3rd DaDao Live Art Festival in Beijing, China May 2005

20 May 2005
ARAI Shin-ichi (Japan)
"Tourists #11 We Have Good Constitutions"

ARAI sung "Kimi ga Yo/Long live Emperor Era" (National anthem)
Appearing without clothes and only covering his genitals with a famous Japanese Pikachu, he squatted as if he was defecating on canvas on the ground. While singing it, he pressed a tube containing red paint from just below his buttocks, as if he was excreting red human waste.
And he put it on the wall.

Then ARAI started to fill magazines and newspapers of Japanese and Chinese in his mouth
and shout "We have good constitutions" in Chinese, Japanese and English.

2 audience were invited to read laud Chinese constitution (left) or Japanese constitution (right)
In front of them, There are Copy of
The daily People news run by the government, the day after Tiananmen Square Incident (1989.6.5) ,left
Japanese ASAHI newspaper same day(1989.6.5), right

ARAI showed newspapers and magazines and shouted "We have good constitutions."

The Constitution of the People's Republic of China (abstract)

CHAPTER I. General Principles

Article 1. Socialist state
The People's Republic of China is a socialist state under the people's democratic dictatorship led by the working class and based on the alliance of workers and peasants.
The socialist system is the basic system of the People's Republic of China. Disruption of the socialist system by any organization or individual is prohibited.

Article 2. Power belongs to the people
All power in the People's Republic of China belongs to the people.
The National People's Congress and the local people's congresses at various levels are the organs through which the people exercise state power.
The people administer state affairs and manage economic, cultural and social affairs through various channels and in various ways in accordance with the law.

Article 3. Democracy
The state organs of the People's Republic of China apply the principle of democratic centralism.
The National People's Congress and the local people's congresses at various levels are constituted through democratic elections. They are responsible to the people and subject to their supervision.
All administrative, judicial and procuratorial organs of the state are created by the people's congresses to which they are responsible and by which they are supervised.
The divisions of functions and powers between the central and local state organs is guided by the principle of giving full scope to the initiative and enthusiasm of the local authorities under the unified leadership of the central authorities.

Article 4. Minority rights
All nationalities in the People's Republic of China are equal. The state protects the lawful rights and interests of the minority nationalities and upholds and develops a relationship of equality, unity and mutual assistance among all of China's nationalities. Discrimination against and oppression of any nationality are prohibited; any act which undermines the unity of the nationalities or instigates division is prohibited.
The state assists areas inhabited by minority nationalities accelerating their economic and cultural development according to the characteristics and needs of the various minority nationalities.
Regional autonomy is practiced in areas where people of minority nationalities live in concentrated communities; in these areas organs of self- government are established to exercise the power of autonomy. All national autonomous areas are integral parts of the People's Republic of China.
All nationalities have the freedom to use and develop their own spoken and written languages and to preserve or reform their own folkways and customs.

The daily People newspaper run by the government, the day after Tiananmen Square Incident (1989.6.5)

Yesterday night
Peoples Army of martial law suppressed riot of counter-revolutionists in Tiananmen Square.

The Constitution of Japan (abstract)


Article 9. Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.
In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.

ASAHI newspaper major in Japan the day after Tiananmen Square Incident (1989.6.5)

The army gained control of the people in Tiananmen Square, 150 people were killed
and some witness said over 2000 people were killed.

The opinion magazine "RONZA" is published by ASAHI newspaper above.

It features special articles on revisionising the constitution especially chapter II article 9,
June 2005 issue

ARAI Shin-ichi (Japan)
"Tourists #11 We Have Good Constitutions"

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