Erasing memories: How Hong Kong was forced to forget Tiananmen

Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong was once the sole place on Chinese soil where public commemorations of Beijing’s 1989 bloody crackdown on Tiananmen Square were allowed. The annual candlelight vigil was a symbol of the city’s unique freedoms, but commemorations have been banned since 2020, the year that Beijing imposed a national security law to quell dissent.


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