Kewalahan dengan banyaknya berita tentang basis militer, pelabuhan, koloni yang dibeli Tiongkok kapitalis-imperialis, dan sudah tentu tidak bisa membantahnya, satu-satunya pegangan si Chan "Marx-Lenin-MaoTsetung tetap dijadikan dasar ideologi pembimbing PKT, ......"Memangkaum revisionis Tiongkok lebih tidak punya malu dari pada remo Soviet!!!!Luar biasa!!! Kapitalisme-imperialisme dikembangkan dengan "dasar ideologi Marx-Lenin dan Mao Tsetung!!! Hanya terjadi di Tiongkok!!! Wow!!! Jadi Tkk yang bertingkah PERSIS seperti kaum kolonial Inggris yang mencaplok wilayah Tiongkok dulu, tidak bisa disebut imperialis, tapi harus disebut "sosialisme dengan ciri Tkk"!!! Aneh dan herannya, dengan dasar ideologi pembimbing tiga guru besar itu, kok turut serta dalam grup studi karya Mao saja sudah merupakan tindakan "kriminal", sehingga dipersekusi dan ditangkap...Kok mirip seperti kasus mahasiswa yang ditangkap ORBA Suharto dulu, dipenjara 7 atau 8 tahun, karena baca karyanya Pramudya Ananta Toer!!!Si Chan mengejek manifestasi/demonstrasi dan orasi-orasi di pertemuan massa... Bayangkan, begitu reaksionernya si Chan ini!!! Padahal orang turut bermanifestasi (kecuali provokator yang memang dikirim penguasa untuk mengacau) itu menanggung resiko dipersekusi, ditangkap dan bahkan bisa hilang nyawa!!! Nah, coba ini, silahkan disimak. Ikut dalam grup belajar karya Mao, kok ditangkap dan dikejar-kejar???!! Zheng Yongming, organisator dari grup belajar, berkata:"saya akan selalu jadi anak kaum buruh dan kaum tani"...dan dia menyatakan "tidak kapok/menyesal"... akan terus berjuang menghadapi gelombang deras demi keadilan bersama dengan kaum pemuda dan akan terus membantu kaum buruh dan kaum tani berjuang untuk kehidupan lebih baik.... Ayo maju terus para pemuda Maois Tiongkok!!! Pewaris dan penerus fikiran Mao Tsetung!!! Dari tidak ada menjadi ada, dari kecil menjadi besar, dari lemah menjadi kuat...... Hari depan milik kaum pemuda!!!
CHINA: Antorchas que iluminanla noche invernal: Cronología del incidente de los "Ocho jóvenes"maoístas en Guangzhou (maoist road) China - arrest and manhunt of eightyouths for participating in a [Marxist] reading session at Guangdong Universityof Technology (GUT) Torchesilluminating the wintry night: Timeline of the “Eight Youths” Incident inGuangzhou Therecent arrest and manhunt of eight youths for participating in a [Marxist]reading session at Guangdong University of Technology (GUT) caused a majorpublic uproar. Numerous students and other people have expressed solidaritywith the youths and called for justice. Thesevere handling and the public response to the “Eight Youths” Incident areunheard of. The incident has yet to be publicly confirmed by the police sincetheir intrusion of the reading session on November 15th, 2017. Zhang, Sun,Zheng, and Ye are bailed from remand while the other four youths are stillwanted. This article summarizes public information published by various media platforms,organizes the important stages of the incident, and aims to provide a detailedand clear understanding of the whole incident. November 15th, 2017 Security personnel intruded into the classroom when Zhang Yunfen and otherswere attending a reading session organized by students in a classroom ofGuangdong University of Technology (GUT). The front and the back of theclassroom were blocked by school security and Public Joint Defense Forcemembers wearing steel helmets. The police took a number of participants to thepolice station before Zhang Yunfan and Ye Jianke were criminallydetained the next day for “crime of assembling crowd to disturb public order”due to not carrying personal IDs. Students participated in reading sessionswere repeatedly warned and interviewed by the police and the school. Thereading sessions were put to a halt. Zhang Yunfan According to the confession filed afterwards by Zhang Yunfan and Ye Jianke, thereading session was discussing current events such as the removal of “Bao ZouBig News Events” videos, lack of freedom of speech, the student movement inlate 1980s, and the problem of workers’ rights. The youths’ confessions showed that the only possible “criminal acts” theycommitted were organizing or participating in on-campus reading sessions andorganizing cultural and entertainment events for logistics workers, none ofwhich violates the Criminal Law and meets the measurement of Crime ofassembling crowd to disturb public order, which is “with serious consequences;where the process of work, production, business, teaching, and scientificresearch are disrupted; and where serious losses have been caused.” However,the Panyu Police Department has yet to release more details about theircriminal activities to this day. December 5th, 2017 The police intruded into the residence of the organizer of the readingsessions, university graduate Zheng Yongming, took him to the police stationfor simultaneous interrogation before classifying him as “ringleader”. ZhengYongming was criminally detained. Zheng Yongming December8th, 2017 The police intruded into the apartment of reading session participant Sun Tingtingat 10 pm, searched her residence without displaying any permits, before takingSun Tingting to the police station and coerced her to inform them about thestatus of other members. The police searched her apartment again andconfiscated a large amount of her personal belongings the following day andcriminally detained Sun Tingting that night. According to the law, criminal detention must meet two conditions: first, thetarget of the detention is In flagrante delicto or a major suspect; second,under one of the emergent situations as defined by law, such as a victim or aneye witness. No “emergent situations” occurred when the two youths were arrested, notmentioning Zheng Yongming and Sun Tingting were no longer present in thementioned reading session on Dec. 9th. The police listed Sun Tingting’sdetention as criminal detention because “their electronics only recognize onetype of detention”, while superseding the legal regulation that criminaldetentions are to be no longer than 14 days and detained Sun Tingting at thedetention center for 26 days. The police changed the criminal coerced actions of Zhang Yunfan and Ye Jianketo Residential surveillance at a designated place. Zhang Yunfan was detained ata secret location during this period. Sun Tingting December21st, 2017 The Open Letter to the Panyu Police Department, Guangzhou regardingPeking University (PKU) graduate Zhang Yunfan Suspected of Committing “Crime ofAssembled Crowd to Disturb Public Order” was published openly online,which described to the public the situation of Zhang Yunfan and called forpublic support. It was signed by various famous professors and scholarsincluding Qian Liqun, Kong Qingdong, and Yu Jianrong and numerous other people.The Open Letter was deleted repeatedly but the list ofsignatures kept increasing. Various Weibo and Weixin public accounts publishedarticles to express solidarity. The publishing of the Open Letter gradually spread thenews of the incident and attracted widespread attentions and discussions fromall sectors of Chinese society. During the period, information related to ZhangYunfan including the article PKU Philosophy Department Graduate ZhangYunfan which revealed his outstanding academic achievements and activeparticipation in events furthering public interest was made public. The Panyu Police Department was facing massive public pressure formed bysimultaneous increase of signatures, involvement of various known publicfigures, discussions and support from students, and foreign media reports, andwas forced to terminate the Residential surveillance measures after 14 daysinstead of the planned 6 months. Meeting of MLMs in Shaanxi in solidaritywith the Eight Youths December 29th, 2017 Zhang Yunfan and Ye Jianke were bailed after 14 days of residentialsurveillance. December 30th, 2017 Professor Zhang Quanfan of the PKU Law School published the article “Freedomof Speech regardless of Left or Right” and expressed support from thestandpoint of defending freedom of speech. January 4th, 2018 Sun Tingting and Zheng Yongming were bailed. Meeting of masses in Shanxi demandingthe stop of manhunt January 15th, 2018 Zhang Yunfan publicly published “My Confession to the People” on hisWeibo, explained the whole story, and mentioned the police forced him toaccount for the non-existent “secret activities” and “secret organization”,that “there is no need to worry about finding a suitable pretext if they wantto find fault with someone”. TheConfession pointed out that fourmore youths including Xu Zhongliang, Han Peng, Huang Liping, and hisgirlfriend, Gu Jiayue are still on the run from police manhunt, called on thepublic to support the youths suffering from injustice, and stated that he isprepared to face the danger. Various PKU students started to put attention on the incident after thepublishing of the Confession, articles like “Remembering AlumniZhang Yunfan” were widely distributed, group chats on Weiming BBS, Wechatand QQ discussing this incident were founded voluntarily by students, and songsabout the eight youths calling for progressivism and justice were composed.However, related content and group chats were repeatedly banned, studentsconfessed their love to Zhang Yunfan on the BBS were muted, and those whoreposted the articles were interviewed by teachers. It was gradually known to both the students and the wider public that ZhangYunfan was a former leader of the school’s Association for the Study ofMarxism, was deeply concerned with the situation of workers when he attendedschool, launched investigation on the situation of logistics workers in thePKU, which produced a report revealing the chaotic logistics employment thatcaused widespread public reaction and lead to a half-year ban on the studentorganization’s activities. Zhang’s confession dispelled some concerns about the truth. The idealisticspirit of Zhang Yunfan’s firm commitment to the perspective of the proletariatalongside Marxist beliefs and his courage to take up responsibilities with thelack of fear of tyranny are particularly touching. One after the other, peers of other youths started to publish articles, whichshowed to the public the youths’ pursuit of value concerning the interest ofthe lower class and commitment to their ideals in addition to their noblecharacters and actions, denouncing the action of the Panyu police department. Demonstration of masses in Ningxia January16th, 2018 Sun Tingting’s Weibo account published “I’m Sun Tingting and I’m StandingOut”, revealing the chaos she experienced both prior and after her arrestincluding the police’s unwarranted search, illegal detention, and the harshconditions and mismanagement of the detention center, questioning the police’streatment of an innocent young woman which lead to her physical collapse,removal from her job, stained reputation, and major economic burdens. The suffering of Sun Tingting as an ordinary participant of the readingsessions and a civilian girl advocating for the furthering of public interestcaused widespread compassion and solidarity, as the word “Sun Tinging” enteredthe list of top Weibo searches. However, the Weibo account of Zhang Yunfan,Zheng Yongming and Sun Tingting were all subsequently terminated. January 17th, 2018 “‘Ringleader’ Zheng Yongming: I Will Always be the Son of Workers andPeasants” was published. Zheng Yongming, organizer of the reading sessionssaid he will face the stormy waves and fight for justice with the youths, andhe himself will always help workers and peasants to struggle for better lives –he is “unrepentant”. Posters by the Mao Tse-tung ThoughtPropaganda Unit of ZhengzhouJanuary 20th, 2018 Masses held demonstration in the streets of Xi’an, Shaanxi Province holdingportraits of Chairman Mao, denouncing the removal of Mao statue in Luoning, anddisplayed banners with the slogan “Protesting the Arrest and Repression ofYouths Studying and Applying Marxism-Leninism-Maoism by the Panyu PoliceDepartment”, signed “Masses of Shaanxi”, supporting the Eight Youths with theiractions. Confession of one of the wanted youths, Huang Liping “The People Will Decideif I’m Guilty or Not” was published, questioning how the Xiaoguwei PoliceState can stand true to the slogan “People’s Police for the people”, and said“I hadn’t, haven’t, and will never consider myself guilty”, the police can’tcover the eyes of the popular masses. Xu Zhongliang published “I Don’t Believe Canton is Still Under KuomintangRule” and expressed willingness to answer any questions regarding hismental state and his actions in Guangzhou. He does not fear death, he said, butthe police must give the people an answer. Demonstration of MLMs and progressivesin Shaanxi in solidarity with the Eight YouthsJanuary 21st,2018 Han Peng published “Father and Mother, Please Believe I’m Innocent – HanPeng’s Letter to His Parents”, insisted his thoughts and actions wereinnocent, “tens of thousands of kind people are giving us their support.” That afternoon, Hongkongese leftist and pan-leftist organizations including“Left 21”, League of Social Democrats, and New School for Democracy helddemonstration outside the Hong Kong Western Police Station. The marchers madetheir way to the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government withpictures of the youths and banners, protesting the illegal repression ofleftist youths by the Chinese Police. “Left 21” also launched cosignatory supporting the leftist youths participatedin reading sessions. 19 organizations including the Neighbourhood and Worker’sService Centre, Labour Party, League of Social Democracy and Hong Kong Alliancein Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China and 20 individualactivists have signed as of Jan. 25th. The two offline actions are no doubt more powerful than online support andshowed fully the massive dissidence this incident caused. Various leftistactivists acknowledged the Youths are the progressive force of the society, andstated, that this showed the hypocrisy of mainstream Chinese propaganda, as themodern Chinese state claimed to adhere to Marxism-Leninism Mao Tse-tung Thoughtbut are arresting the youths believing and spreading the same exactthoughts, and the people are refused the right to speak in a country “ruled bythe people”. Demonstration of progressives and laboractivists in Hong Kong showing solidarity with the Eight YouthsJanuary 22nd,2018 Zhang Yunfan published the poem “In Memoriam Comrade Han Xiya” beforeattending the memorial service of communist activist Han Xiya. January 23rd, 2018 “Fear Will Never Make Me Deny Anything – Declaration of Gu Jiayue” waspublished, as Gu Jiayue – a youth currently wanted – sent regards to comradesusing the sentence “The Foolish Old Man Who Removed the Mountains will not stopuntil he dies.” The same day, Panyu Police Department crossed provincial lines and arrived atMuyang, Jiangsu Province, ordering a Sun Tingting still recovering from policebrutality in her hometown to check in at the local police station every day at10 am. January 24th, 2018 National Defense Agency personnel from Panyu, Guangdong crossed provinciallines and interviewed Zhang Yunfan in Beijing for 2 hours, likely pressuring onhim. The “Initiative Calling for All Sectors of the Society to Continue Focus onthe Proper Resolution of the ‘Eight Youths of the Guangzhou Reading Sessions’Juridical Dispute” is jointly published and signed by 36 importantleft-wing figures and called on the concerned masses to form “Eight YouthsMonitor Groups” and join the petition. The initiative stated the Eight Youthsare innocent and proposed the youth to “clarify the situation” at local policestations. The list of signatures is simultaneously increasing and got 860signatures in two days. Posters by the Mao Tse-tung ThoughtPropaganda Unit of Zhengzhou January 25th, 2018. Ye Jianke’s article “Withdraw Charges and Stop the Manhunt of Xu, Han, Huang,and Gu” is published on the website Epoch Pioneer (时代先锋), explained the details of the incidents, and revealed the police triedto trick him into “working for the government” and asked him to “callthe police in prior” the next time he participates in similar events. Ye Jiankestated at the end of the passage that he will debunk the façade spread by thepolice. Socialists in Hong Kong showingsolidarity with the Eight YouthsAll sectors of the society are still watchingthe “Eight Youths Incident” closely to this day. The people are still seekingfinal justice, whether proposing the decriminalization of spreadingMarxist-Leninist-Maoist ideas or calling for the rule of law and human rights. In this incident, the police arrested and detained participants of the GUTstudy sessions in the name of repressing the so-called “anti-party,anti-socialist” organization. It is trying to create a gross injustice ignoringthe rule of law, intentionally confusing truth with falsehood, and disguisingit as a “glorious achievement” during the course of “maintaining stability”. Itcan be observed from the actions and attitudes of the Xiaoguwei Police Stationthat plenty of similar injustices are likely to be found in the localbureaucratic system. Are injustices like this unavoidable? Fortunately, the façade is shattered bythe Eight Youths and the plan of the Xiaoguwei police station has been foiled.At first, the broad progressive force pressured the police, before the youths –only temporarily regained their freedom – stood out bravely, revealed the darkpractices of the police force, called for the withdrawal of charges, defendedfreedom of beliefs and justice without any fear of the danger they could face. It is those confessions that showed people the truth that no power can hide andthe courage of the youths that aggregated people’s faith in justice togetheragainst the unjust. The people, regardless of their occupations or political affiliations, haverepeatedly spoken up not only for the innocence of the youths but also fortheir firm beliefs and for human rights and freedom. However, the voices of justice are subsequently being smothered by theauthority. Large quantities of articles were deleted, accounts and group chatsbanned, all features of public accounts reporting the incident like “Yehuo Ba”were disabled, the blockade action is speeding up, but the police have yet torespond directly and explain their actions. To this day, we still call for the authority to withdraw all charges, to givethe youths innocence and freedom, and to give the people justice. In early 2018, a few youths have suddenly drawn attention of the public. Itseemed the people’s resistance is weakening, and the free space left isdecreasing in front of the state power, especially after series of incidentslike “Sexual Harassment Incident” or “Cleansing of Low-end Population”.However, the Eight Youths and the righteous have stood up and spoken up in thisincident, calling on the people to resist tyranny, fight for justice andfreedom, and pursuit and act for the idea of social progress, just like a seaof burning torch in this frigid winter night, illuminating our path forward. Youths like this and the ones that spoke up for the youths are representativesof the spirit of the people, and are the hope for equality and justice in thissociety!