Yesudasan: Malayala Manorama, June 29, 1989
"Chinese Government appoints the Chinese Army Publicity Chief as the editor of 'People's Daily', the communist party mouthpiece".
A journalist: "Comrade Editor, what headline should be given to this news item?"
The Editor: "Give it without a HEAD."
(Yesudasan / Malayala Manorama / June 29, 1989)

After the death of Hua Yaobang, a former General Secretary of the Communist Party in April 1987, Chinese students demanded his rehabilitation and the introduction of democratic reforms. The student's movement ended tragically on Tiananmen Square on June 4. Thousands died when the hardliners ordered the clearing of the Square.
A purge followed from which newspaper Editors were not exempt.

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