Rowena Xiaoqing He, 2018–19 Member in the School of Social Science, shares her perspective on a government ban of Hong Kong's annual June 4 vigil in Victoria Park, commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen movement, and efforts to keep the memory alive.
In June, Beijing imposed a national security law on Hong Kong that
bans secession, subversion, terrorist activities and collusion with
foreign powers. The law was passed to quell the pro-democracy
movement that destabilized the financial hub last...
"Since the Tiananmen massacre, activists, scholars, and regular
citizens have launched a war against forgetting. Many Tiananmen
veterans, both inside and outside China, including Liu Xiaobo, the
late Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died a political...
“Tiananmen remains the most sensitive and taboo subject in
China. The post-Tiananmen regime has constructed a narrative
portraying the Tiananmen Movement as a Western conspiracy to weaken
and divide China. Massive efforts were devoted to inscribe...