Remarks at International Women of Courage Honorary Awards Ceremony: Tiananmen Mothers

DEPUTY SECRETARY STEPHEN BIEGUN:  Thank you, Ambassador Currie.  I’m honored to join you, Tong Yi, even if only virtually, as we recognize the Tiananmen Mothers on this important day, that around the world has come to symbolize the power of the human spirit against tyranny.

Thirty-one years ago, the Chinese Communist Party massacred hundreds in Tiananmen Square.  Those lost are remembered every year not only by the international community but by their families every day, who keep alive the memory of their loved ones.  For the families, the fate of their sons, daughters,

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