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Hong Kong Tiananmen-massacre-Museum: new opening with hurdles

pressed China's leaders under any commemoration of the Tiananmen square massacre. For Hong Kong, this is not true officially. However, the 4.-June-the Museum,

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Hong Kong Tiananmen-massacre-Museum: new opening with hurdles

pressed China's leaders under any commemoration of the Tiananmen square massacre. For Hong Kong, this is not true officially. However, the 4.-June-the Museum, which opened again today, still get to feel the pressure.

With a classic Museum, the 4 has.-June-not to do the Museum in Hong Kong a lot. The exhibition is located in the 10. Floor of a unscheinaren business building in the bustling district of Mong Kok. In a small, somewhat rickety Elevator to the top.

the approximately 110 square meters large exhibition space is completed. Because, until immediately prior to the opening of a new renovated, designed and decorated. One of the organizers Richard Tsoi. "What we want to show here, panels are different, explain what the 4. In June 1989, and in the weeks before, in Beijing, happened," he explains.

Among other things, flags, banners, and personal items are to be the demonstrators of the time shown. "Compared with the previous exhibition, we want to show less text, more photos, and items of that time."

Richard Tsoi, a few days before the scheduled re-opening of the Tiananmen square Museum. Many of the exhibits were not as yet in place.

26. April important date for Pro-democracy movement

the re-opening of the Museum on the 26. April is no coincidence. The day is regarded as a crucial date for China's failed democracy movement. Because in the 26. In April 1989, the state-run newspaper "Renmin Ribao" published a specific editorial that the protests was for the further development of democracy is crucial, as the Hong Kong political scientist Joseph Cheng explains:

"In this editorial from the 26. April condemned China's state and party leadership of the student protests as 'anti-revolutionary'. Thus, the protests were branded as unlawful. Thus, a violent suppression was likely. And any dialogue between the student demonstrators and the state power was less likely."

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