Tiananmen Web site to bypass censorship

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 11 April, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 11 April, 1999, 12:00am

HONG KONG and exiled mainland dissidents have taken into cyberspace their fight to overturn the official description of the Tiananmen Square protests on June 4, 1989, ahead of the 10th anniversary of the event.


Local dissident leader Lau San-ching yesterday launched a new Web site calling for a reassessment of the protests and punishment for those responsible for the crackdown.


'Because we are using the Internet, we can bring the campaign to China,' said Mr Lau at one of 11 press conferences worldwide, including New York, Boston and London.


In a taped message at the conference, exiled Chinese dissident Wang Dan said the Internet service would bypass mainland censorship.


Humanitarian groups have endorsed the protest Web site at www.june4.org.


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