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30. Anniversary: China justifies the Tiananmen square massacre

China's defence Minister, the violence of the protests in Beijing, beat 30 years ago, justified. In a rare Statement by a Chinese politician of the incidents, he said it was the correct procedure.

30 years after the bloody suppression of protests on Beijing's Tiananmen square, China has referred to the use of the security forces as justified. The government had acted "correctly" in that you took action to stop the "political turmoil", said the Minister of defense Wei Fenghe at a security conference in Singapore. "Therefore, China is stable."

He could not understand why China will always be accused of, "the incident was not handled correctly". Wei said at the Shangri-La dialogue, for each year, defense Ministers and senior military officials from all over the world travel to Singapore.

China's defense Minister Wei Fenghe: "That was the correct procedure. Therefore, China is stable."

With tanks against student

The Chinese army was on the night of the 4. June 1989, with tanks against students the procedure that had demonstrated at Beijing's Tiananmen square for weeks for more democracy. Hundreds - according to some estimates, more than a thousand - people were killed.

The Chinese government said at the end of June 1989, in the suppression of the "counterrevolutionary riots" had been killed 200 civilians and several dozen security forces. The leadership in Beijing is, to date, no real treatment of the incidents, reports of the massacre are censored.

workup requested

The American photographer Jeff Widener warns against it, with the incidents in June 1989 in China to deal. Widener had a shot at the Tiananmen square, the famous photo of a man who stood in front of several tanks to block the way. "I think it is time that China is progressing and the color commitment in terms of what happened, family members have reported what happened to their Loved ones, so that you can let it rest," said the now 62-Year-old.

in Front of the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. capital Washington, dozens of activists remembered on the weekend of the crackdown on the protests. They wore Transparent and electric candles in. "I have the feeling that the people gradually realize that they are not able to tolerate this Regime any longer," said the Chinese Dissident Wei Jingsheng.

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