Tiananmen Square Massacre

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  1. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Tiananmen square massacre was the last time any section of Chinese people tried to fight for its rights and democracy as a whole. Once it was brutally crushed, no one in China dared to fight for its rights.

    Why did the movement fail to ignite the a billion peoples mind to fight for its freedom? What if the movement had become a success? Why didnt western intel wait and not get directly involved in covert action to topple the CCP?
     
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    Because not everyone outside Beijing was as freethinking. By the 1980s, Beijing particularly had a very evolved intellectual community and civil society in general, since CPC didn't have any concrete stand on performing arts or liberal arts being taught at the university. Such disciplines breed activism and free-thought.

    Historically universities are wombs of activism, and in them, liberal arts are the seeds of free thought.
     

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