Tiananmen Square Blog Roundup

A quick roundup of posts and rememberances of June 4, 1989—the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The Global Blog Roundup will be posted later tonight.

Andrea from T-Salon posts a lengthy collection of links discussing what June 4 means sixteen years on.

Aahsun looks back at June 4, 1989 and reflects on how time and age can change one’s political approach. Fans of bridgebloggers, note the last paragraph in the entry…

Ming, a Chinese student, tries to reconcile the official version of events with other information available on the internet.

Alex, of Mine Blogging, mournfully says that “on June 4th, I was disgusted to be Chinese. From that day onward, I make sure people I meet know I am from Hong Kong, not China.”

Glutter says “I don’t always feel [that photograph] appropriate as the sole photo and symbol for the events of this day, for what that one picture does is sanitize the true story of June 4th 1989.”. She also has photographs of the annual vigil in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park; Hong Kong Digital Vision has a similar array of astonishing photographs.

The Peking Duck tries to not write about June 4 but despite himself, expresses himself eloquently on the subject anyway.

EastSouthWestNorth looks at it two ways: first, he discusses the numbers game that the local press always plays with these large demonstrations. Then he asks the more provocative question: what’s really more important, democratic development or economic development?

Over at Simon World, Simon concludes that “democracy and freedom is not an inevitability for China. That’s the legacy of Tiananmen Square.”. His co-blogger Enzo talks about the square itself and how the actual events unfolded.

The Committe to Protect Bloggers sadly notes that the CCP had their own point to make that day.

Finally, Asiapundit has his own roundup of blog posts and news stories that recall that fateful day.

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