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Saturday, June 04, 2005

 
Tin Soldiers And Chicoms Coming

Today is the anniversary of the government crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. Wang Dan, a survivor of the protests who now lives in Taiwan, has a few things to say:

"It is certainly infuriating that Japan has refused to admit the atrocities committed during the war," said Wang. "But it is the Chinese citizens and not the government who have the right to be angry: there is not a single line in history books in China about 4 June and the cultural Revolution. The government is doing just what Japan is doing."

Read the whole thing. And let this quote be a lesson on the ills of granting governments the power to decide textbook content.




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