British Embassy in China posts candlelight photo to commemorate June 4, disappears after only 20 minutes

Today, on the 32nd anniversary of the June 4 Incident, the British Embassy in China posted a photo of candlelight in the dark on the Chinese online community Weibo and WeChat at nearly 3pm, without any accompanying text, but it survived for less than 20 minutes before being deleted by the webmaster authorities. Last year, the British Embassy’s June 4 post was deleted 15 minutes later. The embassy official said, “It was five minutes slower than last year, which shows that it was a busy day for the webmaster.”

According to a Central News Agency report today, the British Embassy in China posted a picture mourning June 4 that was disappeared in 20 minutes. Christina Scott, minister at the British Embassy in China, later tweeted that they had posted the photo on Chinese social media in memory of all those who died in and around Tiananmen Square 32 years ago. But the photo was removed within 20 minutes. Edward Lawrence, a BBC correspondent in China, laughed under Situ’s tweet, saying, “I’m surprised it took them so long to [delete]…”

Stuart replied, “Five minutes slower than last year, so it’s clear it’s been a busy day for the webmaster.”

According to the microblogging message, the British Embassy in China posted this candlelight photo at 2:55 p.m., many Chinese netizens in mind, but the following discussion string deliberately left a message asking if the Queen had passed away? Why is the British side “secretly not sending funeral”? “The Queen of England died due to illness” instantly jumped to the hot search term.

The photo survived less than 20 minutes after it was deleted by the webmaster authorities, and many netizens also ridiculed the British Embassy in China for making a fool of itself before hastily deleting the article.

According to the report, but Chinese netizens did not mention what happened 32 years ago today. The word “June 4” remains a banned word in China’s online community.