Name: China hides dissidents for Tiananmen anniversary

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Asia

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPublic Speech

Artist: Dr. Jiang Yanyong and other Chinese dissidents

Confronting Bodies: Chinese government

Date of Action: June 2004

Specific Location: Beijing, China

Description of Artwork: Demonstrations and media commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Jiang wrote a letter asking the government to admit wrongdoing in the events of June 4, 1989.

Description of Incident: Dr. Jiang's daughter, Jiang Rui, became worried when Jiang Yanyong and his wife hadn't been seen for three days. She asked hospital officials, where he works, about his whereabouts and felt that they were acting "evasive." According to the family, officials said, "they are should not go beyond the authority to whom you report."

Results of Incident: China has placed other dissidents under house arrest and moved some outside of Beijing to prevent protests for the 15th anniversary of Tiananmen Square. Jiang's whereabouts remain unknown.

Source: The New York Times, 6/04/2004

Submitted By: NCAC

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