French Media: China Replaced Tanks.
Now It’s Money And Police.
With the 25 anniversary of June 4 Memorial day approaching,
the Tiananmen Square massacre has international focus again.
Concern for the mainland arrests and suppression of people
involved in the June 4th Memorial activities, led U.S. Congress
to pass a resolution commemorating the 25th anniversary
of the Tiananmen democracy movement.
AFP analyzed how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
rule has changed since June 4 1989.
The report said in the post-Tiananmen era the CCP uses
money and police to nip any opposition in the bud instead
of using tanks.
The report also quoted Steve Tsang, director of the China
Policy Institute from the University of Nottingham who said
that armed suppression would be more difficult now because
the news can be spread rapidly online and by mobile phone.
Lawyers Get Together Again to Support Zheng Zhou Case.
Zhengzhou police continue to increase the arrests of
participants in June 4 memorial activities.
Recently, nine people were arrested including Chang Boyang
and Ji Laisong both defense lawyers of some arrested activists.
On May 29, four human rights lawyers including Zhang Junjie
and Wang Lei went to the third detention center in Zhengzhou
City to meet Chang Boyang and Ji Songlai, but were refused.
According to Radio Free Asia, the mainland lawyers
have set up a defense team for the Zhengzhou case.
By May 29, there were 64 lawyers registered
including Liu Weiguo and Wang Cheng.
On February 2 2014, more than 40 people went to pay respects
to former Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Zhao
Ziyang, Hu Yaobang and June 4 victims in Henan Hua County.
The police monitored but made no arrests.
Striking Shoe Factory Workers Block
Road in Putian City, Fujian Province
On May 28, thousands of workers from Aolishi Shoe &
Costume Company blocked the road on strike over 3 months
with no pay after the boss ran off with the wages in Putian,
According to Radio France Internationale report, the
demonstration lasted well into the evening;
A large number of police tried to disperse the workers.
It is said the wholly foreign-owned Aolishi Shoe & Costume
Company was founded in 2003 with 2,500 employees, mainly
producing all kinds of sports shoes and casual shoes.