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Poll: Have you seen Tank Man before?

  • Total votes: 129. You have voted on this poll.
I am CHINESE and HAVE seen this before.
 
49
38%
I am CHINESE and have NOT seen this before.
 
4
3%
I am NOT chinese and HAVE seen this before.
 
60
47%
I am NOT chinese and have NOT seen this before.
 
7
5%
I just want to see the results.
 
9
7%
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Have you seen this image before?

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http://images.google.com/images?q=tank+man

This is what I had always thought to have been one of the most iconic images of our generation, the kind of thing that we would all recognize. Perhaps not every single person, but certainly every Chinese.

I recently met a Chinese person who grew up in China but spent the vast majority of her life here in Canada. She has never seen or heard about this incident and thinks most people, even Chinese people, do not know of this either.

What do you guys think? Is this image really as iconic as I think it is, or are some Chinese people just uninterested about this?
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Wow, welcome to the internet.

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... dude.

most people i know have read/seen this.
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If one lives outside of China, is Chinese, is older than 16 and has never seen this image/heard of the incident related to this image, I trully feel sorry for that clueless person.
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I think OP meant if there's someone who hadn't seen that picture!
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Three words:

State. Controlled. Media.
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What's more interesting is there were stories that the person in the picture was actually was killed shortly after the incident by the military.

Not sure how true that is but I would imagine his fate was not good.
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I'm actually equally curious about the driver in the first tank as I am about the guy who stood in front of it.
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Never seen this before, anyone care to explain what is going on in the pic? Personally it looks PhotoShopped, who would stand in front of a tank like that?
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Hamilton
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Apr 9th, 2010 9:03 pm
Never seen this before, anyone care to explain what is going on in the pic? Personally it looks PhotoShopped, who would stand in front of a tank like that?
Assuming your not being sarcastic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_ ... ts_of_1989
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no one is dead during Tiananmen Square protests of 1989

come on, this is another CNN fraud :D
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Richmond Hill
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Apr 9th, 2010 9:21 pm
Wow it was real :cheesygri
Nice.

I think 99% of the people with access to free public media and live outside China has seen this before.

Within China, even, I'm sure a lot of people know about it, but have different thoughts about it. It's amazing what media can do, just like how a lot of Japanese don't think twice about what actually happened in WW2.
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