How the tiananmen square massacre shaped the great man’s views on the world
By Mark Lilla
6 August 2012
A large rally in Beijing on Tuesday attended by tens of thousands of protesters and thousands of police officers, was one of the largest political demonstrations in over a yea여주안마r. It was attended by the largest number of leaders in all of China since April 4th.
On one occasion during the rally, Premier Wen Jiabao—who is the first man to be elected to the country’s highest office since 1989—told the crowd: “We must face the world today with caution, never to play games with the fate of the Chinese people.”
The gathering, known as the “Tiananmen Square”, was marred by violence in which more than 800 people were injured and at least 400 detained. As many as 300,000 people took to the streets, or the square itself, during the rallies. More than 600 people were killed and hundreds more injured, along with the government’s condemnation of protesters as “unlawful elements.”
Among those attending the rally on Tuesday was the party secretary-general (known as the “leader” in the Communist Party) in Beijing. On the other hand, the party, the legislature, the police, the Ministry of Public Security, the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the State Council (formerly the Politburo) were all represented. These were the four major parties fighting bitterly for power.
Among the other participants in the mass demonstrations in Beijing was the leader of a prominent state-owned conglomerate. Tianjin-based Dongfeng International Group Holding Co., or the Dongfeng Group, is China’s fifth-largest publicly traded company by revenue (2012 figures are from Forbes.com).
Its business model has often been the subject of controversy. Most prominent among these is the way the company profits from it로투스 홀짝s construction of a rail line across the China-India border—an issue that caused considerable consternation in India during the early 1990s.
Many in the Chinese labor and urban population, among other factors, are angry with the Dongfeng Group, which holds a 60 percent stake in the company, for its construction of the $500 million Tianjin-Gangzhou rail line. The Dongfeng Group does not own land in China. 포커Its subsidiaries and divisions also operate railways and ports in other parts of China.
There has long been resentment toward construction of such a project by the Dongfeng Group because the company—once the larges