Ma Fung-kwok, a pro-establishment lawmaker in Hong Kong’s Beijing-controlled government, took Chinese Communist Party (CCP) history revisionism to the next level on Thursday by claiming no one died in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
Hong Kong officials have canceled the marches and vigils normally planned for June 4, the anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, during which Chinese forces slaughtered as many as 10,000 pro-democracy activists. No conclusive death toll exists due to Chinese state secrecy and the pervasiveness of the repression, which included Chinese officers attacking wounded protesters in hospitals.
On Wednesday, Hong Kong’s June 4 Museum announced it was temporarily closing due to a suspiciously-timed “licensing investigation” by the city’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.
The exact number of people killed in the Tiananmen Square massacre is the subject of much debate, because the Chinese government refuses to release official records, suppresses discussion of the event, and