Communist China wants to erase the Tiananmen massacre from its history. Hong Kong residents cherish his memory. Since June 4, 1989, Hong Kong residents have gone to their city center every year, to Victoria Square, to commemorate the brutal destruction of democracy in China. Last year, according to the organizers of the event, their number was 180 thousand.
But this year, no one went to Victoria Square. Beijing sent 7,000 police and soldiers to shut it down. In China, hardly anyone under the age of 40 knows about the Tiananmen Square massacre. The great erasure launched by the Chinese Communist Party continues.
1. What are the antecedents?
Erase inconvenient facts and opinions is an old custom in China. Around the year 200 AD, the first emperor Qin Shi Huang burned all the books that were angering him throughout his kingdom. Between 1966 and 1972, during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, bookstores only sold books to a few government-sanctioned authors. Nowadays, Xi Jinping has bookstores and bookstores emptied of books he doesn’t like. In some areas, books now banned have been burned.
2. How to erase the memory of institutions?
Erase the memory of Hong Kong people has become a national priority. Since the passage of the National Security Act, many public institutions have pruned their libraries. Even Hong Kong’s public television station began removing many documentaries and comedies that satirized communist leaders from its Internet archive. Indeed, there is nothing more terrible than humor to denounce the failure of political leaders. And Xi Jinping is not known for his sense of humor.
3. How do you erase the memory in depth?
But destroying books and archives is not enough. Just as blocking topics and information from the Chinese internet that the Chinese government wants to hide is not enough to cause oblivion. is that memories are stubborn. The Chinese government of Xi Jinping has just launched a new offensive in educational circles. This time private schools are affected. Including 35% of children aged 16 and under In Xi Jinping’s eyes, they spread miserable Western education. solve anything? From next September, Western textbooks will be banned in schools. All teachers will be required to undergo a 20-hour national security training course. Finally, the boards of directors of educational institutions should consist of Chinese and members of the Communist Party.
4. How do we encourage erasure?
To properly motivate the population, Xi Jinping’s government in the media – especially in social media – maintains a resolute anti-West. Thus he can make people feel guilty and ostracize those who, by chance, wish to go back in history and in discussions some facts and some viewpoints with which his government did not agree.
5. Why wipe the memory?
Thus, Chinese society plunges into a new obscurantism. It does so in the name of maintaining security in China. But in reality, this security aims to keep the Communist Party in power, and in particular to keep Xi Jinping and his gang at the top of the pyramid. The great erasure affects Hong Kong because memory is Xi’s enemy.