China Keeps Tiananmen Chatter Under Wraps Ahead of Anniversary

June 2, 2014 6:39 PM

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BEIJING--China's leadership is leaving little to chance ahead of this week's 25th anniversary of the bloody quashing of the Tiananmen Square protests, having embarked on a widespread clampdown on dissent that has targeted lawyers, rights activists and journalists, among others.

Rights groups say dozens have been detained, questioned or put under house arrest to try to make sure no commemorations are held. The group Chinese Human Rights Defenders puts the number at 50 "detained, disappeared or summoned."

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