Dr Astrid Nordin is a Lecturer in Lancaster's Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. Her research interests fall in the intersection of contemporary Chinese politics and international relations, broadly conceived, and critical theories of global politics.
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    How should we react to the 25 year anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre?

    Today is the 25-year anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre. On June 4th, 1989, hundreds of demonstrators were killed by Chinese army troops in Beijing, after drawn out protests. As I write this text, a stone’s throw from Tiananmen Square, the silence with regards to the massacre is striking.