Security is tight as usual in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on the 30th anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy protests. Photo: AP

Quiet reminders of Tiananmen in China’s capital of forgetting

  • Beijing shows no obvious signs of the protests three decades ago but there is still some awareness of what happened
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown 30th anniversary

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Security is tight as usual in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on the 30th anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy protests. Photo: AP
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Censorship, silence and time have created a gulf between the young people who witnessed the Tiananmen crackdown 30 years ago and those who came after them.

Generation Amnesia: why China’s youth don’t talk about Tiananmen

  • Three decades have passed since the Tiananmen Square crackdown when troops fired on student-led pro-democracy protesters
  • The shots were heard around the country and reverberate today despite persistent official censorship of the event
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown 30th anniversary

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Censorship, silence and time have created a gulf between the young people who witnessed the Tiananmen crackdown 30 years ago and those who came after them.
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