From The Weekly Standard:
For twelve days following the death of former Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang, China’s television and radio remained silent about his passing. A handful of newspapers mentioned it, in a government-approved two-sentence statement buried on inside pages. On the day of the cremation, January 29, China Central Television finally reported that Zhao had died.
The Internet and foreign broadcasts are another story. They conveyed the news of Zhao’s death within hours. China-based Internet bulletin boards filled with condolences and eulogies–soon removed by vigilant censors. Despite intensified government jamming, some foreign radio broadcasts got through.