Small focus groups discussing the June 4 uprising will be more meaningful than annual candle-light vigils, a student says. Seven years after the massacre, the commemoration is beginning to lose meaning, says Sze Pang-cheung, of Chinese University, who will not be attending the rally. 'Simply chanting slogans and singing songs once a year does not have much meaning any more. It is more like a show,' he said yesterday. 'I believe that reaching out to the public on a micro-level, like talking to secondary school students or friends, might be more effective and penetrating than a rally with 3,000 people singing.' Hong Kong affairs adviser Wong Siu-yee said the annual demonstrations and rallies were not meaningful. 'These demonstrations won't help solve the problems in China and they don't lead to anything,' he said. Lau Chin-shek, a standing committee member of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movement, denied the rally was merely a show. He said the annual march and rally were a form of great encouragement to the dissidents and their families in China, especially those who were still being suppressed.