Wednesday, June 4, is the 25th anniversary of the Chinese government’s violent crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square. McClatchy Newspapers’ Beijing Bureau Chief Stuart Leavenworth is in Sacramento for a break from his work in China and joins us to discuss the anniversary.
In this June 5, 1989 file photo, a Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Changan Blvd. from Tiananmen Square in Beijing. A quarter century after the Communist Party’s attack on demonstrations centered on Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the ruling party prohibits public discussion and 1989 is banned from textbooks and Chinese websites. (AP Photo/Jeff Widener, File)
A paramilitary policeman in plain clothes with an umbrella, center, looks back as his uniformed comrade, foreground left, holds his position during a flag-lowering ceremony on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Heavy security blanketed central Beijing on the 25th anniversary of the bloody suppression of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, pre-empting any attempts to publicly commemorate one of the darkest chapters in recent Chinese history. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)