All Comments for Bust of Liu Xiaobo on Display in Hong Kong Ahead of Tiananmen Memorial Vigil

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Victor :

Charles Liu, you adjudge RFA's account of history in this instance to be propaganda, and you accuse foreign countries of "interference" in China's politics. Does it not strike you then as incongruous that the Chinese government has never effectively countered the "propaganda" with the truth about the events of '89 - truth that it could effortlessly divulge if it were prepared to grant full public access to contemporaneous records it undoubtedly has on the events in question?

If the archives in the Chinese government's possession can effectively show RFA's and countless other western media sources' version of history relating to Tiananmen to be "propaganda", why does the Chinese government not only continue to deny access to the archive but even forbid all public discussion or memorialization of the events, and persecute or imprison those Chinese citizens who insist on doing so?

Milan Kundera once said, "The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” That struggle is nowhere more intense or more urgent than in present-day China.

Jun 05, 2018 06:04 PM

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Charles Liu from Seattle :

And about Tiananmen, please stop this propaganda, 25 years is long enough. Look up Mathew's article from Columbia School of Journalism titled "Myth of Tiananmen and Price of Passive Press", where he concluded: "as far as can be determined from the available evidence, no one died that night in Tiananmen Square." Take a look at declassified NSA intel archive hosted at George Washington University, it says casualty estimate is 180-500, in line with Chinese government's casualty count. 25 years is long enough.

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Jun 04, 2018 04:11 PM

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Charles Liu from Seattle :

Wow, US government propaganda outlet neglects to mention Liu Xiaobo received over a million dollar from congresssionally mandated NED? I thought foreign interference of our cocuntry's domestic politics is illegal, why are we doing this to China. (no RFA, I'm Taiwanese-American, not Chinese.)

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Jun 04, 2018 04:10 PM

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