The Chinese government is pulling out all the stops to make sure the official party line on the Tiananmen Square killings is the only one heard in China.
Besides the usual heavy-handed directives from Beijing to all media outlets on what to say and what not to say, the government has also moved against the Internet community in China, known as Netizens.
So, of course, anyone making any comments that challenge the official line gets in trouble: Professor’s Microblog Axed After Tiananmen Comment
And while the rest of the world will be looking back at what happened then, the government leaders will just keep on doing “business as usual” rather than deal with the wound created 25 years ago.
- BBC: Tiananmen Square protest museum opens in Hong Kong
- Bloomberg: Tiananmen Square: 25 Years Later
- NPR: 25 Years On, Mothers Of Tiananmen Square Dead Seek Answers
- Newseum special program: Inside Media: Tiananmen Square, 25 Years Later
And I should add that the ONLY place under Beijing rule that is allowed to openly discuss what happened at Tiananmen Square and is able to have demonstrations calling for a full investigation into what happened is Hong Kong.
And here is the famous “Tank Man” who stood up to the Chinese tanks heading to the square.