Hong Kong businesses mark Tiananmen anniversary

2/6/2023 18:43
        Some Hong Kong shopkeepers are quietly commemorating the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown despite the spectre of a China-imposed national security law and pressure to stay silent on the episode that is censored in mainland China.
        Since Hong Kong's own major pro-democracy movement in 2019, however, China imposed a national security law and the latitude to commemorate June 4 has shrunk. Beijing says the law was necessary to restore stability after the demonstrations.
        No public Tiananmen vigils have been held since 2020, while several sculptures on university campuses have been removed, and books on the events taken down from public libraries.
        The alliance that once organised the vigil has been disbanded following the arrests of several of their leaders in 2021.


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