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German Embassy holds up a mirror to China

Weibo post of the German Embassy in Beijing

The German Embassy in Beijing commemorated the Tiananmen Square massacre with a clever online post on the short messaging service Weibo. To do so, the embassy used a tribute to the anniversary of diplomatic relations, recalling defining events in each of the two countries’ past 50 years. For 1989, it published a photo from the day the Wall fell next to an all-black image. Underneath, the German representative office wrote explanatory lines about the image from Berlin and another six blacked-out lines in reference to censorship in China.

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