Beijing ramps up censorship ahead of 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre

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It is the most sensitive day of the year in China far beyond the internet and the social media.

In the past six weeks, popular services including a Netease Inc. news app, Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s news app TianTian, and Sina Corp. have all been hit with suspensions ranging from days to weeks, according to the CAC, meaning services are made temporarily unavailable on apps stores and online.

Censors at Chinese internet companies say tools to detect and block content related to the 1989 crackdown have reached unprecedented levels of accuracy, aided by machine learning and voice and image recognition.

With today’s AI technology, it is very easy for them to have a list of basic keywords relating to the 1989 massacre and very easy to track the content details of any activist.

In China, social media accounts are linked to real names and national ID numbers by law, and companies are legally compelled to offer user information to authorities when requested.

The reckless Communist government never has the rule of law. If they want to detain or harass any citizen, it is almost no escape for the individual.

Over the past decades, the ruling party has systematically attempted to erase the memory of Tiananmen through a combination of high- and low-tech methods: extensive online censorship, and brute intimidation of dissidents and victims’ families.

But the fight is still going on after thirty years. Survivors of Tiananmen are doing their best to fight this political amnesia in spite of fines, suppression or jail terms.

Last week, China’s Defense Ministry did acknowledge the Tiananmen crackdown, but pushed back against a Reuters reporter’s use of the word “suppression” to describe the military’s reaction to the pro-democracy protests.

“First of all, a clarification. I don’t agree with you for using the word ‘suppression,’” said the spokesman Wu Qian, adding, “In the last 30 years, the course of China’s reforms, development and stability, the successes we have achieved have already answered this question.”

CCP spokesmen are the same mentally ill in their so-called great-nation diplomacy as they catch one thing but spit on another.

Guo Wengui said this June Fourth of 2019 will be the last date to commemorate the massacre. The June Fourth of 2020 will see the elimination of the CCP and establishment of a new China. “Woo! There is only one year to go!” With this, the CCP leadership is frightened to death.

In the United States, Vice President Mike Pence is planning a speech around the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, according to Guo Wengui.

A White House official also confirmed a Pence speech is in the works – potentially in mid-June, following the anniversary – but declined to comment on its contents.

Sources said the remarks are expected to be a censure of China’s religious freedom and human rights record from one of the Trump administration’s highest-ranking China hawks.

These two days, Mike Pence is visiting Canada and meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa. Among his key issues there, Mike Pence discussed the Canadians detained in China.

He said, “United States today renews our call on the Chinese government to release the two Canadian citizens who have been wrongly detained for the last six months without due process of law. We stand with Canada in this course.”

Sending a clear message to the CCP regime, the United States is calling the Chinese government’s violent suppression of peaceful demonstrations in and around Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, “a full-on massacre.”

“The U.S. has called for, and we will continue to call for, as have others in the international community, a full public accounting for those killed, detained and missing,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said on Thursday during a press briefing.

“We want those released — who have been jailed for striving to keep the memory of Tiananmen Square alive — and an end to the continued harassment of demonstration participants and their families,” added Ortagus.

We know that the U.S. is not just fighting a trade war with Communist China. It is going to be a full-scale war, technically, culturally, and militarily. And most Chinese want to see the CCP leadership be eliminated as soon as possible.

Those at Zhongnanhai are fully aware of this, including President Xi Jinping and Vice President Wang Qishan.

The People’s Daily warned yesterday, “United States, don’t underestimate China’s ability to strike back”.

In one of its editorials, the state-run media said, “As some American politicians continue threatening to exert extreme pressure against China, people are increasingly concerned about what trump cards China holds against such suppression.”

It went on to charge, “Washington has completely overestimated its ability to manipulate the global supply chain and lacks self-knowledge. The US is doomed to be met with a slap in the face after it wakes up and stops dreaming…We advise the U.S. side not to underestimate the Chinese side’s ability to safeguard its development rights and interests. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!”

We seem to have heard the bullets loaded onto the chambers of machine guns and they are ready to fire!

All their tricks have been exhausted. Today, the world has changed. Their censorship would not help a bit either, even when the robot censors are all working overtime.

Guo Wengui said earlier today, “Carrie Lam has made headlines. CCP is scared of this. My intelligence has told me that CCP would do its utmost to stop people linking the scandal of Carrie Lam with the June Fourth Tiananmen Massacre and the upcoming street protests in Hong Kong planned for June 9. They would try to prevent it from becoming a motive of another bigger movement. They would do whatever they can, including taking legal actions, to stop the spread of her scandal on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.”

Why the Beijing government is so nervous about the internet and the date of June Fourth? One reason is that they have done evil and want to cover up the truth. Another reason is that they continue to do more evil and hope to evade punishment.

But that is only their day dream.

By Winnie Troppie

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