Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Truth will out.

Young clerk let Tiananmen ad slip past censors: paper
June 6, 2007

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A young clerk with no knowledge of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown allowed a tribute to victims slip into the classified ads page of a newspaper in southwest China, a Hong Kong daily reported on Wednesday.

The tiny ad in the lower right corner of page 14 of the Chengdu Evening News on Monday night, read: "Paying tribute to the strong(-willed) mothers of June 4 victims."

An investigation was launched by Chinese authorities to find out how the advertisement slipped its way past censors.


"This highlights (the fact) that the government needs to face up to history," the paper quoted the source as saying.

References to the massacre are barred in state media, the Internet and printed works, meaning many of China's younger generation are ignorant of the events.

No subversion, no grand plan. Just an ignorant kid too young to know.


At 9:43 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Yeah TRUTH!!

At 11:12 AM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Sounds kind of like our newspapers. Only in our case, the corporate news ceo's do their own censoring. The government doesn't even need to ask!


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