Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 9
Political Science
Solutions
1. The Chinese government blocked the free flow of information on the internet by placing restrictions on popular websites like 'Google' and 'Yahoo'.

Question:

The Chinese government blocked the free flow of information on the internet by placing restrictions on popular websites like 'Google' and 'Yahoo'. The image of tanks and an unarmed student reminds the reader of another major event in recent Chinese history. Find out about that event.

Answer:

The above-shown cartoon reminds us of the 1989 massacre that happened in Tiananmen Square. In 1989, the death of Hu Yaobang, a liberal reformer, triggered a mass gathering and protest that took place in and around Tiananmen Square in Beijing. It was mainly a student-run demonstration which was for economic reform, freedom of the press and political liberalization. This movement was brutally suppressed by the Chinese government for which it was internationally condemned.

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