Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tiananmen Square 20th Anniversary

I'm not sure how well the US media is acknowledging today’s 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. In Hong Kong, the newspaper has had front page stories about it all week. I will be taking a few moments of silence to remember the victims and hope for peace and validation for their families. This Bloomberg article is quite good at describing the harsh restrictions set by the Chinese government to avoid commemorating the event. I am happy to be living in the “Special Administrative Region” of China where we have freedom of media (relatively), speach and the ability to demonstrate.

In the evening, we attended a candle light demonstration commemorating the event. There were 150,000 people in attendance. It was a very magical and profound event--so happy I could be a part of it.

1 comment:

The Fab Miss B said...

Looks like a beautiful and solemn event. What an amazing thing to be part of.