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仍有盼望                          社長   周偉文

那一年,我在香港,還很年輕。見到中國學生面對國家改革開放後,呈現的官倒貪腐現象,執政者漠視社會的不公平,學生們藉著悼念胡耀邦總書記,走上天安門廣場與執政者對峙。那些日子,每天都在留意電視機傳來北京的畫面,要知道國家領導人是否願意聆聽學生的訴求,中國是否能在經濟改革開放後,走上政治的改革,走出數千年的獨裁極權統治,建立重視人民的民主政權。結果是六四鎮壓發生了。

31年過去,中國的失憶治療法讓今天的年青人的腦袋中,六四變成從未發生過的歷史。有位同事,父親當時是學生領袖,31年來從未與女兒談過六四,卻一生受政府打壓,成為社會底層。和我在香港成長的一群好友,今天各散東西,卻仍記得當時這群原想在香港實踐人生夢想的,緊張地商量是否要離開土生土長的香港。

早前有香港朋友傳來一段短片,說政府沒有暴力鎮壓,軍隊開入天安門廣場時,學生已全撤退,她問我這些說法是否真確?她問如何能證明她當時所相信的鎮壓,確實曾經發生過?是的,中國政府從不承認六四時確實發生了暴力,也有不少親歷其境的人,改變了他們的證詞。受害者也無法好像去年在香港發生抗爭的日子,提供大量的影像資料,即時通過智能手機傳遍整個世界。不過可以確定的是當時大批解放軍進入了廣場,不少母親在那天之後失去了孩子,不少人被逮捕,不少人逃離中國。那天之後,中國變得不再一樣,中國人集體失憶。
時間過去,當時六四發生過的事,有一些被證實是誤傳,也有一些被證明是假消息。我們的記憶會真的會變得模糊,但這並不表示沒有暴力發生過,並不表示事件責任變成在要求爭取社會改革的學生身上,更不表示六四從歷史中消失了。經歷過那時代的每一個人,都知道一些事確實發生了。
去年六月到今天,在香港我們見到香港版的六四。在今天,我們也見到美國人爆發了要求政府面對種族歧視的社會抗爭。不過,我們也見到了不同的政府可以有不同的處理方法。

是的,只要社會有不公義,抗爭就會存在,只盼執政者能有勇氣面對,不以萬物為芻狗。人心中只要相信有神存在,就必知道神掌管公義,這是我對將來仍有盼望的原因。

 

 

Still a Hope             Mr. Raymond Chow (Publisher )
In that very year I was still young in Hong Kong when Chinese students of the reopened China era poured out to the Tiananmen Square in protest against the then government with widespread corruption and injustice, as the students held memorial of the Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Hu Yaobang. I was paying attention to live broadcast of the Beijing situation everyday wondering whether the leaders were willing to reconcile with the students, whether political reform would come after the economic reform, whether prolong dictatorship ruling in China could give way to democracy. Eventually it ended up with the June 4 Crackdown.
After 31 years, through memory loss therapy the Chinese government has hidden this piece of history from this generation of young people. There is a coworker whose father was a student movement leader and he did not talk about it for 31 years, only that he had been struggling in his living all these years subject to suppression. Many of my mates in Hong Kong those days are now scattered around, still remembering our dreams and visions shattered as we just wanted to get out of Hong Kong in panic of our future.
A friend from Hong Kong send me a clip telling there had not been any crackdown at Tiananmen Square as the students were all gone before the army moved in. She wondered what was the true and actual happening. The Chinese government never have admitted the June 4 happening as such and there have been witnesses who subsequently reverted their testimonies. Unlike social movement in Hong Kong last year where video recording could be handy for worldwide circulation, it could be hard to prove what was the truth back then. But for sure the liberation army did marched in, there were casualties in numbers, many were arrested and many fled. After that, people in China have changed, and collectively lost memory.
As time goes by, evidences emerged to tell not all the news reported then were true. Our memory would fade, but that does not mean there had not been violence, or the fault was with the students protesting for reform, or the June 4 incident would disappear in history. Everyone living in that moment of history certainly knows something has happened.
Since June last year there has been an on-going Hong Kong edition of the June 4 movement. Today we are seeing Americans in strong social protest against the government on racial discrimination issue. Notably different governments have their own way of handling.
It is true that wherever there is no righteousness in society there would be fight back from people. Authority in governance must have regard to the people . If we believe in God, we know only God can be in control with His righteousness and this faith will give us the hope still.

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