on the 24th Anniversary of the June Fourth Tragedy
May 31, 2013
[Translation by Human Rights in China]
Even if we don’t have anything to our names, even if we are not able to accomplish very much, we still have that motherly love. … [W]e see this love as a type of responsibility. With this quality, we hope we can appeal to the conscience of the people, dispelling hatred and distrust among people, and changing the misunderstanding that still lingers in our minds about the value of life and of individual people. We believe this great love stems from the source of life. The responsibility it confers on us makes us stronger and wiser. It will turn our world into a better and more humane place where we can bring violence and killing to an end. . . . The unfortunate Chinese people have shed too many tears, piled up too many regrets. We have a responsibility to contribute our efforts towards ending this miserable history.
Cheng Ying: That is just a 19-year-old boy. How can he threaten your strong position?
Tu Angu: Then I’m curious. Who would you say can put me in a fatal position!
Cheng Ying: Your Excellency, the person that can put you in a fatal position is his Excellency Zhao Shuo. Over the past 19 years, people could always be seen on a certain day each year mourning his Excellency Zhao Shuo, and those infants killed by your order. Your Excellency, even though you arrested and killed so many people, you could not stop what people say about Zhao. It passes from person to person, and what people say to each other is spreading constantly.