O Intermitente<br> (So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

O Intermitente
(So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

sexta-feira, junho 04, 2004

Remembering Tiananmen

It was 15 years ago today that the Communist leadership of the People's Republic of China sent tanks into Beijing's Tiananmen Square to subdue peaceful demonstrations. Thousands were killed and disappeared into the nation's gulags. In the years since, China has been welcomed into the community of nations with open arms, winning the 2008 Summer Olympics and being admitted into the World Trade Organization. The hope was that engagement and exposure to civilized governments would encourage Beijing's thugs to appreciate the rule of law. So far, the strategy has not worked. China's Communist rulers are as tyrannical as ever.

posted by Miguel Noronha 11:47 da manhã

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