Seeing as there are quite a lot of posts concerning the 25 year remembrance of the Tiananmen Square protests, some things need to be noted. Firstly China is no longer a communist economic system therefore referring to China as communist is inaccurate. Secondly while its reported that people in China are not aware of it this is absolutely false. Its well known that with a VPN or proxy you can pretty much access everything while staying in China. 

While its good that people wish to remember history lets keep the democracy worship to a minimum shall we. While unfortunate that protesters lost their lives, Deng Xiaoping was in the right I am afraid. He understood that China would essentially go into a hypodermic shock if it suddenly had so much free politics and free economics at the same time . He valued the economics over the political freedom which is why China is #2 in the world and rising to the top where it ought to have been. The true tragedy is that the political freedoms were more than likely to come soon after but the ridicule China felt from the outside world pushed China to be hesitant when it comes to political freedoms. 

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