Tiananmen Square Anniversary

䷴ tsiām in pure binary form is 110 100, which are six and four.

The ䷀ kan is numerically the last combination of the dual trigram. It starts at ䷁ khun and eventually ends at ䷀, so if ䷁ is the first one, ䷀ is the sixty forth one.

As for ䷿ buē-tsé, it’s the last combination listed in I Ching, which has a rather convoluted order, with ䷀ kan as the first dual trigram, and ䷁ khun as the second one. In the world of fortune telling, the sixty forth hexagram refers to ䷿.

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Nerds… :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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Guilty as charged :mage:


I was following the order of the 易經。 Definitely would not have guessed the binary.

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Banned in China media.

From Ian Bremmer.

censored on chinese social media
this photo of athletes at the asian games in hangzhou accidentally referencing tiananmen square (6/4)


It’s China’s Date that Cannot be Dated again.

It’s startling how quiet Hong Kong is now on June 4th. It’s a stark contrast to the memorials that used to happen in Hong Kong.

Lately people have been questioning some of the claims made by The Tiananmen Papers by Zhang Liang, Andrew Nathan, Perry Link, which claimed some people attended a secret meeting held by Deng which may or may not have happened where Deng decided to use force. A couple of people mentioned that such a meeting didn’t exist or at least they didn’t attend it. The book also claimed that Bo Yibo was crucial in declaring martial law, but Bo Yibo had apparently been very ill for about 9 months and didn’t participate much.

Despite some of its validity is challenged by new evidence, most of it is still pretty inline with newer sources. The original leak is from a guy with the pseudo name Zhang Liang, which is the name of a historical figure that help establish the Han dynasty. How he obtained his sources is a mystery just like his identity.

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Should be called rememberence day, hard to wash away that much data.

At the 35th Golden Melody Awards late last month, indigenous Taiwanese singer Panai Kusui won Best Taiwanese Album for Ia-Po (夜婆). In her acceptance speech, she said that this year “also marked the 35th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident. Let’s not forget.” Internet commenters in China responded strongly, while Chinese censors rushed to Chinese social media platforms and outlets to remove her remarks.

Panai’s speech was the most moving segment of the entire awards, meant to give people a sense of the importance of freedom, and highlight the massive differences between the countries on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.