"We join others in the worldwide community in urging the Chinese government to make a full public accounting of those killed, detained or missing; to release those who have been jailed for striving to keep the memory of Tiananmen Square alive; and to end the continued harassment of demonstration participants and their families". June 4, 1989 turned into far more than a stroke of bad luck for student protestors in Beijing.
Speaking at Dialogue China's launch event on Monday morning, Carl Gershman, president of the us -funded National Endowment for Democracy, said that the Chinese Communist Party needs a "rewrite of history" in order for its regime to survive, of which the coverup of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre is a prime example.
Washington's top diplomat said he remembered "the tragic loss of innocent lives" from the massacre, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds, possibly thousands of peaceful demonstrators.
Mr Pompeo quoted the dissident Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died of cancer while in custody a year ago, as saying: "The ghosts of June 4th have not yet been laid to rest".
"We join other members of the worldwide community and urge the Chinese government to make a full public accounting of those killed, detained or missing", added Pompeo.
Chinese artist and cartoonist Badiucao, who started the hashtag #TankMan2018 to raise awareness, says Tank Man represents "something lost in China's young generation now - the idealism, passion, sense of responsibility, and confidence that an individual can make a change".
"The U.S. Secretary of State has absolutely no qualifications to demand the Chinese government do anything", Hua added.
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The Chinese Communist Party no longer mentions the Tiananmen incident to help Chinese society "move on"-moving on apparently means something different to China".
On June 4th, 1989, the Chinese military opened fire on students and other protesters who had gathered in the square.
"When we are aspiring to establishing a truly democratic China, we all think a necessary condition is an end to one-party dictatorship", Ho told the crowd.
Hong Kong is the only place in China where such large-scale public commemorations happen, though neighbouring Macau also holds smaller annual gatherings.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said she hoped Beijing would confront its past.
The CCP's interference with religion and its aggressive supervision of the activities of Chinese citizens has met with global criticism, and have seriously harmed China's worldwide image, the council's statement said. Facebook is also blocked in China.