Hi Redlight: (re: #1 post)
I was watching CNN that day and vividly remember they were broadcasting from a makeshift satellite hookup in their hotel suites. The PLA came in and there was a hilarious exchange where they would demand to have the equipment shut off and CNN reporter would ask "who are you?" then ask for proof, papers, etc. Finally they just cut the power.
China is just as bad or worse now as there were in 1989. Extra-judicial beatings, disappearances, jailings, home confinement, mass roundup of minorities in XinJiang province with re-education camps, all this and more with a splash of dictator, now that Xi Jin Ping had the Constitution altered to make him essentially dicatator-for-life. New this year: "social credit" scores, wherein if you criticize the government or do anything they don't like, you could have the score lowered even to the point of not being allowed to buy train or airplane tickets.
My gripe with Trump is that these tariffs hurt us as much as China, maybe more if the soybean crops are halted again. But the USA absolutely needs to be aggressively confronted on human rights, pollution, and their slow takeover of the South China Sea. Obama failed big time in those areas. Those three issues are the challenges for a future, competent, mentally stable president.