Conflict & Justice

Forgetting Tiananmen: China's Efforts To Ignore Anniversary


Soldier in Tiananmen Square (Photo: BBC)

Tens of thousands of people have held a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong to mark the 23rd anniversary of the crackdown on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

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But on the mainland, the Chinese authorities detained political activists to prevent them from marking the anniversary.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad.