Journalist Gets Three Sentences into Report Before Mentioning Tiananmen

Friday, June 6, 2014
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BEIJING — In what is being hailed as a world first for a foreign correspondent in Beijing, BBC economics reporter Margaret Pickle managed to avoid mentioning the Tiananmen crackdown of 1989 until halfway through the opening paragraph of a report on China’s debt relief program in Africa.

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25th Anniversary of the June Fourth Incident

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Today is the 25th anniversary of June Fourth Incident. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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China Celebrates 25th Anniversary of PLA Victory over Counter-Revolutionary Students

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Tiananmen Day Parade

BEIJING — Spirits are high in Beijing as the city celebrates the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Day, a holiday commemorating the miraculous victory of the People’s Liberation Army over a student-led coalition of counter-revolutionaries threatening to destroy the country.

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