Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What happened on June 4th?

BBC News
The trial of a man accused of harassing the Chinese Prime Minister has been rescheduled to avoid a clash with the anniversary of a student massacre.

Cambridge University researcher Martin Jahnke, 27, admits throwing a shoe at Wen Jiabao during his tour of Britain.

However, he has denied causing intentional harm or distress.

Magistrates in Cambridge have moved his trial forward to 1 June to avoid it ending on 4 June - the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising.

So the British courts are going to move up the trial date on this inconsequential matter because it coincides with the June 4th massacre in Tiananmen Square. This is weird because if you ask people in China what happened on June 4th, they either don't know or are afraid to talk about it. Why is the British worried about this when the CCP doesn't even acknowledge that the massacre happened at all?! Mind boggling. I'm hope there were some secret phone calls from Beijing to London; otherwise, the distasteful explanation is that Britain is helping to maintain China's version of what happened on June 4th.

BTW, I think the guy who threw the shoe is an idiot. There is nothing to be gained except more exposure for a communist dictator.

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