中共“六四屠城”25周年纪念日刚刚过去一周，《人民日报》6月12号的海外版头版，却刊登一篇题为“日本的强盗逻辑 —— 我可以屠城，你不能出声”的文章。
Party Mouthpiece Article After June 4: “I Can Massacre,
You Can’t Speak."
Straight after the 25th anniversary of the June 4 massacre, the
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media People’s Daily put an
inflammatory article on it’s overseas edition.
Although the article is about Japan opposing China applying
for historical documents of the Nanjing massacre, many relate
it to the CCP’s repression to June 4, implying that the words
used are very accurate.
On June 12 the People’s Daily published the article on
the front page.
It was titled “Japanese Gangster Logic – I Can Massacre,
You Can’t Speak".
The article said “Japan keeps on denying history
and refusing to reflect on history."
On June 10, the CCP applied to the Memory of the World
Register for documents about the Nanjing massacre.
They also wanted information about Japan’s forced
recruitment of the ‘comfort women’.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga requested
China withdraw the application the next day.
He said “It’s extremely regrettable."
The People’s Daily accuses Japan’s response
as being “gangster logic."
Many netizens relate the Nanjing massacre to the June 4
Tainanmen massacre of 1989 when the CCP killed students.
They denounce the CCP for blocking history
and refusing to reflect on history.
A netizen remarked, “Truly unsure if it’s talking about Japan
or some party; June 4 just past a week ago, isn’t it innuendo?"
Another netizen said, “I can massacre, you can’t speak. I can
force demolition, you can’t petition.
I can create arson, you can’t light a lamp.
The People’s Daily deserves to be the No 1 party mouthpiece.
It directly points out the key issue, which is a dictator
government’s gangster logic!"
Mainland Chinese internet author Jing Chu says such a title at
June 4 is convenient for people to think of the CCP’s massacre.
After 25 years it’s so accurate.
Jing Chu “June 4 has always been a banned topic by the CCP.
No one can discuss, talk about, or mention it.
It uses those words to mock Japan, which also mocks itself.
Such a headline gives the audience an impression that ‘I can
massacre but you can’t talk about it’, which is China’s reality."
During the 25th anniversary of June 4, the CCP strictly
controlled the internet.
It also banned any topics related to June 4.
It also rampantly arrested people involved in June 4,
and mobilized civilians against terrorism.
Jing Chu says the CCP blocks June 4 information to
have people forget about the truth as soon as possible.
In fact, the number of Chinese killed by the CCP during its
history is many times the death toll of the Nanjing massacre.
He asks if June 4, the Great Cultural Revolution the Great Leap
Forward etc. also need to be logged with the Register.
Jing Chu “The CCP doesn’t dare to face so many scandals
including anti-Rightist Campaign, the Cultural Revolution,
and June 4. A research study says nearly 20 million people
were killed in the Cultural Revolution.
The most tragic incident is the Great Famine following
the Great Leap Forward, causing 5.55 million deaths.
But many scholars researched that the death toll
was over 50 million."
Jing Chu believes that neither the CCP nor the Japanese
government should selectively forget history or hide the truth.
Japan invaded China on Sept. 18, 1931, and surrendered
in August 1945.
During the 15 years, over 10 million Chinese were killed.
The 1937 Nanjing massacre killed 340,000 Chinese
including soldiers and civilians.
An unknown number of Chinese women were raped.
The number of Chinese comfort women used by the
Japanese was over several hundred thousand.
After World War II, in 1952 President of Republic of China
Chiang Kai-shek signed a China-Japan Treaty of Peace.
This declared the intention to give up requesting
compensation from Japan.
In 1972, Chairman Mao Zedong published a China Japan
Joint Statement, also giving up the compensation.
In 1987, Deng Xiaoping visited Japan, and signed a Peace
This made legal provision to confirm the abandonment of
compensation from Japan.
Liberal scholar and commentator in Japan, Wang Jinzhong,
says Japan established a “Comfort Women Foundation."
This was to recompense the victims.
Wang Jinzhong: “Japan has a foundation for comfort women,
Korea also compensated a lot.
Many victims haven’t received it because most of the Chinese
don’t know about it.
The remaining money can’t stay there forever.
So, it was returned."
Hong Kong media Apple Daily says when the China-Japan
relationship was good, China’s civil requests for compensation
from Japan was considered “damaging to the two nations’
relationship," and were suppressed.
China’s civil organizations requesting compensation were
strictly controlled as the target of crackdown by the CCP.