19. November 2014 von Sydney Polart ©
China is the world’s biggest factory many would suggest. The world longs for China’s manufactured goods and electronic products. I would say China is the world’s biggest sweat shop with daily working conditions for the workers we cannot even imagine. And as if this would not be enough of a scandal, China is the world’s biggest dictatorship holding her citizens as hostage. It’s not enough that Chinese people have to endure a system of corrupt politicians just working on their own benefit, but Chinese people have also to maintain silence on this issue so the one-party-system can continue to prevail over the people in its old-school, authoritarian, oppressive manner of spying on one another.
Back in 1989 the people of the former GDR (German Democratic Republic) have seen the light shining through a missing brick in the wall and so they could cast off the yoke of their oppressive dictatorship of East Germany, with its sophisticated system of spying its own people and suppressing freedom of speech, human rights in general, and overall individuality. Just in the same year, as if interlinked historically and systemically, their communist brothers in China, feeling the wind of change going around the world, also wanted to be free, to live in a democratic society which respects their human rights, and so the Chinese students and intellectuals fought for their inalienable human rights and for a free society. But soon after they asked for this, their call for freedom was bloodily put down by the military and its tanks at Beijing’s Tiananmen square on June 4th 1989. Tiananmen: The Square of Heavenly Peace. Now 25 years later, it’s time for change for China. Now it’s time for democratization in China, world’s biggest dictatorship. It’s time to give to the Chinese people the rights they deserve. The Umbrella-movement protests in the more Western city of Hong Kong is just the latest momentum of this tendency, to cast off the claws of oppression of the central government in Beijing with its one-party system and its daily disappearances and torturing of critics and artists on its agenda to control the vast majority of people through intimidation. The Chinese people deserve more than that, we the people of the world deserve more than that. We deserve to live free eventually.
Dr. Dr. Immanuel Fruhmann