WorldViews: Chinese state media makes a rare admission that yes, something did happen on June 4, 1989

By Adam Taylor, June 5, 2014

On June 4, 2014, Chinese state media spent most of the day ignoring something that happened 25 years ago on that date.

There was virtually no mention of the street protests in Tiananmen Square leading up to that date, or the bloody military crackdown that ended the protests. Instead, as my colleague Ishaan Tharoor noted, the English-language Twitter accounts of outlets like Global Times and China Daily spent the day tweeting out pictures of pandas and other non-controversial things.

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