Chinese paper defies Tiananmen Square ban with cartoon

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A Chinese newspaper has defied the domestic ban on mentioning the Tiananmen Square massacre with publication of a cartoon depicting one of the most iconic images of the event.

‘The cartoon shows a little boy’s drawing on a blackboard of a row of tanks moving towards a stick figure,’The Times reported.

‘The national flag, which flies every day in front of the portrait of Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square, flutters below.

‘Above the tanks the boy has drawn a torch, an apparent reference to the flame held by the plaster statue dubbed the Goddess of Democracy that student demonstrators raised in the square just days before the Army moved in to crush them.”

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