Louisa Lim Decries the ‘Forgetting’ of Tiananmen Revolt as 30th Anniversary Approaches

Louisa Lim, award-winning journalist for the BBC and NPR and author of The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited, spoke about the revolt at a Poynter Fellowship on April 23rd. According to YaleNews, Lim stated,

[People] have colluded with this forgetting because remembering is not just inconvenient — it’s of no benefit, and the cost of memory has intensified over time,” Lim explained, adding that “those people who refuse to forget are punished.”

For more information and a complete report of her talk, visit YaleNews.