31 May '11, 10am

China says not ready to reveal secrets of painful past - Straits Times #timessquare

China says not ready to reveal secrets of painful past - Straits Times #timessquare

China on Tuesday cracked opened the door to its secretive national archives, but kept the lid on some of the most painful parts of its history like the Cultural Revolution and Tiananmen crackdown to protect 'privacy and reputations'. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING - CHINA on Tuesday cracked opened the door to its secretive national archives, but kept the lid on some of the most painful parts of its history like the Cultural Revolution and Tiananmen crackdown to protect 'privacy and reputations'. The State Archives Administration, hidden down an alley in central Beijing, holds more than 100 million pages of documents, including the ceasefire agreement to end the Korean War and personal letters from Mao Zedong. However, more than half of them are considered secret, including those on the violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators around Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989. '...

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