June 4 clampdown

Taiwan’s National Security Bureau has said that documents allegedly proving that the ruling DPP has provided financial aid to Chinese dissidents overseas and recruited them to spy for Taiwan are forgeries, according to a report in the Taipei Times. Beijing released the documents one week ahead of the 15th anniversary of June 4.

Dissident Yang Jianli was recently sentenced to five years in prison on charges of spying for Taiwan. Meanwhile, the South China Morning Post reports that police in China have set up a special task force to monitor university students and dissidents ahead of the June 4 anniversary. Li Hai, who documented the names of people killed and injured in the June 4 crackdown, was released from prison yesterday after completing his nine year sentence.


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