Dr. Jiang Yanyong, who raised the curtain on official lies about the spread of SARS in China last year, has now written a letter about the June 4, 1989, massacre in Beijing that ended the Tiananmen democracy movement. In it, Jiang calls for a revision of the official account of the incident, which is that the Tiananmen protests constituted a "counterrevolutionary rebellion." The good doctor's courage is startling, but his project this year will meet with more resistance than last year's.

The reason is that many Chinese leaders depend on the government's "correct view" of its repression of...

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