Hongkongers take part in an annual vigil on June 4 to commemorate the government crackdown on the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989. Thanks to censorship, Chinese youth on the mainland are “protected” from the darker side of Chinese history. Photo: EPA-EFE
Billy Huang
Opinion

Opinion

Billy Huang

Chinese youth can’t be blamed for their missing sense of history – they don’t know any better

  • The patriotic fervour and self-righteous attitude that some overseas Chinese students have displayed, at the expense of other people’s rights and freedoms, is the result of years of imbibing Communist Party propaganda

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Hongkongers take part in an annual vigil on June 4 to commemorate the government crackdown on the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989. Thanks to censorship, Chinese youth on the mainland are “protected” from the darker side of Chinese history. Photo: EPA-EFE
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