Electric candles are displayed by the windows of the US consulate building in Central on Saturday to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Electric candles are displayed by the windows of the US consulate building in Central on Saturday to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: Yik Yeung-man

Beijing’s foreign ministry in Hong Kong hits back at Western consulates over messages marking Tiananmen Square crackdown anniversary

  • Office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Commissioner in Hong Kong expresses ‘strong disapproval and firm opposition’ in letter sent to one of the consulates
  • Senior European diplomat based in Hong Kong confirms having received letter, says he has heard some of the bloc’s consulates also received such a note

Electric candles are displayed by the windows of the US consulate building in Central on Saturday to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Electric candles are displayed by the windows of the US consulate building in Central on Saturday to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
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