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How Best-Kept Tech Secret Got Tank Man Images Out of China

Sony, Canon & tech journalists hushed news of first digital cameras
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rick merritt
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Re: Very nice
rick merritt   6/6/2014 3:40:32 AM
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Great story, Rick!

That same week I was living in Hong Kong, writing for a computer magazine before I joined EE Times.

When news of what was going on in Tainanmen Square came down, people left work, shops closed and we all filed into the streets. Some poeple were crying. Others sang. Vendors handed out hastily printed up T-shirts with various slogans and pictures of Chinese heros. One young manin my office looked up to me with tears in his eyes and said, "Today I am ashamed to be Chinese."

A spontaneous march began to get organized. I flowed into it. We marched past replicas of the Goddess of Democracy in front of Xinhua News, the unofficial embassy of mainland China in Hong Kong, at that time a British colony.

Hong Kong is a very busienss oriented city about people working hard to make money. But that day we were all swept up into something much bigger.

 

 

rickdoherty
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Re: Very nice
rickdoherty   6/5/2014 10:28:50 PM
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I don't think anyone knows. Yet his courage lives on it a million million pixels images!

resistion
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Very nice
resistion   6/5/2014 10:00:06 PM
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Where is "Tank Man" now?

larryang
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I think you just got blocked in China
larryang   6/5/2014 8:47:22 PM
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Unfortunately, I think you guys just got blocked in the PRC.

zeeglen
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Re: Very cool story.
zeeglen   6/5/2014 5:57:00 PM
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Yes, what a great story!  Thanks for sharing this bit of history.

Michael.Markowitz
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Very cool story.
Michael.Markowitz   6/5/2014 5:44:24 PM
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Very cool story. Congratulations on a job not done! :)

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