In China, the events in and around Tiananmen Square in 1989 remain a taboo topic. And even in the US, Chinese students studying at American universities find their curiosity to learn more tempered by fear of the possible consequences when they return home.
June 4th will mark the 25th anniversary of the violent crackdown by Chinese troops on student-led protests in Beijing. Those events continue to haunt US-China relations, according to journalist John Pomfret, who was in Beijing when the protests began.
Rwandans relived events of 20 years ago Monday "as if they were twenty seconds ago," says author Philip Gourevitch. He was among those gathered in the main stadium in the capital Kigali Monday to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide.
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