As DW reported, on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre (June 4, 1989 – June 4, 2022), the China regime, like in previous years, has stepped up efforts to censor information. Keywords related to this event are blocked or deleted.

Specifically, words such as “June 4”, “64”, or the well-known phrase “This is my duty” from a student participating in the Tiananmen demonstration, are blocked by the Chinese communist regime’s censorship system.

Even a post on June 3 by the German Embassy in China reportedly related to the Tiananmen Massacre has been deleted.

Twitter account YaxueCao discovered that this post did not directly refer to the Jun 4 incident, it was just an image of a candle and no description attached. However, the Chinese social network Weibo immediately deleted this post after it appeared.

German embassy staff in China confirmed to DW that photos like this were published every year and that they would be deleted by the China regime’s information censorship system within ten minutes.

However, netizens can still remember the victims of the Tiananmen Massacre in many different ways.

They use many symbols that are reminiscent of the Tiananmen Massacre. These symbols can all bypass the Chinese regime’s censorship system.

One of those symbols is license plates for bicycles, the vehicles used by students participating in the Tiananmen protests. This is a symbolic image, but the regime’s censorship did not anticipate it.

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