Saturday, May 24, 2014

China's Search Engines, Weibos Censor "April 26 Editorial" (Regarding Students in Tiananmen Square)

People's Daily April 26, 1989 Editorial
According to the People’s Daily’s “This Day in Party History” website:
On April 26, 1989, the People’s Daily published an editorial entitled “It is Necessary to Take a Clear-cut Stand against Disturbances.” The editorial noted that some abnormal phenomena have occurred during the mourning activities for comrade Hu Yaobang. After a mass rally to mourn his death, a handful of people with ulterior motives went on to manipulate the mood of young students who were grieving over comrade Hu Yaobang, and waved the flag of democracy to damage the democratic legal system, with the goal of dividing the people's hearts, bring chaos to the nation, and destroy the stability and unity of the entire political system. This was a planned conspiracy, an ongoing disturbance whose very essence is to fundamentally deny the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party and the socialist system. This was a significant political struggle which has been placed before the entire party and the all the people of the nation. The editorial called on the entire party and all the people of the nation to unite and stand up in opposition against the disturbance.

1989年4月26日,《人民日报》发表题为《必须旗帜鲜明地反对动乱》的社论。社论指出,在悼念胡耀邦同志的活动中,出现了一些不正常的情况。在追悼大会后,极少数别有用心的人继续利用青年学生悼念胡耀邦同志的心情,打着民主的旗号破坏民主法制,其目的是要搞散人心,搞乱全国,破坏安定团结的政治局面。这是一场有计划的阴谋,是一次动乱,其实质是要从根本上否定中国共产党的领导,否定社会主义制度。这是摆在全党和全国人民面前的一场严重的政治斗争。社论号召全党和全国人民团结起来,旗帜鲜明地反对动乱。
These screenshots were taken on May 24, 2014, and show that Sina’s and Tencent’s Weibos and Baidu’s and Qihoo’s search engines were all censoring search results for “April 26 Editorial.” (四二六社论)
This screenshot shows that the full text of the editorial is available on the People’s Daily website here: http://cpc.people.com.cn/GB/64184/64186/66681/4494004.html

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