Museum to mark Tiananmen Square crackdown to open in New York 2 years after Hong Kong version closed on national security grounds

A new museum dedicated to the Tiananmen Square crackdown 34 years ago will open in New York on Friday, two years after one in Hong Kong was forced to close following a national security investigation.

Chinese dissidents behind the museum – including Wang Dan, who was No 1 on Beijing’s most wanted list of students after the 1989 crackdown – said Hong Kong had lost its unique role to advance democracy on mainland China under its rewritten political landscape.

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