June 04, 2019
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today made the following statement on the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square:
“On June 4, 1989, with its actions in Tiananmen Square, the Chinese Communist Party revealed its true nature: a ruthless dictatorship that will stop at nothing to maintain its grip on power. The past 30 years haven’t changed the Party’s contempt for human rights. It has moved from slaughtering students in Tiananmen Square to incarcerating Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in concentration camps, persecuting Christians and people of other faiths, and building an invasive surveillance system to export around the world.
“Now, the Chinese Communist Party wants to expand their authoritarian model beyond their periphery. We can and must not accept this. That’s why I’m working to implement the National Defense Strategy—which emphasizes strategic competition with China. June 4 is a painful reminder of what is at stake in this competition for America’s interests and values.”