On July 1, 1997, the former British colony, Hong Kong, was handed back to the Chinese government after a 99-year lease between China and Britain expired. Since then, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has been governed under the “One Country, Two Systems” model.
For the massacre’s victims, and for those whom an increasingly aggressive, totalitarian Beijing would victimize in the future, we must remember June 4, 1989.
In this series we will publish weekly cutouts from the book by Kristian Niemietz
CHINA UNDER MAO TSE-TUNG: ‘A REVOLUTIONARY REGIME MUST GET RID OF A CERTAIN NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS THAT THREATEN IT’