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Monday, 9 June 2014

25 Years after Tiananmen

Imprisoned for seven years,
still under house arrest,
Bao says, “Back then

they feared the students;
deployed tanks, guns
against the students.

Today, they don’t dare
tell this to the public,
don’t dare to tell the truth.”

25 years after Tiananmen
Beijing censors memory,
tweets a panda, sleeping.

Sue Norton

Sue lives and writes in York

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