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June Fourth in its 30th Anniversary

2019-06-04

June Fourth in its 30th Anniversary

2019-06-04

On Tuesday's Backchat, it's the 30th anniversary of the military crackdown on the student-led democracy movement in Beijing. Large crowds are expected to gather on Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil, as they have done every year since 1989, with Hong Kong remaining the only place in China to commemorate the hundreds, possibly thousands who are believed to have died in the Tiananmen massacre. It's thought the gathering could be given extra impetus this year by the extradition bill controversy. Thirty years on, while activists here continue to demand that the student movement be vindicated, the mainland government insists it was right to take the action that it did, with a prolonged period of stability and development resulting from it. What do you think?
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8:30- 9:30 June Fourth - 30th Anniversary

- Richard Tsoi, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China

- Michael Mo, Organizer of Tiananmen Massacre Vigil in Tsim Sha Tsui; and Member of Lab in Hong Kong, a policy research and advocacy institute

- Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor in History, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine

- Junius Ho, Legislator; and Practising Solicitor

- Andrew Li, Convenor, “Untold Fact of June Fourth”

- David Zweig, Chair Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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