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Students in Beijing held protests in 1989 against a Chinese repressive government which at Tiananmen Square led to violence some students were even killed. The Bush administration did not intervene because they wanted to keep good ties with the Chinese leaders, so the response to the Chinese leaders was muted and cautious.

April 18, 1989 - Thousands of mourning students march through the capital to Tiananmen Square, calling for a more democratic government. In the weeks that follow, thousands of people join the students in the square to protest against China's Communist rulers.
May 13, 1989 - More than 100 students begin a hunger strike in Tiananmen Square. The number increases to several thousand over the next few days.
May 19, 1989 - A rally at Tiananmen Square draws an estimated 1.2 million people. General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Zhao Ziyang, appears at the rally and pleads for an end to the demonstrations.
May 19, 1989 - Premier Li Peng imposes martial law.
June 1, 1989 - China halts live American news telecasts in Beijing, including CNN. Also reporters are prohibited from photographing or videotaping any of the demonstrations or Chinese troops.
June 2, 1989 - A reported 100,000 people attend a concert in Tiananmen Square by singer Hou Dejian, in support of the demonstrators.
June 4, 1989 - At about 1 a.m. Chinese troops reach Tiananmen Square. Throughout the day, Chinese troops fire on civilians and students, ending the demonstrations. An official death toll has never been released.
June 5, 1989 - An unidentified man stands alone in the street, blocking a column of Chinese tanks. He remains there for several minutes before being pulled away by onlookers.
China thinks Tibetans are a threat because the CCP believes they are against the government because Tibetans are not han-Chinese. For this reason Tibetans are treated poorly, to the point where their Dali lama had to flee to India so he wasn't kidnapped. China used the "vice-dalilama" as a way to keep the Tibetans under control until the "vice-dalilama" was thrown in prison for speaking out against the CCP.

Taiwan is another country. It one of the "two-Chinas". They are the democratic version of china who lost two the CCP and had to flee to Taiwan for safety.

One-Child policy was enacted to control overpopulation, but amid issues such as infanticide and gender imbalance, it has since been removed

China has liberalized economically and is trading significantly with US and West, although debt/surplus issues and "trade wars/imbalances" still remain issues

With high use of death penalty, high conviction rate, and low freedoms, human rights and detention is questionable, with many citizens (especially Uyghurs) being arbitrarily punished

The persecution of Falun Gong refers to the antireligious campaign initiated in 1999 by the Chinese Communist Party to eliminate the spiritual practice of Falun Gong in China, which maintains a doctrine of state atheism.[1] It is characterized by a multifaceted propaganda campaign, a program of enforced ideological conversion and re-education and a variety of extralegal coercive measures such as reportedly arbitrary arrests, forced labor and physical torture, sometimes resulting in death.[