Skip to comments.China stock index's echo of Tiananmen Square date sparks censorship(numerology and paranoia)
Posted on 06/04/2012 8:48:19 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
China stock index's echo of Tiananmen Square date sparks censorship
Published June 04, 2012
SHANGHAI China's share benchmark has fallen afoul of the country's Internet censors by appearing to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.
In an unlikely coincidence certainly unwelcome to China's communist rulers, the stock benchmark fell 64.89 points Monday, matching the numbers of the June 4, 1989 crackdown in the heart of Beijing.
In China's lively microblog world, "Shanghai Composite Index" soon joined the many words blocked by censors.
In another odd twist, the index opened Monday at 2,346.98. That is being interpreted as 23rd anniversary of the June 4, 1989 crackdown when read from right to left.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Not the actions of a strong regime. I’d tell them to have some Jasmine Tea, but the word “Jasmine” is also verboten
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