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· April, 2019

Stories about China from April, 2019

Leica's promo video referencing Tiananmen Square massacre went viral on Chinese social media. Then, it disappeared.

For days, users were forbidden from writing the words "Leica" in English and "徕卡" in Chinese on Weibo.

China's Censored Histories: Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

The crackdown on internet freedom in early June has become an iconic source of panic for the Communist Party of China.

New online database catalogues nearly 40,000 photos from Japanese wartime occupation of China

A new online database of nearly 40,000 historical images offers a glimpse of life under the wartime occupation of northeast China by Japan.

Censored on WeChat: How a fatal bus accident in Chongqing symbolized China's ‘left turn’

Many people saw the bus accident, the result of a fight onboard, as an allegory of China's political turn in recent years.

Censored on WeChat: Revelations of toxic ingredients in Hongmao medicinal liquor

Tan Qindong was arrested after revealing the presence of toxic herbs in a popular medicinal liquor. Posts about his ordeal were censored on WeChat.

Hong Kong rallies against amendment allowing extradition of ‘fugitives’ to China

The amendment would have dire implications for not just Hong Kong residents, but also foreign nationals who work and travel in the city.

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