More On Remembering Tiananmen

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From Hong Kong blogger Roland Soong, here’s a wrap-up of the coverage (and noncoverage) of Hong Kong politician Ma Lik’s recent claim that the June 4, 1989 killings in Beijing don’t qualify as a massacre. Soong has also translated a couple posts by newspaper reporters who were present at Ma’s chat. Their attitude is one of resigned obligation, a feeling that they have to report Ma’s comments but discomfort with their contribution to his self-inflicted political immolation. Amazingly, some of the publications represented at the discussion didn’t feel it was worth covering.