China will crush dissent in Hong Kong, just as it did in Tiananmen Square | Ma Jian

The state wants us to forget, but those of us who were there in 1989 cling to our memories – and worry for Hong Kong

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre last year, I posted a photograph online of a night scene showing the mass hunger strike that took place there. It was taken by a friend of mine in May 1989 from the roof of Beijing’s Museum of Chinese History. He allowed me to share it as long as his identity was concealed, knowing that in China, this visual testament to a still taboo event could land him in jail.

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The state wants us to forget, but those of us who were there in 1989 cling to our memories – and worry for Hong KongTo commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre last year, I posted a photograph online of a night scene showing the mass hunger strike that took place there. It was taken by a friend of mine in May 1989 from the roof of Beijing’s Museum of Chinese History. He allowed me to share it as long as his identity was concealed, knowing that in China, this visual testament to a still taboo event could land him in jail. Related: The US needs to stand up for Hong Kong to deter China’s crackdowns | Michael H Fuch Continue reading…

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