It's been 20 years since MILLIONS of Chinese seized control of their Capitol in a damand of democracy. 20 years!!!
Martial Law had been declared on May 19th by Premier Li Peng and the people of Beijing responded by setting up barricades with trucks and buses to protect the demostraters in Tiananmen Square.
On the morning of June 4th, the Chinese rulers had had enough and sent in tanks to clear the square. Of those that saw it on tv, who can forget the picture of one lone sole standing in front of that tank. The rulers knew the world was watching and wouldn't allow the tank to crush him, unlike an estimated 2600 others. The Chinese government still claims it was 'only' 241. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did release a statement yesterday calling on Chinese authorities to "provide a public accounting of those killed, detained or missing, both to learn and to heal."
All that nasty stuff aside now though since we have a much more important issue......global warming. Even Speaker Pelosi, who was in China last week, avoided any talk of human rights. She was the person that, in 1991 helped unveil a banner in Tiananmen Square honoring “those who died for democracy in China. Although, personally, I believe human rights are extremely important to her, but it has got to be demoralizing for the Chinese to see her table it for polotics.