Netizens residing in the People's Republic of China cannot write the date or mention the numbers 64
(which can, given the Chinese way of expressing time, be constructed as June 4th
) or 35
(since people started writing about May 35th
to go around the ban) or 24
(the years since the Tiananmen repression) but even expressions like that year
and that day
as well as candle
are censored .
According to the Chinese governement the memory of the killings of that day, the massacre of June 4 and everything that followed must be erased by the memory of the people, like May the 35th, June 4 it is a day that never happened and isn't registered on their calendars.
Chinese Netizens are finding ways around the ban, for instance posting the famous photo of the Tiananmen 'Tank Man' with plastic ducks instead of tanks.
Please, share, circulate this image as much as you can, let's keep the memory alive.