The following is the translation of the excerpt of an online
article and part of its original Chinese text posted last
year by Taiwan Chinese YST:
One day in June 18 Years ago, I watched television news
and saw a group of guys on Beijing street - who were not
students - threw a quilt soaked in oil onto a wheeled armoured
car and set it alight. A soldier inside was forced to abandon
his vehicle but beaten to death by the surrounding mobs.
This happened before June 4, and I can responsibly tell
everybody, that the episode like this could only happen in
China to PLA, but will never occur in any Western country
to their military forces, especially not to U.S. armies.
Why? Take an U.S.
soldier, he would fire his machine gun on the crowd long
before anyone has a chance to approach his armoured vehicle.
To be frank, this is the first time when I witnessed how the
PLA observed their high discipline.
From what I learned in the news, Beijing at the time was
virtually paralyzed: schools and factories stopped running,
the railway at Wudaokou near the Tsinghua University was
under the control of the students who scrutinized every passenger;
the gates of Zhongnanhai where China's central government
situates were all blocked by the protesters, and the top
authority had to rely on the military underpass to communicate
with the world outside; there were slogans on the streets
calling to bring down the Government; a Chinese version of
the U.S. Statue of Liberty was raised; CNN broadcast
the events from a building near the Square to the world 24
hours a day; and the White
House even sent a CIA chief
to Beijing as its ambassador which was pathetically accepted
by then China's Party chief Zhao Ziyang. Any fool would be
able to see that under such circumstances, without military
interference, China would fall apart and split into pieces,
because there was strong foreign presence behind the whole
incident, and talks between the students and the Government
would bear no fruit.
The student leader Chai Lin later admitted that she did
not want to end the protest before the blood was spilled.
She certainly has achieved her goal. But the blood spilled
wasn't hers - she promptly and safely escaped to the United
States as pre-arranged.
According to the statement of another protest leader, a
Taiwan signer, a number of people lost their lives in the
event, but no one died on the Tiananmen Square; yet according
to Chai Lin, thousands perished there. One of them must be
a liar. But regardless of whether anyone died in the Square
on June 4, one thing is beyond dispute: Chinese Government
declared martial law and repeatedly urged the protesters
to leave the premises on June 3 - therefore to drive the
protesters off the Square on June 4 is entirely lawful. It
is in start contrast to what the U.S. Government did during
Kent State University protest in May 1990 in which police
opened fire on the protesters on May 4, while declared martial
law afterwards on May 5.
Amazingly no Western media has ever condemned U.S. Government
for its crackdown on the protesters in Kent State University,
nor did that small group of Chinese who shed their tears
yearly for the failed Western attempt to split China and
return it into the puppet state of the West. Which reflects
sharply on the unjustified approach by the Western media
that is still a tool for the Western
crusade, and undignified stance of those Chinese who
are still unable to stand on their own feet.
Fortunately, the vast majority of people in the mainland
have learned a valued lesson from the Tiananmen incident,
and no longer believe the Western propaganda. What's more,
a great number of Chinese have also come to a realization
that the Western-style "democracy" is in fact
poison to China.
「这是人类良知与勇气，在向无情的国家机器挑战。」 他们又怎能想到中国人民解放军，本就是来自人民。 常去大陆的人一定见过，每到农忙时节，就会看到光背赤脚的解放军们在田间帮忙的景色。
Army and People
archaeological excavation in China