The Ghost of Tiananmen Continues to Haunt China’s Rulers

From The New York Times: “Last week, President Hu Jintao delivered a eulogy in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People before 700 senior cadres and the nine members of the Politburo Standing Committee. The next morning, the front page of The People’s Daily, the party’s mouthpiece, extolled the ‘outstanding achievements’ of the deceased.

Such elaborate statne ceremonies generally commemorate a figure of towering national importance, someone like , who died Monday and led the Chinese government and ruling party through much of the 1980’s.”

Also from yesterday’s Times, Jim Yardley wrote “For Beijing Students Now, Protests Aren’t Even a Memory.”

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