• Hong Kong remembers Tiananmen Massacre Anniversary.

Hong Kong remembers Tiananmen Massacre Anniversary. (Photo : Getty Images)

China will not have democracy even after Taiwan’s new president offered to share the experience during the commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

In a recent report from Reuters, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei rebuffed the need to convert the country's government into a democratic one, emphasizing that Beijing has so far treaded the correct path in the past 30 years.

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"In the last 30 years the success that China's economy and society have achieved has received worldwide attention and the democratic system has continued to be perfected," he told the press. "The advantages of China's system continue to show themselves."

Hong's statement comes a few days after Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen offered to share the democratic experience with the mainland and urged them to admit their mistakes and apologize for the bloody crackdown on student protesters in Tiananmen Square more than two decades ago.

Tsai Ing-wen's Offer of Democracy

On June 4, the Taiwanese government led by Tsai commemorated the 27th anniversary of the crackdown in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, Reuters said in another report.

Simultaneously with the event, Tsai posted over her Facebook account her offer of sharing democracy with China, saying that it is nothing that the mainland should fear.

"These many friends, after experiencing things for themselves can see that in fact there's nothing scary about democracy. Democracy is a good and fine thing," Tsai wrote in Chinese as translated by Reuters.

Bloomberg also quoted part of Tsai's post, which states that she did not mean "to criticize the political system on the other side of the strait. Instead, I'm willing to share, with heartfelt sincerity, Taiwan's experience in democratization."

Since Tsai took office, she had so far escalated the tensions between the mainland and the island, which Beijing considers as China's "wayward province."

China's Rebuff

Tsai's idea of proposing democracy to China was not only rejected but also rebuffed simply because China believes that it is already in the right path.

"The facts prove that the path China is now going down accords with the reality of China's development and the wishes of the Chinese people and is the correct one," Hong told a group of media men during a daily press conference.

This response comes as no surprise considering that China has long been run by communists who sent tanks to disperse demonstrations led by students in Tiananmen Square, an event which human rights groups believed had cost several hundred thousands of lives.