China’s silencing of Tiananmen tributes extends to Hong Kong

  • A man walks past a photo of a man blocking a line of tanks at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

  • Lee Cheuk Yan poses May 28, 2014, at the June 4 Museum his pro-democracy group operates in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

HONG KONG — For years, China has quashed any discussion on the mainland of its bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, nearly erasing what happened from the collective consciousness. Now it may be Hong Kong’s turn, as China’s ruling Communist Party pulls the city more directly into its orbit.