The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Do Chinese Millennials Know What Happened on Tiananmen Square?

    China’s young people led the unprecedented protests that, 25 years ago this week, ended in the Tiananmen Square massacre. But today’s young people — even the highly educated — have only a foggy understanding of what actually happened on the square and, unlike the earlier generation, feel powerless to challenge their government. It doesn’t bode well for China, but Shen Tong, one of the 1989 leaders, is not concerned about the event being forgotten. He believes that “collective memories can’t be killed” and that even an apathetic population can suddenly become passionate about reform.

    Sources: New Republic, The Atlantic

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