Ukrainian Army Stays out of Domestic Political Crisis,
A Hit to the Chinese Communist Regime
Political upheaval in Ukraine continues to draw world attention.
Ukraine’s former government violently has suppressed protesters,
but the Ukrainian army refuses to massacre the people, making
many Chinese think of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.
What inspiration have the Chinese gained from Ukraine’s army?
Why are Chinese saying Chinese soldiers are also awakening?
Our reporter has the story.
The Ukraine interim government has issued an arrest warrant
for former president Viktor Yanukovich for mass murder
in the latest developments in Ukraine.
On the streets, undercover officials conducted beating, smashing,
looting, and burning during the protests were arrested and
put under public display.
Ukrainian parliament ousted president Yanukovych, released
opposition leader and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko
on Feb. 22, and decided on an early election for May 25.
Tymoshenko will likely run for the presidency.
Former president Yanukovych was said by Ukrainian officials
to have been stopped by border police while attempting to fly
to Russia aboard a private plane.
Yanukovych has since gone missing.
On the same day, Yulia Tymoshenko went directly
to the capital, Kiev’s Independence Square.
In a hail of the anti-government protesters,
she told the crowd that they are the heroes.
The Ukrainian political struggle has reminded many Chinese
of the June 4 massacre on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989,
when the People’s Liberation Army opened fire at the students.
But commander Xu Qinxian of the 38th Group Army
refused to use force against the demonstrators and
was then court-martialed, and jailed for five years.
Sun Wenguang, former Shandong University professor: “Most
importantly, the Chinese should know that to fight for freedom,
democracy and rights, people must unite and fight for it with
demonstrations. No demonstration can be completely stopped."
The protesters have called on Ukraine to completely
liquidate the Communist Party,
and accused the Communist Party of being a criminal group.
A sniper was reportedly caught by the anti-government
protesters and forced to apologize and repent to the victims.
Tymoshenko also said that those behind the violence must be
Professor Sun Wenguang: “The Ukraine incident holds
great meaning for China.
Without freedom or democracy, sooner or later, people under
an authoritarian state will revolt and change the ruling.
The Chinese must be brave and learn from the heroes in the
Kiev’s Independence Square."
Wang Aizhong, Southern Street Movement activist: “Democracy
is a historical trend that the Communist regime can not stop.
In China, more and more people are taking to the streets
following the Southern Street Movement.
I think it’s likely for China to end the dictatorship through
mass protests in the streets."
Ukraine’s ex-president Yanukovych’s shelving an agreement
with the EU in November and instead turning to Russia
is what set off the wave of protests throughout Ukraine.
Protesters began meeting violent crackdowns of deadly force
by the government from Feb. 18 to 22.
An online video shows Ukrainian authorities opening fire
on the unarmed protesters, even the medics.
So far, at least 82 people are known to have been killed.
On Feb. 22, the Ukrainian parliament was guaranteed by the
security chiefs of the country that they would not intervene
in the country’s political crisis.
Chinese netizen Huaxia Pifu posted on the Internet that
the Ukrainian police and military’s stepping back from
the crackdown has played a significant role to the country.
He noted the impact widespread awakening among Chinese
has had on the people within the system.
When the societal awakening has grown power, the awakening
within the system will occur in an explosive way.
South Street Movement activist Wang Aizhong believes the
Chinese today have a much clearer understanding of the
tyranny of the Communist regime than the Chinese in 1989.
Wang Aizhong: “A lot has changed since 20 years ago.
The Internet era and free flow of information have changed
the people, the army, and the government.
The international community will not tolerate another
massacre incident like that of 1989.
The army and the police will also stand with the people,
like those in Ukraine."
Since the editorial series Nine Commentaries on the
Communist Party was published by the Epoch Times in 2004,
waves of Chinese have been quitting the Communist Party.
Many Chinese officials of various governmental levels
are among the more than 158 million Chinese who have quit
and denounced the CCP and its associated organizations.
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