Tag Archives: Tiananmen Square

Lanhee Chen: China Sends Concerning Signal on Hong Kong

China recently claimed that it was the United States that instigated the waves of pro-democracy protests that have washed over Hong Kong in recent weeks. It’s a ridiculous claim, but unfortunately suggests the possibility that Beijing is foreshadowing a military intervention in Hong Kong to maintain control.

The commander of China’s military outfit in Hong Kong recently said, in fact, that it was “determined to protect national sovereignty, security, stability, and the prosperity of Hong Kong.”

It wouldn’t be the first time that China has used force in this way. Many of you remember the brutal repression in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Tibet was invaded in 1950. And, more recently, we’ve seen the crackdown on Uighur Muslims in western China.

Hong Kong has been an important center of both commerce and freedom, just a few miles from the Chinese mainland. Whether that will continue is a serious question that we all should be concerned with.

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Remembering D-Day; Remembering Tiananmen

Townhall Review – June 8, 2019

Seth Leibsohn reflects on the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident in Beijing, China.

Hugh Hewitt asks Congressman Mike Gallagher for his take on containing China’s usurpation of U.S. world leadership.

Sam Malone talks with Steven Bucci, former Special Forces Officer now with the Heritage Foundation, about remembering D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Senator Rick Scott, whose dad was part of the invasion force at Normandy on D-Day.

Ed Martin talks with John Schlafly about the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on a question about citizenship in the 2020 census.

Sebastian Gorka talks with Anna Timmer, who took Congressman Justin Amash to task for calling for the impeachment of President Trump.

Dennis Prager talks with Professor Robert Epstein, one-time Editor in Chief of Psychology Today about his study that uncovered political bias in such companies as Google and Facebook.

Dennis Prager talks about loneliness being a result of “kinlessness.”

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Albert Mohler: The Memory of Tiananmen; The Face of Communism

This week marked the 30th anniversary of one of the darkest days of the 20th century: On June 4, 1989 guns were fired and the tanks rolled against students who had assembled in China in historic Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

The students had begun gathering in mid-April, sensing what they thought was a cease in the political openness within China. They called for a multi-party system, rights for students, freedom of assembly and freedom of the press.

Western media were captivated by these courageous young protestors.

But in the hours between June 3 and 4, the Chinese Communist Party announced it was going to eliminate the protest.

Western estimates of the dead students range from several hundred to the far more credible several thousands.

There is one basic historical lesson of Tiananmen Square, and that is this: A Communist party in a one-party state does not give up its control without blood.

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Hugh Hewitt: The Iranian People Take to the Streets

U.S. Senate

The Iranian people have taken to the streets in the largest mass protests since 2009, demanding freedom and economic change. There simply is no bigger story in the world right now-and the media establishments ought to covering it more extensively.

There are several options available to the United States as we consider how to respond.

We can assist the Saudis and the Arab states in providing satellite WiFi services to the protestors who are currently blocked from using social media by the Iranian government.

If the Iranian government attempts to brutally repress the protests in the style of the infamous Tiananmen Square crackdown in China, the United States can consider instituting a blockade. Individual and trade sanctions are also a possibility.

There are even reports that the United States has given the okay to Israel to assassinate General Soleimani who is commander of the Iranian Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Whatever action is taken, we must praise the decision of President Trump to support publically the Iranian people in their effort to live in a country that is stable and offers them and their children a decent standard of life.

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