Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Square Vigil Gets Creative

People walk with candles to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, outside Victoria Park in Hong Kong, June 4, 2021 (AP photo by Kin Cheung).
People walk with candles to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, outside Victoria Park in Hong Kong, June 4, 2021 (AP photo by Kin Cheung).

Editor’s Note: This is the web version of our subscriber-only weekly newsletter, China Note, which includes a look at the week’s top stories and best reads from and about China. Subscribe to receive it by email every Wednesday. If you’re already a subscriber, adjust your newsletter settings to receive it directly to your email inbox. China’s censorship apparatus goes into overdrive every year as the June 4 anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre nears. So it wasn’t surprising that the Chinese internet, particularly the virtual private networks that are used to scale the “Great Firewall,” saw a spike in disruption […]

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