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Interview: 'You Can’t Let Fear Make Decisions For You,' Says Chinese Student Who Penned Tiananmen Letter

People’s Liberation Army tanks stand guard on Chang’an Avenue in Beijing on June 6, 1989, two days after soldiers opened fire on civilians. (Manuel Ceneta/AFP/Getty)
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The author of an open letter condemning the Communist Party’s cover up of the 1989 Beijing massacre discusses youth activism and the political environment in China.

An Absent Presence: How China's Netizens Commemorated an Important Anniversary

 A particularly empty image of Beijing's Chang'an Avenue. (Sina Weibo)

Popular social media websites like Sina Weibo have become the frontline of a virtual showdown between censors and aggrieved netizens every June 4 in China, writes Sun Yunfan.