Taiwan will never forget China’s Tiananmen Square incident, the president says


[Taiwan]Taiwanese people said on Friday that China would never forget the bloody crackdown on democratic demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square 32 years ago and would stick to its belief in democracy.

Taiwan has criticized China, and the Chinese government is trying to combat repeated irritation. China claims Taiwan is its territory and threatens to seize it by force.

Friday marks the 32nd anniversary of Chinese troops firing to end the student-led mayhem in and around the square. Chinese authorities have banned public commemorative events for events on the mainland.

Tsai said on his Facebook page that the Taiwanese people wouldn’t forget what happened.

“I believe that all Taiwanese who are proud of their freedom and democracy will never forget this day and stick to their faith without giving in to difficulties,” she said.

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On May 18, 1989, Peking University students held a large-scale demonstration at Tiananmen Square, gathered with thousands of people, and launched a hunger strike as part of a large-scale protest against the Chinese regime for democratization. (Catherine Henriette / AFP / Getty Images)

“I also remember the young people who were killed at Tiananmen Square 32 years ago on this day, and my friends in Hong Kong who mourn the candlelight on June 4th every year.”

Tsai pointed out that Friday would be appropriate on the same day that 1.2 million COVID-19 vaccines arrive from Japan as a government donation.

“We are grateful for the timely support of our partners who support the values ​​of freedom and democracy, which makes democratic Taiwan more democratically credible.”

Taiwan’s mainland China affairs council called on Thursday to return power to the people and embark on true political reform, rather than avoiding China facing crackdowns.

Emow Lee and Ben Blanchard