Peng Liyuan may be unlike other wives of China’s leaders — she’s the country’s first “First Lady,” after all — but that doesn’t mean you’re allowed to stray off-message when talking about her. Case in point, the above photo, published by @HKfighter with an accompanying message that was translated Tuesday by China Digital Times:
Sky News correspondent Mark Stone and cameraman Andy Portch were pre-recording a clip on Tiananmen Square on Friday morning for a piece about China's leadership transition when a police officer asked them to stop.
"According to a Sky News spokeswoman, police told the pair they were detained because they were not properly displaying their press accreditation badges," according to the Guardian.
The Atlantic has posted 50 beautiful photos on its website in a series called "Tiananmen Square, Then and Now," that should more than justify the five minutes it takes to look at them. I've posted five more of my favorites after the jump, but there really isn't a bad shot in the bunch. You might have seen many of them in the Boston Globe's "The Big Picture" in 2009 to commemorate 20 years since the military crackdown at Tiananmen, but they're worth seeing again. Cogs in something turning... they were all childs of God.
Julia Ioffe, a journalist in Moscow, took the above picture with her cell phone on Sunday in Moscow and tweeted it to her nearly 6,500 followers with the message “Russia’s Tianamen image” [sic]. Reports ABC News in an article headlined — without any trace of irony — “Boy on a Bike Becomes Moscow’s Tiananmen Image”: Tens... Read more »