Hong Kong has kept flame of Tiananmen Square crackdown alive for 30 years – but is the fire burning out?

  • The events of 1989 profoundly affected people in Hong Kong, then still a British colony
  • But 30 years later, younger residents are less bothered about commemoration, focusing instead on political concerns closer to home
Topic |   June 4 vigil in Hong Kong

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Leung Kwok-wah says he takes a day off every year to help out at the Hong Kong vigil. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong activist keeping promise he made 30 years ago to ensure Tiananmen Square crackdown is not forgotten

  • On June 4, 1989, Leung Kwok-wah arrived in Beijing to find rows of tanks on the road, with citizens blocking soldiers from entering capital
  • Locals had said he needed to tell people in Hong Kong what had happened, and he has done so ever since
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown

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Leung Kwok-wah says he takes a day off every year to help out at the Hong Kong vigil. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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