As the world commemorates Tiananmen Square, China is silent. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/world-commemorates-tiananmen-square-china-silent-n1013606 … (1/5)
As the rest of the world marks the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre, China is instead passing the day as it typically does: by censoring discussion, restricting coverage, and pointing to the country’s economy as proof of how far it has come. (2/5)
There are restrictions on freedom of speech and internet access that control what 1.4 billion people read, write, publish and post to social media. (3/5)
Every year, in the lead-up to June 4, Beijing-based activists begin to disappear for what is commonly known as "annual forced vacations," where authorities escort them to other cities until the anniversary passes. (4/5)
Officially, the gov't says nothing about the moment its leaders ordered the army to fire on its own people. China’s defense minister recently said, "How can we say that China didn’t handle that Tiananmen incident appropriately?" adding it was necessary to "stop turbulence." (5/5)
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