Give the Chinese students their history back!
Help mark the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre. In
1989 the Chinese students occupied the Tiananmen Square in
Give the Chinese their story
back. The story is banned in
Many of the young dissidents
were imprisoned in the wake of the crackdown. Some are still in jail but
they are no longer young.
Thousands of Chinese students are today studying at universities and other institutions of education in the West. Most of them do not even know their own history due to the censorship.
· Therefore we invite all pro-democracy institutions, scholars and working colleagues to download and print out this documentation or burn it on a CD. Place it on the shelves of libraries and hand it out as a gift to Chinese students on 4th June, the anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre.
This way we can
make a contribution to preserve the memory of the victims and maybe inspire
a new generation of Chinese to see democracy as a possibility for
We call on everybody to support this initiative and to mail this appeal to other institutions of education where there are Chinese students or others who might be interested in preserving and distributing the knowledge about the Tiananmen massacre.
The initiative of this appeal
and informative campaign is a co-operation between the democracy movement in
Hong Kong and Danish sculptor Jens Galschiot who has put up an
This year Jens Galschiot has been invited to Hong Kong by the Democracy
movement in Hong Kong to join the commemoration in
relation to the 20th anniversary of the crackdown.
Jens Galschiot, Denmark, born 1954, sculptor. He stakes his art to defend the ethical values of our society, regardless of political, religious or economic interests. His sculptures suddenly appear in public areas and start the performance. Best known are My Inner Beast (European cities in 1993) and the Pillar of Shame (Hong Kong, Mexico and Brazil). The projects are financed through the sale of Galschiot’s bronze sculptures to art collectors all over the world Info: www.aidoh.dk.
At the moment he is working on a worldwide art happening about global warming titled www.SevenMeters.net
Travel plan and contact information
to the Danish group in Hong Kong:
The documents about Tiananmen: www.aidoh.dk/4June-Documents
The democracy movement in
HK Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China
About human Rights in
Contact to Jens Galschiot:
Banevaenget 22, DK-5270 Odense N, Denmark