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Memory of Tiananmen Square endures despite censorship and alternative facts

HONG KONG (SE): On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre on 4 June 1989, the Chinese government moved to stifle even the slightest mention of the tragic incident on social media platforms in China. AsiaNews reported on May 30 that live streaming and video sites, as well as web hosts had scheduled system updates making it impossible to change profile pictures, register new accounts or post comments in real time. The report noted that streaming sites like YY, Huya and Douyu announced that they would carry out system maintenance until June 6 or 7.

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A proud celebration amidst a shameful reality

HONG KONG (SE): Bethune was an eight-and-a-half-year-old girl in 1986 when she was hit by a taxi in Kowloon Tong. The daughter of Cynthia and Jun Abdon-Tellez was dead upon arrival at hospital.

In the same year the Bethune House Migrant Women’s Refuge opened its doors on September 21 and the board chose to name the shelter after their daughter—Cynthia Abdon-Tellez is today the general manager of the Mission for Migrant Workers which sponsors the project.

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