Pro-Beijing officials say a course that teaches critical thinking has created a generation of rebels. Students and teachers say it has made them more engaged with society.
Amy Qin“To some extent, liberal studies awakened these young minds to the view that by joining in protests you can achieve change," one expert told us. "That’s Beijing’s biggest nightmare. They will pull out all the stops to remedy the situation.” Story w/@nytmay
In Hong Kong, flinching at echoes of China’s ill-fated Tiananmen democracy movement of 1989.
Amy Qin.@NickKristof on the parallels between the HK protests and the Tiananmen student democracy movement in 1989.
(A highlight is this zinger: “Carrie Lam, who has all the charisma of a fish in a tank in a Cantonese restaurant...”)
After three decades, Jian Liu decided to reveal images he took of the hopeful 1989 student movement and its bloody aftermath.
Amy QinRemarkable images. I also know someone who has several undeveloped rolls of film -- photos taken around Tiananmen Square during the time of the protests -- stashed away in a closet. It's been 30 years. How many more buried stories and photos are out there?