Free speech and censorship in China. Thirty years since Tiananmen Square, what are the challenges today?

When: 15 May 2019, 6-7 pm
Where: King's College London, Bush House, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Tickets: Free. Registration required via Eventbrite

In 1989, student-led demonstrations took place in Beijing, China – commonly referred to as the Tiananmen Square protests. Set against the backdrop of socio-economic and political change, the protests called for democracy, greater press freedom and freedom of speech. Thirty years on, state censorship is an increasing concern in China once more as the government uses new tactics to restrict speech, including the new social credit system.

Taking the anniversary of Tiananmen Square as a starting point, join Jeff Wasserstrom, professor of history (specialising in China) at the University of California and Tania Branigan, foreign leader writer for the Guardian and its former China correspondent, for a discussion moderated by Index on Censorship magazine editor Rachael Jolley to explore some of today’s most pressing issues in China past and present.

Rachael Jolley
Rachael Jolley
Jeff Wasserstrom
Jeff Wasserstrom
Tania Branigan
Tania Branigan

When: 15 May 2019, 6-7 pm
Where: King’s College London, Bush House, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Tickets: Free. Registration required via Eventbrite

With thanks to our hosts at King’s College London

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