Tiananmen Uprising Remembered Wednesday Night at Bayside Center

A Chinese man arrested for writing poetry during the uprising will speak at the event.

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Ocean City is hosting an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the uprising at Tiananmen Square this week.

Huaguang Zhao, a renowned poet/calligrapher and Tiananmen veteran, will make a presentation at The Bayside Center Wednesday night,  7:30 p.m.

Zhao will bring in several other speakers who are also survivors of the massacre.

He recently spoke about the massacre for the first time in public when he and Zhaohui Rui spoke to Voice of America Mandarin Service’s weekly Pro & Con TV show. 

Wednesday marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 uprising, in which the Communist Party used its military to clear pro-Democracy activists from Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The event is famous for a college student standing in the path of a line of tanks in a scene broadcast around the world.

Zhao and Rui were both college students at the time. Zhao was arrested for writing poetry at the time, and now works as an activist in New York, according to the report.

The Bayside Center is located at 520 Bay Avenue.

For more on the event, visit Amnesty International of Cape May County's Facebook page.

vic June 04, 2014 at 09:05 AM
I was in Beijing, China, last month and visited tianamen square with my wife, who was so moved by the experience that she began to cry. when our guide asked her what was wrong, she explained how she was moved recalling the individual who stopped the tanks. our guide explained the incident actually happened about a block away from the square and that very few Chinese citizens are aware of what happened because the government controlled the media and there was no internet in those days. our guide only knew what happened because her father had told her, and he found out because a relative in the united states informed him. today, while there is government controlled use of the internet, and certain sites are not available, facebook is still not permitted.


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