US, China tussle over Tiananmen anniversary

US, China tussle over Tiananmen anniversaryChina lashed out at the United States on Monday after Washington marked the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen protests by urging Beijing to disclose how many people were killed in the crackdown. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement to “remember the tragic loss of innocent lives” on June 4, 1989, when the Communist Party sent tanks to quash the peaceful demonstrations around Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Open discussion of the crackdown is forbidden in China, where hundreds — perhaps more — died.