Prisms of Tiananmen

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 … Continue reading Prisms of Tiananmen

The French Press and June Fourth

The French newspapers and journals are gearing up heavily for commemorations of the 20th anniverary of the crackdown on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, a series of events which occurred on the early morning of June 4, 1989. Translations follow: 1) Pascale Nivelle, “The Bloggers Weave their Web Around the Censors [Les blogueurs tissent leur Toile autour de la censure],” Lib√©ration (Paris), 2 June 2009, p. … Continue reading The French Press and June Fourth