ARTIST AI WEIWEI
REDUCES NEW TIANANMEN A new Tiananmen? Although clear by the everyday Global Times , the option is feared by the Chinese artist and dissident AI WEIWEI
who, in an interview with AFP, says he fears that there are "no other issues" to the Hong Kong crisis than violent repression events by Beijing. In his eyes the communist regime "can not do otherwise". "No prediction is exaggerated," he says in reference to this increasingly evoked scenario of a crackdown similar to that of the Chinese army on the famous Beijing square in June 1989. Exactly 30 years after " tanks crushed the most peaceful of the demonstrations, students sitting, while the whole world had eyes "in Beijing Square, the story could be repeated, according to the artist become one of the most famous opponents of the Chinese regime. "There are no other issues, they do not know how to negotiate or debate, it's the nature of this authoritarian regime, they do not know how to do it, they only have the police
and the army." , assured from his studio in Berlin AI WEIWEI
, fallen out of favor in the early 2010s for his criticism against the regime. "Violence is not only physical, it is mental, when the protesters are denied the right to any discussion, this kind of violence is horrible." .