Nothing Happened on June 4, 1989


The following file has been proofed against antimemetic blockers. Due to the widespread reach of SCP-4892, the information contained within may appear incorrect or misleading.

This has yet to be verified.


Unidentified SCP-4892-A individual. There is an estimated 68% probability that this man existed.

Item #: SCP-4892

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-4892 is currently uncontained. Due to the global scale of the anomaly, full containment is not expected to occur in the immediate future.

The Foundation currently has no presence in the People's Republic of China (PRC) due to current worldwide geopolitical tensions. Sites located in non-aligned countries in close proximity to the PRC, including India, Nepal, and Myanmar, are to carry out the bulk of SCP-4892-related research.

The Chinese government has been contacted regarding the reestablishment of diplomatic relationships. If these negotiations fail, outreach to the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) has been authorized to resolve the situation.

Determining what historical information has or has not been affected by SCP-4982 is designated top priority for a return to normalcy. If extrapolation from mnestic testing and other historical events yields an 80% or greater probability of existence, the SCP-4892-A instance is to be considered part of normal history. Current Foundation mnestic resources are limited; therefore, widespread deployment of is unfeasible.

Description: SCP-4892 is an amnestic phenomenon affecting an estimated 49.2% of the world population. SCP-4892 is characterized by an inability to recall a number of metaphysical concepts, designated SCP-4892-A instances. These concepts include specific individuals, namely high-ranking members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and numerous historical events. Mnestic treatments have verified SCP-4892 as an extant anomaly; however, the exact historical legitimacy of many aspects of SCP-4892-A instances remains dubious.

Purported SCP-4892-A individuals include:

  • Peng Dehuai (彭德怀), Minister of National Defense 1954-1959.
  • Liu Shaoqi (刘少奇), Chairman of the PRC 1959-1968.
  • Xu Qing (许晴), Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress 1960-1966.
  • Zhu Xiaotong (朱晓彤), First Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CCP 1966-1968.
  • Hu Yaobang (胡耀邦), General Secretary of the CCP 1982-1987.
  • Zhao Ziyang (赵紫阳), General Secretary of the CCP 1987-1989.
  • Chen Liqing (陈立清), Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference 1983-1989.

Purported SCP-4982-A events include:

  • The Anti-Rightist Campaign, 1957-1959.
  • The Tibetan uprising, 1959.
  • The Buddhist crackdown, 1960.
  • The Great Leap Forward, 1958-1962.
  • The November 15th Incident, 1966.
  • The Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.
  • The Xinjiang Genocide, 1986 -1988.

Context of above photograph unknown.

UPDATE: Details of a previously undiscovered SCP-4892-A have come to light following the defection of Deputy Director of the Publicity Department of the CCP Qiu Pengde (球碰德) to the Republic of China (Taiwan). Current information on this event is limited to these key details:

  • The event occurred from 1989-04-15 to 1989-06-04.
  • The event primarily occurred in Beijing, although other cities were affected as well.
  • The event resulted in significant loss of life.
  • The event resulted in significant upheavals within the CCP, ie. the purges of numerous politicians and an increase in political repression.

Addendum 4892-2: The following document is believed to be related to the origin of SCP-4892. The context of this transcript, where it was recorded, and who it was by, are unknown.

Patience is a bitter plant, but its fruit is sweet.

China has not yet reached the final stage of communist development. If you're aware of Marxist-Leninist ideology, then you know that the dictatorship of the proletariat is only the transition from capitalism to a stateless, classless communist society. A mere stepping stone in the greater scheme of things. Comrade Mao has laid these stones; all that is left is for the Chinese people to walk down them. And as we walk, many will fall into the waters below.

I am well aware of your nation's history. Your founding papers state that all men are created equal, that all of humanity is entitled to the enjoyment of certain inalienable rights. Still, it took almost one and a half centuries to enfranchise the woman; two to enfranchise the Negro.

And yet, here you are. The most powerful country in the world.

This is all in spite of the machinations of capitalism. You lie to yourselves day after day. You live in a cheap facsimile of democracy, controlled by bourgeois puppetmasters. Just imagine what China could do with true democracy. True egalitarianism. True freedom.

The seeds have been planted. Our moment of glory will come. Perhaps our descendants, living with full bellies and locked in embraces brotherhood, will vindicate those who have sacrificed everything for them. Perhaps our fallen comrades Peng and Liu will be praised for their contributions to the communist cause once more. Only the future can wash away the sins of the past.

Addendum 4892-3: The following is a record of proposed alternative containment procedures for SCP-XXX.

Designation Summary Disposition
CON-1 Disseminate amnestic agents among CCP officials and eradicate knowledge of SCP-4892 to prevent further deployment. REJECTED 4-9. UNWORKABLE
CON-2 Infiltrate high-ranking positions in the CCP and discretely decommission SCP-4892. REJECTED 3-10. POLITICALLY UNFEASIBLE
CON-3 Collaborate with U.N. GOC forces to launch an invasion of the Chinese mainland. REJECTED 5-8. SEVERE FALLOUT EXPECTED
CON-4 Reclassify SCP-4892 as Explained. Cease further attempts at containment. Pledge full cooperation with CCP. PENDING

Addendum 4892-4: The following document was discovered in Beijing circa 1989 and transferred to the Foundation's possession. It is only one of the surviving documents that are believed to be related to the 1989 SCP-4892-A event.

Arise, ye who refuse to be slaves

We will not be forgotten

Our voices will be heard

Poland Hungary Germany Czechoslovakia Bulgaria Romania Yugoslavia Albania Mongolia

Below this text was a crude, hastily drawn sketch of a feminine figure holding a torch. The document was stained by numerous brown marks, presumed to be human blood.

It is of note that during the months immediately following June 1989 and leading into 1990, a series of revolutions in Eastern Europe and Mongolia took place, resulting in the establishment of democratic governments in all of the listed countries.

There is no known correlation between this phenomenon and the 1989 SCP-4892-A event.

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