EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Students haven't heard of Tiananmen Square, won't say China is a threat

  • Campus Reform interviewed students ahead of the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests to see what they knew about the massacre.
  • Students were also asked if China was a threat to American college campuses.
  • Most students wouldn’t call the communist country a threat.

Ahead of the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, Campus Reform asked students at the University of Florida if they knew about the Chinese Communist Party’s massacre against mostly peaceful student protesters who advocated for more freedom but who were met with deadly government force, resulting in thousands of deaths and thousands of more arrests. 

UF students were asked if China poses a threat to American college campuses. Most didn't even know what happened at Tiananmen Square.

“It sounds like it’s something to look into...I definitely also need to educate myself"   

[RELATED: Here are the Chinese 'propaganda' centers currently operating in the US]


“I’ve never heard of it,” one student said.

Campus Reform presented students with information on how the Chinese Communist Party has targeted American college campuses with propaganda efforts, and how the regime has also bribed professors and staff members to steal research. 

Despite being given this information, most students would not say that China poses a threat to college campuses.

“I don’t think it’s a huge threat,” one student said. He added that his mind was “not really” changed with the presented information, and that “academic knowledge should be a free resource.” 

“It sounds like it’s something to look into...I definitely also need to educate myself,” another student said. 

[RELATED: WATCH: China expert says communist regime unlike anything 'since the Third Reich']

One student also noted that younger Americans are likely ignorant on the subject because they are “tapped out” to the news. 

Follow the author of this article on Facebook: @eduneret and Twitter: @eduneret

Get exclusive access to breaking CampusReform stories as they happen. Sign up below and we'll keep you in the loop.
 Weekly Digest

 Daily Emails

Eduardo Neret
Eduardo Neret | Digital Reporter

Eduardo Neret is a digital reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to taking on his current position, Eduardo served as the Senior Florida Correspondent for Campus Reform and founded a conservative web publication where he hosted a series of interviews with notable conservative commentators and public figures. Eduardo’s work has appeared on the Fox News Channel, FoxNews.com, The Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, The Blaze, and The Daily Wire. He most recently served as a contributor to the Red Alert Politics section of The Washington Examiner. In addition to his independent journalism, Neret also previously worked at the Department of Justice and the Fox News Channel. He has appeared on numerous radio programs and NewsMaxTV to discuss his work and comment on relevant political issues.

20 Articles by Eduardo Neret