are there any government perfect out there?  China will not be a western democracy and it will fail if it attempts to be one as its history and culture does not provide foundations for it to be one.  China will evolve on its own based on the history and foundations it has culturally.  Instead of Magna Carta, China has Confusianism, huge difference.  The CCP today is viewed like a dynasty period among Chinese.  At the moment the government policies are not perfect but they are not as worst as in China's long history of 2500 years.  The government is far from bad but it is not as good as people want it to be, people want reforms but they can live without it as at least they are safe, not starving and have places to live.  People can live by it, the government at least has shown ability to reform such as cracking down Corruption, letting companies default without any bail outs etc.  Can it be better of course it can, one thing I could say compared to Taiwan where government only does is fight among each other, money gets wasted, nothing gets done, people are being dumbed down.  China at least gets things done, city infrastructures are being built despite the corruption, people are all trying to aspire more education compared to Taiwan's metrosexual youth today, and the TV shows in China contains more intellectual choices which something I cannot say in Taiwan's celebrity drivel programming.  I know this first hand as I also lived in Taiwan before and still have family and relatives over there. 

As for one note most Hedgers should know about the CCP, the CCP are puppet actors as well, the real people in power of China as most Chinese, Taiwanese, Singaporean, HK'er, Macao'er know are the Triads.  These are the real actors and the government are the front, these societies go way back to the Ming dynasty.  Any change to occur in any of these places must involve the Triads or else it fails.  The 60 year anniversary of the CCP Movie was blunt about Triad's role, in one of the most important scene, all the Triad heads voted who will they back after the end of world war 2, majority backed Mao with only the Shanghai god father left siding Chiang.  By 1948, the Shanghai god father had a change of heart he switched sides, from that point the war is lost.  The US knowing this withdraw their support for Chiang as they know they would not win instead started assisting him in logistics (including stealing wealth from Mainland) to depart to Taiwan. The CCP never hide it, people in China and all Chinese speaking society knows it, that the Triad families are the real people in power and all the governments in these society have to kow tow to that. 

 

 

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 06:59 | 4826015 matrix2012
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Following article by Eva Golinger explains succinctly those Colored Revolutions!

 

Colored Revolutions: A New Form of Regime Change

 

In 1983, the strategy of overthrowing inconvenient governments and calling it “democracy promotion” was born.

Through the creation of a series of quasi-private “foundations”, such as Albert Einstein Institute (AEI), National Endowment for Democracy (NED), International Republican Institute (IRI), National Democratic Institute (NDI), Freedom House and later the International Center for Non-Violent Conflict (ICNC), Washington began to filter funding and strategic aid to political parties and groups abroad that promoted US agenda in nations with insubordinate governments.

Behind all these “foundations” and “institutes” is the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the financial branch of the Department of State. Today, USAID has become a critical part of the security, intelligence and defense axis in Washington. In 2009, the Interagency Counterinsurgency Initiative became official doctrine in the US. Now, USAID is the principal entity that promotes the economic and strategic interests of the US across the globe as part of counterinsurgency operations. Its departments dedicated to transition initiatives, reconstruction, conflict management, economic development, governance and democracy are the main venues through which millions of dollars are filtered from Washington to political parties, NGOs, student organizations and movements that promote US agenda worldwide. Wherever a coup d’etat, a colored revolution or a regime change favorable to US interests occurs, USAID and its flow of dollars is there.

 

HOW DOES A COLORED REVOLUTION WORK?

The recipe is always the same. Student and youth movements lead the way with a fresh face, attracting others to join in as though it were the fashion, the cool thing to do. There’s always a logo, a color, a marketing strategy. In Serbia, the group OTPOR, which led the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic, hit the streets with t-shirts, posters and flags boasting a fist in black and white, their symbol of resistance. In Ukraine, the logo remained the same, but the color changed to orange. In Georgia, it was a rose-colored fist, and in Venezuela, instead of the closed fist, the hands are open, in black and white, to add a little variety.

COLORED REVOLUTIONS always occur in a nation with STRATEGIC, NATURAL RESOURCES: GAS, OIL, MILITARY BASES and GEOPOLITICAL INTERESTS. And they also always take place in countries with socialist-leaning, anti-imperialist governments. The movements promoted by US agencies in those countries are generally anti-communist, anti-socialist, pro-capitalist and pro-imperialist.

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Read on here.

 

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:22 | 4823950 sethstorm
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Despotic then, despotic now. 

The Tiananmen Square Massacre only showed that China was interested in a controlled populace, not freedom.  The degree for which they block out that part of history is why the US should never deal with such a country.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:29 | 4823979 ozman
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How much does the NED pays you for your yearly salary?

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:30 | 4823981 Ignatius
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"Deal" with them.  Fuck me, we sent the better part of our manufacturing base to China.

Dude, the machinations of geoeconomics/geopolitics are grinding on a much deeper level than you're willing to acknowledge.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:57 | 4824090 Mad_max
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good lord. do the maths

democracy = gay marriage, rampant feminism, immigrant/ settler replacement of your own people, Obama, constant leftism

Chinese EVIL HORRIBLE, O THE HORROR authoritarianism = peace, prosperity, not having your own peoples turned into pansies and your culture turned into an ethinic minority host culture.

 

Seriously, engage brain following a review of the evidence.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 21:00 | 4825268 Peanut Butter E...
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Democracy for good of the people everyone gets a vote of their choice. Sheeples think they have that.

But the real Democracy they got is for good of outsider influence so that your government gets replace by agenda even if you didn't vote for them.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 20:45 | 4825250 Peanut Butter E...
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They call it a massacre but I never get to see a pictures of that bloody tiananmen massacre. Please show me a freaking picture of dead bodies in tiananmen then I'll understand why it's called a "massacre" if the best pictures you show are just some guy standing in front of tank but didn't get squashed like a bug then that is just a protest not a massacre, a massacre is when hundred or thousands of people die at the same time, show me a bloody picture if not then I think it's another CIA propaganda like wikileak say.

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:32 | 4825779 directaction
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There aren't any pictures of a massacre because there wasn't one. It's incredible what people believe if they hear it often enough. 

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:33 | 4823990 LuciusGermanicus
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I wish the media wouldn't use the cropped photo.

The unadulterated photo shows the mans want of liberty by a few powers.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:35 | 4824002 earleflorida
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Quote:  "I have predicted that full-scale capitalist restoration may appear in China. I think it will be bad then.'___ Noted Excerpts:  (in 1976 the Year Mao and Zhou died -- 4 yrs after Nixon's visit) 'After leading the Chinese Communists with unshakened conviction for 55 years, Mao uttered a doubt which was to portend the end of socialism in china.

 'Within a *decade {(1980 was the non-official end of the cultural Revolution) *1986)} of Mao's death the capitalist objectives at the end of the 'revisionist road' had become clear. 'To get rich is  glorious' is a long way from 'To rebel is justified'" end quotes & excerpts

It all started on a small boat with thirteen [13] men (the 1st Party Congess)  on a lake in Shanghai in 1921, which included the man who proclaimed the PRC in Tiananmen Square on 1949!

Quote:  "When Chinese dissenters claim that 'Chinese Socialism' is a form of feudalism they know where they speak!"

Ps. The CCP is not what Mao had hoped for: The Poitburo is out of touch and the super secretive, CPC`Central Committee Plenun are nothing moar than Oligarchy throwbacks to the Qing Dynasty.

"It is smart to have left the window closed, rather than let the flys in from the westerly winds?" 

jmo

thankyou Tyler

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:53 | 4824077 Mad_max
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But China could have had a wonderful democracy like we do in the west. They're missing out on all the importing of muslims and hispanics to fix the vote. What about all the wonderful gay marriage as well. 

They really messed up back then. There so much diiiiiveeeeersity here!!!!!!!!!

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 17:13 | 4824600 paddyirishman
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don't you know that that's progression, to sick your cock in another mans arse, to have women dressed as men and vice versa, yes we're really evolving, well at least the 'tribe' are happy the goyim are fixated on defying nature while they continue to rob us blind, in addition they're having a good laugh at us while we try to convince ourselves these unnatural things are normal.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 15:57 | 4824344 Jano
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why is CIA-controlled system media always comming back to this event?

did CIA have its hand in? probably certainly.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 21:44 | 4825397 novictim
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The CIA is in control of TIME, too!  

Next year will ALSO be the 25th Anniversary of the Tienanmen Square Massacre.  And the year after that! And the year after that, etc etc...

There is no escape from the CIA, Jano. 

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 21:48 | 4825412 ozman
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Yes the CIA and NED were involved in this. CIA agent, architect of all colored revolutions including Arab Spring, Gene Sharp was arrested in 1989 at Tiananmen Square. http://www.4thmedia.org/2012/08/perfecting-the-method-of-color-revolutio...

 

http://open.salon.com/blog/stuartbramhall/2012/03/16/a_close_look_at_gen...

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With China part of the BRICS leading the way for the de-dollarization of the world, a good way to keep the world in USD control is to keep coming back to this event.  The MSM has been beating this story for a long long time now, it just keep repeating it whenever China is mentioned. 

 

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 16:15 | 4824404 reader2010
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As Roger Waters sings the difference is that they died on TV. 

 

Watching TV - Roger Waters Song About Tiananmen S…: http://youtu.be/Kw1Dxo_YE24

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 18:18 | 4824822 directaction
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 I've always found this matter interesting. With thousands of cameras clicking away (cameras did 'click' 25 years ago) from every which angle and location imaginable how come there isn't a single picture of this mythical massacre?  Or at least a blood smear, a big one, the size thousands of killed and wounded would leave. 

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 21:46 | 4825345 novictim
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Seeee!  Everything's better now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

/sarc

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 00:35 | 4825780 ebworthen
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Late on the thread.

Hey look, Mao is still there.

Kind of convenient for Western media that this anniversary rolled around so they have something to jabber about and COMPLETELY IGNORE the war crimes and oppression being committed by the neo-Nazi putsch in Eastern Ukraine.

So the Chinese people protest for freedom and the U.S. responds by selling out their populace so the People's Liberation Army has that much more money to buy military hardware to oppress their own and the rest of Asia.

Brilliant.

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