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Response to soryang (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 04:31 PM

9. Tiananmen Square viewing

In '89 my husband & I sat in our flat in Cambridge with our dear Chinese friend watching Tiananmen Square play out until CNN's live broadcasting was stopped by the Chinese authorities. Our friend had been celebrating what he thought was the coming revolution in China. We disagreed and shared our fears with him. With the eventual leaked facts, our worries were proven warranted and our Chinese friend became very saddened. Another but younger Chinese colleague and friend of his at Cambridge U. defected and fled to Canada rather than return home to Shanghai. On his last night in Cambridge, we shared a beer with this young friend.

I'm at a loss to explain how British rule equates to China's. And why we should turn a blind eye to those seeking more freedoms.

Goodbye. 🐦


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