Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Blogger's T-shirt gesture breaks taboo on Tiananmen rebellion - Times Online
References to the 1989 army crackdown on student demonstrators in Tiananmen Square are taboo in China. If mentioned at all, the protests are described as a “counter-revolutionary rebellion”.
However, one young Chinese man has now posed boldly on a blog hosted by one of China’s biggest servers wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the date – June 4 – but in a code that may take time for censors to spot.
His T-shirt reads VIIIIXVIIV.