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Why Didn't Yao Ming Also Sleep?


Yao Ming alone is awake among the sleeping congressmen and women attending the 13th Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress on January 13, 2012. (screenshot)

The former Chinese NBA star Yao Ming was appointed by the Chinese communist party to be a member of the CPPCC (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference). Yao Ming is also a student at Shanghai Jiao Tong University at present, and at same time conducting his wine business.

Having all those duties to attend to, Chinese bloggers commented on these photos:

"Why did 'Delegate Yao' not sleep?"

"Please have a look: the back of those chairs are so low, even if 'Delegate Yao' slid down in his seat he would still not be able to rest his back properly; but think about it everyone, Yao is a star, and a tall man, if one takes photos, doesn't matter from which angle, one cannot miss Yao. If Yao was caught sleep, what kind of news would we get? ...!  Well, Yao made the right decision, did not sleep, but Yao is dreaming with his eyes open, if you check the photos carefully..."

Tianamen Massacre Photos on 21st Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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China Uncensored Staff   

June 4th 2010, marks the 21st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989.

The communist regime, led by Deng Xiaoping and Li Peng, ordered the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to crush the 7 week old, student-led democracy protests on Tiananmen Square by military force and this resulted in the massacre of thousands of unarmed students.

The communist regime, even today, denies that a massacre occurred, and the majority of Chinese citizens, particularly those born since the massacre, have no knowledge of the massacre because of communist party censorship.


The following is a photo essay of the student protests and the resulting massacre.

The first photos show scenes of the peaceful protest on Tiananmen Square, in contrast to the later photos of the PLA attacking and killing its fellow Chinese citizens.

WARNING: Graphic photos!

Students in the square listen to speeches; soldiers support the students in the earlier days; a young girl sings in front of the 'Statue of Liberty'.

Young students express their support for democracy.

Famous photo of Communist Party General Secretary, Zhao Zhiyang, addressing students in the Square. Zhao was against military intervention and was purged by the communist regime, remaining under house arrest until his death 15 years later.

Building the 'Statue of Liberty' on Tiananmen Square.

Rock and roll to entertain students at night.

Communist regime leader, Deng Xiaoping, greets PLA officers at a briefing in the week prior to the massacre. Deng and premier, Li Peng were responsible for the massacre. Deng is reported to have said: "I will trade 200,000 lives for 10 years of stability." (By stability he meant the survival of the Communist Party)

4 a.m., June 4th, 1989--soldiers rush out of the Great Hall of the People, towards students under the Hero's Memorial. The soldiers fired as they advanced. The muzzle flash of the weapon of the third soldier from left is clearly visible.

People attend to the dead and dying.

Bloodstains from student crushed by tank.

Rushing for medical help.

Photos taken by Ren Xuebing (center photo) of some of the dead at a Beijing hospital.


Many June 4th victims died from being shot by hollow-point bullets, which were prohibited internationally.Recently military surgeon Dr. Jiang Yanyong confirmed that troops used hollow-point bullets in their attack.

The blood of innocents stains the Square.

Rushing wounded to hospital.

Students hide under a bridge as the PLA sweep the streets of protesters.

Bodies of students crushed by tanks as they tried to ride to safety on their bikes.

Burnt out buses that had been used by students to sleep in during the protest.

Students on bikes crushed to death by tanks.

Photos of some of the killed or maimed on June 4th, and testimonials from their relatives.

The brave PLA has crushed the unarmed students.

Citizens show defiance in the face of the PLA might.

The iconic photo of the 'tank man', an enduring image of courage in the aftermath of the massacre. The man was eventually pulled away from the tanks and was believed to have been executed after interrogation.  (Photos courtesy of

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