Beijing Paper in Hot Water for 1989 Crackdown Photo – Report
A popular Chinese newspaper could face punishment after printing a picture of casualties in the 1989 military crackdown on anti-government protests, a taboo subject.
The Beijing News, a Chinese-language tabloid widely read in the capital, published an interview with a Hong Kong-born American photographer who in the 1980s worked in China.
But the otherwise unthreatening story and selection of his photos on Wednesday included a small picture of injured men being carried on the back of a three-wheeled cycle — apparently shot after the Communist Party crushed the 1989 pro-democracy movement centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
The picture in the inside pages of the popular daily is titled “The Wounded.”