31 May '11, 5pm

#China Considers #Compensation for #Protesters #Killed at #Tiananmen #Square in #1989

#China Considers #Compensation for #Protesters #Killed at #Tiananmen #Square in #1989

A footage of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 was capture by veteran cameraman Willie Phua. Mr Phua has donated five film cameras and 41 photographs to the National Museum of Singapore. -- PHOTO: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGPORE BEIJING - CHINESE police have for the first time raised the possibility of compensation for those killed in the crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy protests, families of victims said on Tuesday. Police have met twice with relatives of one victim beginning in February, the Tiananmen Mothers said, in a possible sign that the Communist government is changing its view on the brutal June 4 crackdown in the heart of Beijing. 'They only raised the question of how much to pay, emphasising that this was meant for that individual case and not for the families in the group as a whole,' the group said in an annual open letter to mark the June 4 annive...

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