并誠邀大家將參與行動的相片或影片以hashtag #6431truth 上傳至社交媒體平台，共同發出我們的怒吼。
KOREAN HOUSE FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY
馬大新青年 UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA ASSOCIATION OF NEW YOUTH
國大學生團結陣線 UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA STUDENT UNITY FRONT
【The June 4th Global Mourning Initiatives】
At the turn of spring and summer 31 years ago, because of the death of Hu Yaobang, and countless others who died as a result of autocratic rule and corruption, a democratic movement that swept the country was set off in China. The authorities’ response was a ruthless massacre of civilians, followed by the blockade and the tampering of the memory of the movement that has continued for 31 years.
31 years later, because of the death of Dr. Li Wenliang, and countless others who died as a result of COVID-19, the call for free speech rang aloud once more in China. The authorities’ response is to swiftly take control over dying and mourning, block all memories and grief that are non-official, and ban all discussions that attempt to explore the causes of the disasters.
History repeats relentlessly, and disasters recur again and again, because lives have never been valued by the autocratic regime, and speech has never been free. The cover-up and silencing after the June 4th massacre has festered into a virus that erodes truth and justice, forcing people to live in fear and distortion. The present global pandemic shows that this “dictator’s virus” will not be stopped by national border, and will continue to force the people of the world to pay for the wrongs of the dictator.
As a result of the Chinese government’s deliberate concealment, information blockade and misleading propaganda, the coronavirus epidemic has swept the world. To date, over 6 million people have been infected, and more than 370,000 have died. The epidemic has brought profound damages to the physical as well as psychological well-being of innocent people in the world, in addition to enormous social and economic losses.
The Chinese Communist Party has the bounden duty to answer to the global pandemic:
During the early stage of the epidemic noted at the end of last year, the Chinese Communist Party was concerned only about guarding against speech and expression, censoring information and covering up the truth, but not the spread of the virus. With the doctors’ early warning, such as Li Wenliang’s, blocked, the epidemic escalated.
In January this year, even though the virus had already spread far and wide, the Chinese Communist Party still deceptively claimed that there was no risk of human-to-human transmission. Lacking awareness, people moved around with the virus, but the world was left blindfolded.
After realising that it was impossible to hide the epidemic further as tens of thousands of people had died, China suddenly adopted extreme measures such as citywide lockdown, which then result in panic escape and various secondary disasters. While refusing to estimate and face the magnitude of the infection and the death tolls, the authorities have instead abducted and arrested citizen journalists who disclosed the truth of the epidemic, and wiped out all online discussions and calls for help.
Despite the global outbreak, the Chinese Communist Party went on to disseminate false information and political propaganda. By shifting blames of the pandemic to countries like the United States and Italy, it works to muddle facts and tamper with history.
This is not the first time the Chinese Communist Party has put the world at risk by intentionally concealing information. In 2003, it caused the spread of the SARS virus, which also had its origin in China, by hiding the epidemic for more than three months before admitting it to the world.
Over the past years, the Chinese Communist Party has caused multiple counts of humanitarian disasters, but it has never been effectively sanctioned. It has received no punishment for having persecuted 550,000 intellectuals in the “Anti-Rightist Campaign”, for causing the starvation of 40 million people in the Great Famine, the abnormal deaths of another 20 million in the decade-long “Cultural Revolution”, or for confining one million Uighurs and minorities in the re-education camps. Let alone the June 4th massacre that took place 31 years ago. On the contrary, the international order which prioritises economic and state interests has more than often turned a blind eye to the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of “its own people”, if not using it as a bargaining chip.
There are consequences for conniving with evil, and this global epidemic is proof.
In today’s globalized world, the disasters created by the Chinese Communist Party will not stay within its national borders.
With the help of its many propaganda machines, the Chinese Communist Party is infiltrating the world and the international organisations such as the WHO with the distorted values of freedom and human rights, for instances. It is poisoning the public discussions around the world by controlling and manipulating the online discourses, and through the acquisition of the traditional media. It forces publishers, distributors and academic journals all over the world to delete content it dislikes, and threatens to ban scholars from entering China for research if its commands are not obeyed. It obliges enterprises around the world to follow its rules in addressing Taiwan, on pain of cutting business ties with China. The Communist Party is using the people of China as hostage, in order to force the world to follow its game rules.
Should the world citizens yearning for freedoms not unite to resist this silent aggression, and not fight alongside the unswerving activists in China, so that free speech and democracy be truly rooted in this land, then what awaits us all will be the same slavery and disasters.
Henceforth, we call on the world citizens to act together on June 4th, the anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party’s use of military forces to stifle the appeals for democracy:
1. Citizens in places where public actions are impossible may stay home to fast for one day, in commemoration of the students and civilians shot dead by the military forces in the June 4th massacre, and all those who have died in the global pandemic consequential to the Communist Party’s concealment and blockade of information.
2. Citizens in places where public actions are possible may light candles at 8 p.m. outside Chinese agencies or in any other appropriate public venues, and observe a minute of silence at 8:09 p.m., to both commemorate the death and to demand accountability of the Chinese Communist Party for the global epidemic and for the June 4th massacre.
Please upload photos of commemorations, mourning, protests or any other related actions to social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. with the hashtag #6431truth to show our common voice.
We Live. We survive. We remember. We roar.
MAKE YOURSELF HEARD ON JUNE 4TH