Participants hold candles during a vigil organised by students to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown at the University of Hong Kong, in June 2015. Photo: AFP

Tiananmen was a tragedy Beijing won’t face up to, regardless of death toll

Philip Cunningham says whether or not 10,000 is an accurate account of the number killed at the Tiananmen uprising, we know the crackdown was horrific and that Beijing won’t give a clear account

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Participants hold candles during a vigil organised by students to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown at the University of Hong Kong, in June 2015. Photo: AFP
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