/The New York Times

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut Ever since June 4, 1989, when the world’s cameras embarrassed the Chinese government by recording the slaughter of unarmed protesters in Beijing, spring has been a sensitive period in Chinese politics. Public demonstrations of all kinds have been repressed as if they were vicious cancers. It is indeed news, then, that people have been protesting in the streets of Chinese cities about Japan’s wartime past, its textbooks’ reluctance to face history squarely and its proposed accession to the United Nations Security Council.

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