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Chinese leaders continue to try to simply expunge Tiananmen from the history books. But the new leadership can choose to act differently and distinguish itself from its predecessors. A good start would be to ensure that family members and activists can commemorate the events of 1989 without fear of reprisals.
The Chinese government has stifled any discussion of the demonstrations and aftermath and systematically censored the internet, even blocking significant numbers and dates:
And still, the families of the victims wait for answers...
President XI Jinping and other senior Chinese leaders should demonstrate their commitment to the rule of law by acknowledging the government’s responsibility for the massacre of unarmed civilians 24 years ago, and by allowing commemorations of the anniversary...

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