The Chinese Communist Party rejected Taiwan’s request on Wednesday for China to issue an apology for the deadly 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre – in which Chinese troops opened fire on unarmed students leading protests, calling it “nonsense,” Reuters reported on Wednesday.
June 4 marks 31 years since the mass murder and will be marked by commemorations in Taiwan, throughout Asia, and around the world.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities officially ban any public acknowledgment of the event in China.
On the eve of the anniversary, the government of Taiwan issued a statement urging Beijing to acknowledge the historic assault on freedom and democracy, according to the report.
On Wednesday in Saipan, over 20 Chinese political dissidents living on the Pacific island held a peaceful candlelight vigil to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the incident, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported.