In the United States the term "Tianamen Square" is not associated so much with the actual square in Beijing, but with the democratic protests that occurred there in 1989. June 4th was the anniversary of the final government crackdown on the protests, and so many American media outlets took time to remember the incident on Sunday. Most in the Western world felt great sympathy for the demonstrators, and looked at the protests as an inspiring example of the human desire for freedom. In contrast, the violent actions of the government were immediately condemned, and contributed to a sense of distrust towards the Chinese government that still permeates to this very day. For many it remains the defining moment of Communist rule in China. In America we are often told that the subject is still taboo, and that it is very likely young Chinese citizens living outside of the capital are totally unaware of the incident altogether. This was again the cause of controversy earlier in the year when it was revealed that Google and Yahoo! agreed to censor subjects like Tianamen Square, Tibetan independence, and Taiwan's political status in a deal with China.

All this considered, I'm curious what people around the world, especially Chinese citizens, know and think about the Tianamen Square protests...
I have a feeling those who have access to this forum know all there is to know, while those without access are probably the ones in the dark...
JulielaiI have a feeling those who have access to this forum know all there is to know, while those without access are probably the ones in the dark...
I agree with Julielai,if you are a user of this forum,you probably know what happened on 4th june 1989,the problem is for those people that have no chance to hear news,or to watch tv,what can they do?! Emotion: indifferent About the facts of Tienanmen Square,I think that the guy who stopped the tank is one of the most strongest and meaningful images of the last years of the 20th century! Emotion: smile
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I saw an article where they took that photo round a city in China and showed it to people and no-one knew what it was. Someone suggested it was a carnival parade?

Amazing that it is one of the most instantly recognisable images in the west and so powerful an image (it still brings a lump to my throat) yet it is virtually unknown in China.
Well i come from Hong Kong, and i know what happened on that day...

Now most people in Hong Kong think that both sides (the students and the government) have done something wrong...

The students actually have attacked the policemen and killed some of them, and some bandits are hiding among the protesting students, and they are causing troubles...but the government should responsible for the outcome of the event. In my own opinion, the government is just too scared by the protest, the communist parties in every part of the world are losing power, the chinese government would do anything to maintain stability. Well actually i think many of the ppl in China 's big cities know what happened on 4thJune...They just don't want to talk about it...it 's a taboo, u ar right....Sigh...