China muted on key anniversary

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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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