China muted on key anniversary





The 20th anniversary of the death of reformist Chinese leader Hu Yaobang has passed without being marked in China.

The anniversary is seen as the start of an ultra-sensitive period for Beijing, in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

It was Hu's death that set in motion the chain of events leading to the 4 June crackdown.

Meanwhile students in Hong Kong are holding a vote on whether China should apologise for the Tiananmen killings.




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