From New America Media:
Q: How does the Internet perpetuate the ideals of the Tiananmen?
A: There is a continuity between Tiananmen and free expression through the Internet. Tiananmen was a moment of freedom for the Chinese people under Communist rule and also in the thousands and thousands of years of Chinese history. People tasted freedom and stood up for it.
The spirit of Tiananmen is about people speaking freely. Blogging in the broadest term — expressing yourself through the Internet — is ultimately about the same thing. This is what the rulers are threatened by. [Full Text]