Friday, November 18, 2005

Hu Yaobang Commemoration

As I wrote previously, I expected the Hu Yaobang commemoration to be a rather low-key affair for obvious reasons.

That was indeed the case, as far as can be judged from the media available on the Web.
Linked below is the Xinhua official news agency account of the entire event. It's worth noting that it mentions neither that he was deposed for refusing a hard crack-down on protests nor the role his death played in triggering the events leading up to Tiananmen 1989.

But I guess that people in China have already learnt to read what´s not on the line in a story.

Nevertheless, it was an event of great political significance in today's China.

China commemorates late CPC senior leader