A museum dedicated to the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing will open in New York City on June 4, two years after the Hong Kong version was forced to close by the government.
The museum, which is being run by mainland Chinese dissidents, aims to promote democracy and freedom in China.
The 2,000 square-foot museum will feature exhibits that include collections of Hong Kong newspaper reports and commemorative city items from the time of the crackdown.
The organizers of the museum say that Hong Kong's efforts to promote democracy and human rights in China have been stifled by the mainland Chinese authorities, who have tightened their grip on the city since the outbreak of the COVID
The Tiananmen Square crackdown took place on June 4, 1989, when Chinese military forces brutally suppressed a student-led pro-democracy movement in Beijing.
The event has been officially censored in China, and the government has cracked down on dissent and free speech in the intervening years.
The opening of the New York museum comes as Beijing is facing widespread unrest over issues such as social injustice and environmental degradation, which some analysts say could lead to further government crackdowns on dissent.