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Hong Kong's June 4 Museum leaves physical world for virtual one

Germany-based Chinese reporter put in charge of online exhibits of 1989 crackdown

HONG KONG -- Two months after government inspectors forced its closure, a Hong Kong museum dedicated to preserving the memory of China's 1989 Tiananmen crackdown has reappeared in virtual form.

The June 4th Museum of Memory and Human Rights opened online on Wednesday, after collecting 1.68 million Hong Kong dollars ($216,400) from 1,186 individual donors through crowdfunding in a rare step forward for the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China which has been under intense pressure from the authorities in recent months.

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