OTTAWA - MP Olivia Chow today honoured the victims and survivors of the Tiananmen Square Massacre with a statement in the House of Commons:
Twenty years ago, Ding Zilin’s son went to Tiananmen Square to celebrate free speech, democracy and to push against corruption.
Along with other students, Jiang Jielian died that night on the Square.
Since then, China’s economic reforms have lifted millions out of poverty. However a great country must allow for workers rights and encourage human rights reform.
Let’s redouble our effort here in Canada to build a stronger relationship with China through cultural exchange and trade, so there are more opportunities for dialogue on democracy and human rights.
Tiananmen mothers, you cannot mourn in public, but rest assured that we will remember your children who died on June 4, 1989.