T HE RED building is a half-hour stroll from Tiananmen Square, yet few sightseers venture there. In the 1910s the “new culture” movement flourished behind its walls. […] In 1919 students marched to Tiananmen Square to decry China’s weakness in accepting the Treaty of Versailles (it gave a former German colony in China to Japan). […] One answer is that the bloodshed at Tiananmen showed that protest is dangerous. […] This tendency is not lost on Mr Xi, as much a manipulator of nationalism as he is afraid of it.
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