June 4th Was a ‘Mining Disaster’

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Here’s a brief and very telling follow-up to the story about the advertisement in support of the Tiananmen Mothers that appeared in a Chengdu newspaper. The ad apparently made it through because the person who paid for it told the paper’s young advertising clerk that June 4 was the date of a “mining disaster,” the South China Morning Post reported. (The story is behind the SCMP’s pay wall, but you can read the key parts here on the Simon World blog.)