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What happened to the man who stood in front of the tanks in Tiananmen Square?

By Michael Coveney  

© Johan Persson

What happened to that man who stood in front of the tanks in Tiananmen Square? In the new play by Lucy Kirkwood, an American photo-journalist who was in Beijing in 1989 is now covering the 2012 US presidential elections. In the middle of a debate on the outsourcing of jobs to Chinese factories, he reads a cryptic newspaper message that reawakens his curiosity and he sets out to discover the fate of the man in the photo.

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