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In the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the June 4, 1989, military crackdown on student-led prodemocracy protests in Tiananmen Square, the Chinese Communist Party’s multifaceted censorship apparatus has gone into overdrive to limit discussion of the events of that day and the following weeks.

Twenty-five years after its brutal crackdown, the Chinese Communist Party continues its aggressive campaign against freedom and accountability.

Senior Research Analyst for East Asia


In the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the Chinese government has escalated its efforts to suppress any form of commemoration or discussion of the event in the media. But Beijing’s daily attempts to control the news extend far beyond this taboo topic, as an analysis of recent censorship directives reveals.

Senior Research Analyst for East Asia

The Chinese regime’s never-ending struggle to suppress information that could threaten its grip on power keeps citizens in the dark on topics of vital importance. But it has also taken a growing toll on U.S. media attempting to report on the world’s second-largest economy, and directly affected other businesses operating in China, with real consequences for U.S. investors.

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