Sino File by Cary Huang
Tiananmen Square crackdown: 30 years on, Beijing can turn tragedy into opportunity
- No event in history has done so much to tarnish the Communist Party. If it is to boost its legitimacy, it must revisit the horrors of June 4
- In doing so, it can turn the event into a catalyst for a new era
Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.