Prisms of Tiananmen

Banned cartoon from Nanfang Zhoubao (Southern Weekly) -- via Pierre Haski at Rue89 Chinatown blog

This year the buzzword, for Pierre Haski, at least, is “subliminal resistance.”  The 21st anniversary of the June 4, 1989 crackdown on largely young pro-democracy protesters on Tiananmen Square is arriving, with all the obligatory commemorations and non-commemoration.

Chai Ling, student leader in 1989, is speaking out in the Shijie Ribao (overseas Chinese newspaper with an insane website), mainly to promote her business of online education software.

And the CCP media is promoting happy happy Tiananmen via a photo gallery of young pioneers parading there on May 31.

Meanwhile, China Digital Times is going all out, full black.

But I suppose we need to look at things in new ways:

via Chine 2.0, who states "je sais pas comment vous expliquer, mais justement vous montrer que l’homosexualité existe aussi en Chine, et quelque fois, c’est pas sous-terrain non plus" (e.g., "I don't want to comment except to demonstrate that homosexuality also exists in China, and sometimes, it's not underground any more")

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