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Why Is China Downplaying Its Deadly Tiananmen Square Attack?


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Cal
- 321 days ago - theweek.com
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Alan Lambert (92)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 12:34 pm
Kinda simple actually, in a "perfectly ordered society" that China strives to be, attacks like that do not happen. Therefore, it did not happen.
 

GGmaSheila D. (170)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:32 pm
What, you don't believe in the new, imporoved, kinder, gentler China?????
 

Jessica K. (96)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:38 pm
Answer: so they can control the story, plain and simple. Thanks.
 

Shan D. (49)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 6:48 pm
They seem to be oblivious to the fact that the information gets out to the rest of the world, and we KNOW when they are lying to their own people.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 6:52 pm
Yeah, what Allan and GG said.
 

bob m. (32)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 7:09 pm
this islam terror thrives on attention; the dragon is not going to give this irritation too much... If the world big 3 united hard against these cultist nations it would be over very quickly... but they play off each other....this will only end in the last days.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 10:13 pm
Directives from on high (censorship instructions) are common among all corrupt and crippling governments. At least such events get out in late-night news media, on weekends, and off hours, when no one's paying particular attention. So much for freedom.
 

John S. (303)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:20 am
It seems like they did a pretty good job suppressing the news.
 

Ben B. (39)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:23 am
The security failure, to detect the threat before it happen and prevent it being carried out in the first place, is clearly too embarrassing...
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:46 am
Noted
 

. (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 10:23 am
So they can keep controlling their people. Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:44 pm
Why China is downplaying its deadly Tiananmen Square attack? China, Russia, North Korea, etc. would never admit that they are not in control of their own countries. In this case they can brainwash their people better.
 

Stan B. (124)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:36 pm
Alan Lambert and others hit the nail on the head.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:06 pm
noted & read
 

Vicky P. (464)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:18 pm
because they don't want the protests to catch on with the rest of the country, then they are in trouble. But like the rest of the world including the US, no government likes protests and it seems to be getting worse by the day/week/month/year
 

pam w. (191)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 5:24 pm
Because the Chinese have ALWAYS been determined to ''save face?"
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:01 pm
Because they care less about their own. Sad. Hopefully soon, they will pay for their lies. Thanks Cal
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Monday November 4, 2013, 1:44 am
Censorship of the outside world is paramount to the communist party they would rather have their people live in complete ignorance of what is going on around them.I came across an example of this fairly recently when I met two Chinese students who were attending the University of Dundee studying mechanical engineering.During the conversation I mentioned the troubles in Burma and was met by a blank look they then asked me what I was talking about and I said to them probably they would know Burma under a different name Myanmar and they then told me they had never heard of either country.When I told them it was one country bordering their own country I was met with looks of disbelief.The ignorance shown by these students attending a University was shocking.
 
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