SPEAKING UP

Clinton Ticks Off China

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has offered some advice to China--and they don't appreciate it one bit. Speaking on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, Clinton called for China to "examine openly the darker events of its past and provide a public accounting of those killed, detained or missing, both to learn and to heal." China refers to the protests, which many say were a massacre, as nothing more than "antirevolutionary riots." A foreign ministry spokesman accused the U.S. of meddling in its affairs and making "groundless accusations." There has been a major crackdown on would-be protesters as well as journalists in the lead-up to the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident. The Guardian reports that some of the participants in the 1989 protests are currently on forced "tourist trips" with police.