After crackdown on Hong Kong, overseas communities carry the torch to keep Tiananmen memories alive


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Open this photo in gallery: A painting depicting Tiananmen Square crackdown is shown at a playhouse, in London on May 30.Kin Cheung/The Associated Press As the 35th anniversary of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square crackdown neared, Rowena He, a prominent scholar of that bloody chapter of modern China’s history, was busy flying between the United States, Britain and Canada to give a series of talks. Each was aimed at speaking out for those who cannot. The 1989 crackdown, in which government troops opened fire on student-led pro-democracy protesters, resulting in hundreds, if not thousands, dead, remains a taboo subject in mainland China....